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Chase Goals, Not Squirrels

Andrea Savard
March 14, 2023
5 min read

Here’s why you have a coach:

  • There’s too much out there. A lot of it looks or sounds good.
  • You know you can’t do everything. Trying to do too much will actually set you back. I’m guilty!
  • People are overwhelmed with decisions and don't know where to start
  • Experience matters. Coaches are your guide in a confusing world.

I’m talking about diet plans, supplements, workout programs or even daily WODs.

Most people are aware of overtraining, and we’re all scared of getting injured. But most don’t realize there’s an optimal amount of training, just as there’s an optimal amount of food to eat. Too little, and your progress will be slow. But doing too many workouts has the exact same effect.

We choose CrossFit for our primary group training because it’s a great balance: It’s not too little and it’s not too much. But even as hard as CrossFit workouts are, many people are tempted to do more: to add a little “recovery run,” or even to do multiple workouts in a day. This is NOT the path to success.

More is NOT better. Better is better.

You have a coach. That coach is your filter. Your coaches are here to tell you what’s optimal, not what’s minimal.

At FirePower, our coaches want to talk to you every 3-4 months about your progress. We call it a "Check-In & Chat". One-on-one, in person. We want to put you on the InBody, ask about your goals, review your progress and then give you the best possible prescription.

Here’s a link to book the Check-in & Chat. It’s part of your membership!

Let the coach or admin team if you'd like an Inbody scan done at the same time. Members get a special rate of $25 and we can add it to your account.

What we DON’T want is for you to have to guess. We don’t want you to try fad diets or workout programs just because someone else is doing them. We don’t want you to drink a gallon of milk a day just because you saw it online (truth: this was a CrossFit fad circa 2011. We didn’t join that one). We don’t even want you to do what everyone else in the gym is doing, because their program is theirs. It’s not yours.

Train in a group, tailor individually: That’s what our coaches do.

You have a coach. They’re a filter. Next time you see a workout online and think, “Oooooh, that looks spicy! Gotta try it after the wod tomorrow!” ask your coach if it fits your goals. Safety is our priority, prevention is our mission.

Let us help!!

Andrea, Team FirePower

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