February 21, 2014

What makes a CFer a CFer?

Is it the mental toughness?  The pushing yourself beyond what you thought were your limits?  The teamwork and working together across all abilities and experience levels?  The self sacrifice for the greater good?


It’s all of that and more.  This isn’t about you.  Corps Fitness isn’t a place you just come to get a work out.  It’s not a ho-hum globo gym where you pay $xx a month  and we don’t care if you never come back.  This is a family, and just like any family, we love to greet our new members who are arriving all the time.  And just like a family, you’re held accountable by the other members to hold up the morals and integrity of this “thing” that is so much bigger than any one individual.  If you’re a veteran, take a newbie under your wing, teach them, and show them the ropes.  If you’re a newbie,  pay close attention to the level of respect others show for CF and their fellow CFers.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve been here 3 months or 3 years, if you are giving your all during every class and pushing yourself to help out your team mates, if you “buy in” to what CF is all about, you’re helping make CF what it is.  And we thank you for that.

If you’d like to give a shout-out to a fellow CFer, send an email to Gretchen with their name and why you’d like to nominate them / how they demonstrate the CF spirit.  As nominations come in, we’ll be periodically posting these shout-outs on the blog.  Be sure to check in to see who’s recognized!!

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  • Christina February 21, 2014 Reply

    So funny that other so called " Crossfit" gyms are chanting " hoorah". When its actually " oorah". Am I correct ??

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    Gretchen Kaag February 24, 2014 Reply

    Yes, Christina, you’re right! Any Marine (or CFer) should know the proper chant! Yelling at the beginning of the circuit (the CKaag special) is also a Marines tradition 🙂

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