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4 Reasons to Sign Up For a Competition

As most of you know, I was a Division I swimmer in college. Competing in swimming was a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Once my swimming career was over and I graduated from college, I immediately joined a CrossFit gym to satisfy my need for a group workout environment as well as an outlet for my competitive drive. The day to day WODs and the online leaderboards motivate me but when it comes time to sign up for a CrossFit competition, I get total competition anxiety trying to predict the workouts. Despite the uncertainty and pre-competition nerves, when game day comes around, I always have a great time competing alongside my friends and seeing how much I have improved.
While I fall into the category of the CrossFit athlete who gets anxious leading up to a competition, there’s another category of athletes that just the idea of a competition energizes and motivates them. What I’ve come to realize after competing a handful of times is that anxiety and excitement are more or less the same thing, it’s just how you perceive them that makes all the difference. The only way you can experience this first hand is to get out of your comfort zone and try it for yourself. No matter what kind of athlete you are, you should grab some friends and sign up for a CrossFit competition this summer for the below reasons!

1. Have Fun and kick some ass!
Most of us were competitors at some time in our lives. Well, it’s about time to get that gameday feeling back. CrossFit gives us the opportunity to regain the thrill of competition that was once such a big part of our lives. There’s something about doing a partner or a team competition and putting yourself out there to compete that brings you back to the soccer field or basketball court as a kid. Competitions are where we get to express what we’ve worked so hard on, and what better place to kick ass and hit PRs than in an energized environment with your friends and family watching.

2. Learn something about yourself
You’ll never truly know what you’re capable until you challenge yourself and get comfortable being uncomfortable. No matter what level CrossFitter you are, you are good enough to compete and you will surprise yourself with what you are able to accomplish!

3. Be inspired and inspire others
Whether it’s your kids in the stands watching, your teammates/competitors beside you, or even a random stranger, you could be the reason someone decides to push themselves a little harder. Courage is contagious and is the spark for inspiration in others.

4. Fuel your fire to keep training hard
A sense of urgency, an emphasis on goals, and the motivation to prepare are some of the characteristics that are necessary to be the best you can be. By signing up for one competition, these feelings will quickly fuel your fire during WODs. Do yourself a favor and sign up to give yourself a little extra drive, something to train for, this summer.

Ask one of the coaches for information on any of the local competitions!

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brian Rosen
brian Rosen
21:34 21 Oct 20
I’ve been a member at Radd CrossFit since 2013. The coaches are all knowledgeable and supportive of all members no... matter what level you are at in your nutrition and physical journey. The members at Radd are like family members and the entire community is extremely supportive! Through group classes, accountability coaching and one on one coaching I have learned valuable nutrition and exercise lessons that I can utilize for life. I highly recommend starting your fitness journey at Radd!read more
Diane Yodice
Diane Yodice
15:44 14 Oct 20
If I can describe the philosophy of RADD in a few words it would be, "You can do it!" This may sound like a common... phrase, but RADD lives by this philosophy from workouts, to eating, to lifestyle changes, and to overall mental and emotional health. RADD cares about the WHOLE person and helps you to achieve your goals. They treat you like family and they care about their people. Every coach works with you at your own pace and caters workouts to what you can do, and then pushes you to your next level. At first a CrossFit workout seemed like an impossibility to me but I once I took the plunge, I loved it because RADD made me feel that I can do it. Since every workout is structured to your abilities and what challenges you, everyone feels welcome in group settings and everyone supports each other. The RADD family helped me to become a better me both inside and out!read more
Laura Kaveney
Laura Kaveney
18:19 13 Oct 20
I recently joined RADD after moving from the city to Glen Cove, and so far the experience has been great! The owners... and staff have been incredibly welcoming, from the moment I requested information Dan reached out to me immediately (like, within a minute of pressing submit) and wanted to learn about my goals as well as what drives me to be fit and healthy. Since it’s a family run business, there’s definitely a personal touch you sense right away, they care a lot about their members and the quality of the space and equipment. With Covid, the safety measures in place have made me feel comfortable, and I’ve really enjoyed the workouts so far. The programming is well balanced and thought out, and it’s been great to help me get back in shape after quarantine. Everyone is super friendly and accommodating, I highly recommend RADD to anyone passing through the area or looking for a new CrossFit gym or fitness community.read more
Arleigh Rothenberg
Arleigh Rothenberg
02:00 14 Sep 20
RADD CrossFit is incredible. I am so impressed by their professionalism, level of expertise, and their ability to meet... the needs of each client, even when each client is at a different point in their fitness journey. The RADD community is equally as amazing. I can feel and see my improvement, and I'm so happy to have joined RADD! Thank you!read more
Sophia Capobianco
Sophia Capobianco
01:27 03 Feb 20
A very welcoming and supportive community. RADD has taught me all aspects of fitness and how to live a healthy... lifestyle. The Coaches that work there dedicate everything to their members and the community. Love the different classes that are accessible to all ages. I have been there for about 3 years and can see myself a life long member.read more
Jeannette Anobile
Jeannette Anobile
14:56 19 Jan 20
I have been going to RADD since October 2018 and have only had wonderful experiences. I started with no prior... experience, the coaches tailored the classes to my ability and helped me get stronger! They are truly a community! Every coach is approachable and understanding. Rob, Dan and Diana really do want the absolute best for their members. The nutrition support is amazing. They inspire you to work to your best. I have seen amazing changes and improvements to my body. Thank you RADD!read more
Sierra Werz
Sierra Werz
15:25 18 Jan 20
So grateful for RADD and their coaches/members, best thing you can do is walk through those doors!!
Richard Olson
Richard Olson
03:21 22 Sep 18
Great gym and amazing workouts! Coaches are professional, knowledgeable and motivating. Members are really friendly... and welcoming.read more
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