I‘ve been everywhere, man.
I’ve been everywhere, man.
Crossed the deserts bare, man.
I’ve breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I’ve had my share, man.

Go travel.  Just about anywhere you go, at least in the States, there will be a CrossFit box. Check it out. It is so much fun to hit up a class on the other side of the country.  Going to other boxes will make a cross country road trip a lot of fun.  There are a lot of smaller boxes out there that offer great training, like CF West.  Go check out some of the more well known or larger affiliates.  Most affiliates won’t even charge you for a visit, we never do, but you can support other affiliates by buying a t-shirt.  Heck, buy me a t-shirt.

Don’t be scared to go to other affiliates closer to home either. Learn from other trainers.  Your box is a special place, but it isn’t sacrosanct. However, going to other affiliates shouldn’t be window shopping for a new home, but a specific trip to learn more.  Other affiliates might have trainers who are expert in Olympic lifting, or kettlebells, or gymnastics, or running, or injury rehab.  Talk to your trainer before you go.  Ask them to recommend another affiliate or trainer for your needs. If your affiliate gets angry or down on you for wanting to experience other boxes, then maybe you need to ask yourself why.

Going to other CF boxes is a lot of fun and is a good time, but if you are trying to become a trainer yourself, then I think it is a must.  Again, ask your own trainers who they would recommend, but experiencing other trainers’ styles and methods is a valuable step in becoming a trainer yourself.  Seek the best out if you want to be one of the best yourself.

What are your thoughts?  What other boxes have you visited?  Please post to Comments.


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