Good Denver Deal/Workout: Free CrossFit
Last weekend we had a great Denver Saturday morning, and it all started with free CrossFit in Commons Park. Every Saturday morning at 10:30, CrossFit LoDo offers free CrossFit in Commons Park. I had never done CrossFit before, and I didn’t know too much about what to expect–other than that it is a short workout that is really intense. Both of those things turned out to be true.
We started out with a two lap warmup around Commons Park, which was followed by dynamic stretching. Then we found out what the “WOD” (Workout Of the Day) was: 100 pushups, 100 squats, 100 situps, and 100 box jumps, preferably in that order, preferably as fast as possible. Given that this was a free class and my first CrossFit ever, I felt comfortable accepting the offer from the instructor for newbies to do 50 reps of each activity first before cycling back to do the remaining 50 reps of each activity.
“3-2-1, go!” In the moment, the next 19 minutes and 28 seconds were not the most pleasant 19 minutes and 28 seconds of my life. It turns out after about 35-40 pushups, they aren’t quite as easy, and after about 80, I wasn’t sure if my arms even worked anymore. The surprise addition of 10 long-jumping “burpees” to the end of the workout only further kicked my proverbial tuchus. But after the workout was done, though I was sore, I felt great. Really great, and it was only about 11:00. The whole day was still in front of me.
From the instructors to the participants, everyone that came to the free CrossFit was nice and supportive. There was a healthy mix of experienced CrossFitters and newbies, and there wasn’t a strong pitch from the instructors at the end to try and get people to join the gym. There were no sign-up sheets. We just did our workout, gave each other high-fives, then said goodbye.
I’m probably not going to start paying to go to CrossFit, but I did enjoy the free CrossFit in the park, and I suspect that at some point I’ll be back for more. Perhaps I’ll see you there, too, as we work to dominate (and inevitably get dominated by) the WOD!
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