The Time is Now

May 20, 2019

 by Dan Dirkx


We are all afraid of something. Probably many things. And some fear is a good thing, but don’t let it cripple you!


The most common things I hear when I tell people they should try CrossFit are:


  • I need to lose some weight first.
  • Let me get in a little bit better shape first.
  • It’s too expensive.
  • I don’t have time.
  • I have kids with me all day.
  • I don’t know enough about CrossFit.


And I’ll even let you in on a little secret. I have said all of those things myself! I am going to call BS on all those excuses right now. Change is hard. Trust me, I know. At one point in my life I weighed 255 pounds. I am 5’9 tall, so as everyone used to like to tell me, “I carried the weight well.” I said all those things because it was easier to stay the same than it was to change. I did lose 40 pounds and gain muscle mass, and a big part of that was eating clean, working out, and eventually CrossFit. So when it came time for me to face some of my fears and go forward with starting my own CrossFit box, I have been very conscientious about those initial excuses I had myself. We at CrossFit Taproot are trying very hard to make sure there are no barriers to entry. No excuses!


You need to lose some weight? Fantastic - CrossFit is a fabulous way to do that. Losing weight, getting toned/fit, and gaining muscle mass are the 3 main reasons people start working out. We all want to look in the mirror and be proud of what we see. CrossFit can help you get there. We can provide nutritional advice through our Nutrition Program, help with supplements, direction for the best recovery, plus moral support through the fantastic community that CrossFit creates. You won’t ever be on your journey alone!


You need to get in shape? So that you can get in shape? CrossFit is HOW you get in shape. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never stepped into a gym before or never laid hands on a barbell, we will guide you safely every step of the way. We even offer several options for you when starting out to make sure you are comfortable. Our Foundations Program is for everyone new to CrossFit. There you will learn everything you need to know to safely do all the CrossFit movements. These are one-one-one sessions so you will get you a lot of individualized attention. We want to make sure you are comfortable and get the most of your time with us.The goal of Foundations is to get into group classes. We also offer Personal Training. This is great if you have very specific goals, a specific schedule, some injuries or other special considerations, or are more comfortable in a one-on-one setting.


It’s too expensive? Cost and value are very different things. Yes, CrossFit costs more than the gym down the street. But, at CrossFit, you will never be stuck on a treadmill reading a magazine while listening to music and watching re-runs of How I Met Your Mother. Each hour long class is instructor lead from start to finish. Classes are kept smaller so you get the attention you need. You develop a sense of community as you work out with people, you bond over the struggles you’ve gone through together. You can’t get that anywhere else!


You don’t have time? I get it that we are all very busy in life with families, and jobs, and other obligations. Working out, doing something to better yourself, usually takes a back burner to life’s other obligations. We have tried to make our schedule fit your needs. We offer classes before work, and after work/evenings. We even have shower facilities so you can get ready for work at the gym. We also have recovery beverages available to grab on your way out. And let’s think a little bit bigger here. We all need some time for ourselves, we need to take care of ourselves so that we can take care of others for years to come. You are worth an hour a day!


You have kids?

So do we! Our coaching staff has kids ranging in ages from 8-22. So we know that time is scarce and money is tight! We need to work out because sometimes fast meals are what we get. We want to set good examples for our kids and that is hard. We know what it is like to have kids and struggle with getting to the gym.


You don’t know enough about CrossFit? We invite you to schedule a Introductory Class and come to the gym to see it for yourself. We’ll sit down and get to know you and what your goals are. We’ll talk about the best way to reach them and how to get started. We’ll give you a tour of the facility and answer all the questions you have. The hardest part is taking that first step. But, we look forward to seeing you at the gym soon!