Have you heard of CrossFit? It’s a style of workouts “comprised of constantly varied functional movements (like pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting, running) executed at high intensity.” People that do CrossFit don’t just go to the gym. They become certifiable CrossFit fanatics.
I wanted to find out what all of the fuss was about, so last year I signed up for a two-week CrossFit basics course — a prerequisite for attending regular classes.
At the end of the two weeks, I received an email with the subject, “You’ve Finished Basics!” Inside it read, “I hope you enjoyed your Basics Class! If you have any suggestions or feedback about your experience, please let us know. Now that you have completed a Basics Class, you are welcome to join the gym as a member and begin taking all of our group classes.”
The only problem was that I hadn’t finished the Basics Class, and I wasn’t welcome...