Almost a year ago I wrote a blog post about facing fears. Today I’m going to write about something that I feel is connected, trust and safety.  I feel that living with trust allows life to feel a bit more free. We trust that tomorrow will come, we trust that our friends and family will stand by our sides and that the higher powers will help guide us in the right directions. Yes, we have contracts and agreements that can ensure trust, but mostly we have to trust the word of others that they will be here and do what they say.

When I walk into CrossFit LA I feel calm, secure and safe. That was not true the first time I walked in, but has developed over time. I know at times when a new person comes to the gym it can feel like a crazy place.  It might appear that everyone knows what they are doing, the music is loud and fit people are moving all around. I feel part of our job as coaches here is to guide you in a direction to make sure you have enough knowledge and resources to feel safe.  Part of the process of having a coach is using that time to build a trusting relationship and help you learn to make good choices to challenge yourself in a safe environment. A lot of that is educating you on what you’re getting yourself into. This can apply to your new health and fitness choices and or specifically to each workout (context).

We do our best to provide you with a supportive and safe environment in which you can take chances, push yourself, fail better and learn about your limits. Without a safe space I feel it can be challenging for some to push past comfortable. We talk about this in fundamentals as working up to your threshold. For those that have an athletic past, it might come a bit easier to push yourself.  We strive to coach you in a way where you can make gains and progress that are appropriate to your body and where you are at. We work hard to guide you through safe, efficient movement and choices in the gym. As you learn more about yourself you might find that as intensity in your workouts increase, some form is lost and that is normal. But we do our best to keep you moving safely through all of it.

I appreciate all of your trust that you give us as coaches. I feel it’s an honor that all of you are here in this safe space we call CrossFit LA. Thank you for trusting us and allowing us to help you grow, learn and  be healthy. And remember we are all here to help, so if you have a question, just ask.


Today’s Workout

4 RFQ (30s:30s) @ </= 7 RPE
Deadlifts (45-50%)
Kipping CTB pullups
Wallballs (20/14)
–SOMSAVS soring–

5-7 Sets @ 65%
1 Clean and jerk

And Coming Thursday

5 KB Turkish getups (24/16)
10 Alt KB Cleans
15 KB Goblet squats
200m KB Farmer carry
–20min Cap–



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