10 Reasons Why You Are in Shape Enough to Start:

It’s scary to start a new fitness program—we are with you on that.
Amy Hogaboom
August 12, 2022
10 Reasons Why You Are in Shape Enough to Start:

Amy Hogaboom


August 12, 2022

It’s scary to start a new fitness program—we are with you on that.

You’d love to find a gym that gets you real results that LAST. Though you’ve considered CrossFit, all you can think about is how long it’s been since you were “on track” and how hard it’s going to be. You’re not sure you can handle the workouts.

Sure, our workouts can be hard, but over time (and not much time), you start to get the hang of it and find things you CAN do really well.

What you find at North Durham Fitness is:

1 – The workouts are just like real life

Getting out of a chair, picking up your bag, walking up stairs … these are things you do in real life, and our workouts focus on THOSE movements to help get you fit. If you can do those basic things, you can do our workouts.

2 – You start slowly

You learn how to move BEFORE adding too much weight or intensity. We don’t WANT you to lift too much or go too fast at the beginning. Our goal is that you learn good form with light weights and slower workouts until you feel comfortable enough to add speed or weight.

3 – The focus is on SHOWING UP

Until you can manage to show up at least 3 times per week, it doesn’t matter how fast you run, how much you lift, or what you can do. The program is focused on building good habits before adding intensity. Show up enough and you end up in amazing shape.

4 – Most of our members started in terrible shape

It’s hard to believe when you watch them now, but so many of our best athletes had never touched a barbell, couldn’t do a push up, and had 20-50 pounds to lose when they started. Ask any of them what it was like when they started and they all say they were out of shape and TERRIFIED.

5 – But our coaches were even worse

Seriously, the coaches have the best stories of transformation. All of us have been there, and our goal is to make YOUR transition as easy as possible.

6 – No mirrors, no judgment

We don’t care about how you look, how fast you go, or how much you lift unless YOU do. This goes for coaches AND athletes. The other folks in your classes are working so hard to improve themselves that they don’t have time to judge you. In fact, it’s the opposite … because most of us have been there, our community is all about supporting you in showing up, working hard, and achieving whatever goals are important to YOU.

7 – You’ll track and celebrate progress

You’ll notice that we put times or weights up on the board when you do your workout. We also encourage you to track them on our app. However, this is only because we want you to see how far you’ve come. If you do one push-up on Day 1, then on Day 90 you do 10, you want to recognize and acknowledge that progress. You only get that if you track your progress! (Note, this is not a requirement, some people are perfectly happy to never track a result and we support that, too.)

8 – Our gym mom – Brenda

Every gym should have a mom like ours. Brenda doesn’t bake cookies or clean up after you, she just kicks ass and inspires everyone. She couldn’t do a push-up or lift more than an empty barbell when she started. She’s retired now and in her late 60s, can do tons of push-ups and can deadlift more than 200 lb. She deals with aches and pains and all the other things that happen when you age, but she still shows up 3-5 times per week and does what she can because it helps the rest of her LIFE. If SHE can do it, YOU can.

9 – You won’t do anything you don’t want to

Does your knee, shoulder, elbow, or neck bother you? No problem! We’ll change the workout so you don’t have to use them. Does the idea of running 400 meters scare the bejesus out of you? Let’s skip it and have you hop on a rower! The movements, times, and weights we put in our workouts are just suggestions. The goal is for you to get a good workout that fits for YOU every single time. Your coaches are there to make the workout work for YOU.

10 – What would you do otherwise?

How would you “get in shape” to do a workout program that promises to get you in shape? Would you run? Walk? Do Pilates or yoga? Just diet more? How would you know if you were in shape enough?

The goal of our program is to get you in the best shape of your life NO MATTER WHERE YOU START. If this is your goal, why would you start with anything else?

Stop feeling Frustrated. Look Better, Feel Better & Get Stronger Today!

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