Drop and Give Me Twenty!


Photo courtesy of CrossFit MSP

The holidays are fast approaching, and I’ve made a plan to gorge myself guilt-free. It’s called: CrossFit MSP Boot Camp.

According to Wiki, CrossFit is “one of the fastest growing fitness movements on the planet,” combining constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.

The Boot Camps, hosted for the first time at the CrossFit gym in St. Louis Park, incorporate the same philosophies as CrossFit, minus the complex lifting movements. Owner Michael Pilhofer says they’re for both men and women looking to get an efficient, short (15-20 min), fun workout, done in a small group environment.

I submit that the Boot Camps are also for those wishing to make a little more room in their waistband for a second helping of turkey.

Another plus is that CrossFit workouts are scalable for people of all fitness levels. Meaning even those of us who only run… after the ice cream man… will still benefit.

The six-week camps start November 2, and some discounts are available for signing up with a friend. As I learned in a similar boot camp, the best motivation to not wimp out is group peer pressure.

6 Comments so far

  1. David (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

    Are you really going to do it? Also, when you comment are you now Ashley(Ashley)?

  2. ashley on October 26th, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

    I may. And yes, it’s Ashley (Ashley), much like Zig Ziglar, or Marky Mark.

  3. ashley on October 26th, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

    Unless it’s Ashley (MB logo), which it just did….

  4. kevinfromminneapolis on November 1st, 2009 @ 9:11 pm

    This would be nice if it were held at times when normal working people could attend. This drives me absolutely nuts about fitness centers – holding their classes during the day. Hello! We have to work!

  5. kevinfromminneapolis on November 1st, 2009 @ 9:12 pm

    Hit submit too soon.

    That’s why there is a big rush at the gym in the early evening – because we worked all day.

  6. ashley on November 2nd, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

    I know what you mean Kevin. If the boot camps don’t work out for you though, the regular CrossFit workouts are about the same price (but you can go to unlimited classes), and they have early morning and evening ones. You can also just pay for one month to check it out.

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