They’re all moms.
One is a logistics manager at a stationary plant, another stays at home, and the third is a middle-school principal.
All three women say the same thing: There’s no good reason not to come to CrossFit—specifically Oceanside CrossFit in Oceanside, Calif.
“I have to make it here. This is how I relieve my stress,” the logistics manager says. “We make time. It’s not an option. We have to work out.”
She adds: “If a working parent can do it, anybody can do it.”
The key is making working out a priority, the middle-school principal says.
“You build it into your calendar, and that’s kind of a sacred time,” she advises. “Don’t let the grind of the day distract from that.”
The stay-at-home mom brings along her toddler, who sits in a stroller during the WOD.
“I love playing with him but this is important for my sanity, too. So that’s why I come,” she says. “This is an appointment. I don’t miss doctor’s appointments. I don’t miss times that I have scheduled for (my son) for daycare.”
Oceanside CrossFit trainer Gabriel Kessler echoes those sentiments. He has a job and a 5-year-old daughter.
“I’m here,” he says with a smile. “No excuses.”
Additional reading: Fast Food by Greg Glassman, published Dec. 1, 2002.