One of the best parts about the global crossfit community is the cool factor of checking out other affiliates when you travel. Whether you are new to crossfit or a seasoned CFHPer you'll benefit from the experience of visiting other crossfit gyms. You might hear a different coaching cue or see a different perspective that creates that light bulb moment. So...if you plan to check out another box or two while you're on the road, here's 5 quick tips to make it a great experience.
1 - Use the map.crossfit.com These are OFFICIAL Crossfit Affiliates.
2 - You can learn alot from a quick scroll through each affiliate's webpage. Is their site full pics of their own athletes? Are they smiling and sweating? Or is every blog post a meme or stock photo? (this could mean you would be working out by yourself...fail.)
3 - Our friends at Crossfit Long Beach offer some advice on What To Look for in Crossfit Affiliate: http://www.crossfitlongbeach.com/checklist-choosing-crossfit-gym
4 - Call and confirm their hours and visitor policy. Every box has a different visitor policy, and their holiday hours may be different than what is on their website. (Plus most owners really appreciate the gesture).
5 - Let us know! We can recommend affiliates in the place you are traveling too. You can also put your membership on hold in week-long increments (remember no retro-active holds through). Email works best.
6 - Be cool. Introduce yourself to folks you don't know. Cheer folks on to the end. High five everyone. Bring a little piece of our CFHP community with you wherever you go.
Be Safe, Have Fun! Keep up the great training!