It's one of the top reasons people gravitate towards group fitness: Wanting to meet other people. And when it comes to growing your social circle and networking, there's no better place to do it than CrossFit9.
We're famous for creating connections, and for good reason. Our member family (affectionately called #9Nation) is chock full of people who met their realtor in class, found their best friend in a partner WOD, or made a romantic match chatting between sets. (We even have several marriages and a few 9'er babies under our belt!)
But it's not so natural for everyone. It's easy to feel out of place, or run up against social overwhelm.
In our Fit for What Podcast Ep. 4, Coaches (and introverts) Dane Leavy and Lindsay Alvestad talk all about the tried-and-true ways to forge new friendships at St. Pete's friendliest gym.
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00:24 – Announcements:
CrossFit9 Grit Squad - Shout out to Vern M., Sue N., and Jordan T.
Active Recovery Care (A.R.C.) - New recovery programming available via Wodify
The Whole Life Challenge has started! Still time to join!
Ring Muscle-Up Workshop with Coach Dane Sat. Jan 25th at 10:30am
Pop-Up Yin Yoga Class Sat. Jan 25th 10:30am
06:20 – Introduction - How to make friends at the gym
Personality Types - Myers and Briggs Type Indicator
08:07 – Lindsay’s reflects on the typical big box gym scene
09:05 – Dane’s start at CF9
10:00 – Step 1: Choose the right gym. Gym culture. Invest in a good gym
12:25 – Step 2: Say hello first…
13:47 – Brief reflection on the diversity of people that CrossFit9 has brought into our lives
15:45 – Step 3: Keep showing up. Be consistent. Grit Squad
18:10 – Story of Lindsay’s early days at the noon WOD
19:47 – Step 4: Be vulnerable (appropriately...). Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
21:47 – Step 5: Get outside of the gym. CF9 Social Events. CrossFit9 + 9HIIT Community Group (private group). Email us to request access!
23:25 – Recap
Books Mentioned in this episode:
Daring Greatly, Brene Brown