DTR_3115 Entertainment or Fitness?

Ah, the Globo-Gym: neon lights and floor-to-ceiling mirrors, book holders on the ellipticals with a wide variety of magazines to choose from, fruity music on the PA and cardio equipment with TVs and internet access, and trainers having people squat with 14 pounds on their backs BUT DON’T GO BELOW PARALLEL!! There are people wandering aimlessly (lots of them), they stop to pick up a shiny toy to play with, stand on the wobbly air pillow, and climb into the new contraption that promises to be more fun than the old contraption. It kind of sounds like a commercially-owned grown-up playpen to me.

If entertainment is what you’re looking for, go see a movie, drive a go-kart or play mini-golf. If it’s fitness you want, you are going to have to do more than catch up on emails on your Blackberry while you stay in the “fat burning zone” for 45 minutes on the recumbent stationary bike. Sorry.

At CrossFit Montgomery County you learn what to do, how to do it, and why you should be doing it. You learn how to move like humans are supposed to move, and you learn that you’re capable of much more than Men’s Health or Cosmopolitan say you are. You learn that community is more important than iPods, and that real results don’t come without a lot of sweat, pain, and sometimes blood. There are plenty of places to go if you want to be entertained – your gym shouldn’t be one of them.

Get yourself into the workout, kick it in the teeth, and be proud of the sweat angel you leave on the mat after your latest PR. That’s what it’s all about. Playpens are for infants.

Today’s WOD:


1 mile run
100 Pullups
200 Pushups
300 Squats
1 mile run

You may break up the pullups, pushups, and squats any way you like.

  • David.Rice

    Sweet!! Murph, in all it’s glory, I embrace the wrath you have bestowed upon us and caress it gently while planning my revenge.

  • daniel.zaudtke

    13 days off…and come back to Murph…what a Welcome Back present!