The final sentence in Greg Glassmans classic "Fitness in 100 Words", it is so often the part that is ignored.
Listening to a recent podcast with CrossFit coach and mobiity guru, Kelly Starrett, he mentioned observing elite CrossFit athletes during free time.. they would always be up for playing some sort of physical game, whether they knew how to play or not, they would usually be pretty darn good at it. But they were always up for a new challenge.
Emily Clark just did a marathon down south, Carol Morrison completed the Dual on Rangitoto, Casey Potatou is currently training for an adventure race, and Andrew Martin has just put his name down for the entire Xterra Trail Run series starting next month. Adam Day, Nick Jones, Andrew Pearson and myself have committed to doing the Rangitoto - St Heliers swim next year as well.
So....... what are you going to play this year? It doesn't have to be a sport per se, just something that moves your body. Something that challenges you a little bit, something you're not used to.
You're in luck tomorrow, because we have a special guest coach in to take us through something new. I'm pretty nervous, I'll be honest, but I always tell people that they need to feel comfortable getting uncomfortable in the gym, be willing to fail, to maybe look a little silly. No one cares, we're all here trying to be better together.
So wear some comfy shoes, and bring an open mind tomorrow, when we get our Zumba on!