David Husel and Brennan Aitkin cashing out with some med ball tosses
One of the rules on the board at XFA
is to encourage one another. I really
have truly desired to have a gym that
was run on inspiration. When you walk
in you know it’s not your normal gym.
The environment is different, the people
are different, the energy is different.
In all honesty I was not sure how long
this process was going to take. How do
you draw out of people a desire to inspire
others? It is easy for me raise my voice to
drive another rep,to release a little hoot to
zap a little energy in the room, to see the look
in your eye that tells me the
voice in your head that tell you you can’t is
taking over and it’s winning. It’s second nature!
I feel completely blessed to have been given this
gift. For many of you though it’s not second
nature. If you think about it though for some it’s
not second nature to drive your intensity to a place
of discomfort. So I challenge you to step out of your
comfort zone, send out a hoot, yell a little, put out some
inspiration to the gym. Let it be words that you
might need to hear when you are struggling.
What do you need to hear when you are on your
third round and you don’t feel like you have any
left in the tank? Everyone around you is feeling the
The environment of our gym is changing and you folks
inspire me. You pull out of me the desire to be a better
coach because I see you working so hard to become
better CrossFitters, better people. I’m so proud of
what XFA is becoming. I couldn’t do it without
you guys. You drive the success of what we do.
You create the environment that has become so
Do you feel that you are inspired by those
around you in the gym? Do you feel like you
inspire others in the gym? What helps you
get through each and every WOD? Can we
be doing more?