The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation, and the fun is in the community.
Greg Glassman, Founder of CrossFit
The sense of community you find in a CrossFit gym is what distinguishes it from other gyms.
The encouragement and support you receive from coaches and other members, pushes you achieve results you never could obtain on your own.
Each class you will see people cheering each other on to finish the workout as strong as they can.
The sense of community extends beyond the walls of the gym as well with CrossFit PEI putting teams in the Corporate Relay of the PEI Marathon for the last 4 years. Groups of members have also competed together at other events such as the Mikinduri Run and Wear Red Road Races.
Of course, we know how to have fun too. There are lots of social events to get to know each other.
While many of our members feel a similar sense of community when they attend a seminar or workout at another CrossFit gym when travelling, it is even stronger when athletes from different gyms compete against each other.
Regardless of how competitive they are, it is common to see athletes cheering for each other during competitions and sometimes even coaching each other.
Our little gym has enjoyed a significant amount of success:
- 2009 CrossFit Games: Megan MacLellan competes at the Games (after qualifying at the Regionals) 6 other members of the gym go with her and represent CFPEI in the Affiliate Team competition
- 2010 CrossFit Regionals: Jeff MacRae goes on to compete at the Canadian Regionals after qualifying at the Sectionals for Canada East
- 2011 CrossFit Regionals: the CFPEI Team qualifies during the CF Games Open and competes at the Canada East Regionals
- 2012 CrossFit Games: Carol Craswell qualifies in the Masters division during the Open and will be competing at the CrossFit Games in California.