I am a 50-something business traveler that started CrossFit in 2017 to increase my strength for the sole purpose of improving my running. Over time, I began to see the benefits of CrossFit beyond running. I got on a nutrition program, kept training and have had great results. My CrossFit skill set is average (or perhaps a little less). I scale often but still manage to get a good workout. I train about 3 days per week +/-. However, because I travel so much for business, I was having a hard time maintaining consistency in my workout schedule.
I thought of dropping in on the road several times, but I just wasn’t comfortable. The “unknown” was holding me back. But doing pushups, sit ups and air squats in my hotel room wasn’t getting the job done. So, I finally started considering dropping in a little more in an area I travel to frequently. I asked some coworkers and read Google reviews to see if I could get a sense of a place. I also called and spoke with an owner. I finally decided to go and, although I had those nerves that come with the unfamiliar, I enjoyed myself. It was a good workout; the members were nice and the coaches were helpful.
Many drop-ins later, I now look forward to trying new places, meeting new people and, most of all, staying consistent with my training. As my list of drop-ins grows, I’ve found that I enjoy sharing my experiences. The goal is to offer you thorough reviews, share experiences and any relevant tips. So hopefully you become more familiar, more comfortable and most of all better prepared to try new places to help maintain your consistency, stay healthy and enjoy that time on the road a little bit more. My wish for you is that your travels are always safe, healthy and successful! -Matt
Being an object in motion. Humans are like sharks. If we stop moving we die. Whether it's physically moving at a gym or a hike, or mentally moving forward, movement is where we find ourselves. I started the drop-in diary to share some of the ways I've found to keep moving in a positive direction. I hope it helps. - Matt C.