Happy Everything to You

One of my most favorite quotes of all time during the holiday season is,

“If you are Jewish, tell me ‘Happy Hanukkah.’ If you are Christian, tell me ‘Merry Christmas.’ If you are African-American, tell me 'Joyous Kwanzaa.’ If you prefer none of those, tell me ‘Happy Holidays.’ I will not be offended, but rather I will be thankful that you took the time to say something nice to me.”

So, whoever you are, wherever you may be, and whichever holiday you observe, we wish you and yours a joyous and blessed holiday, and we thank you for being a part of our Cadre CommUNITY!!!

And, speaking of community and religions… I was thinking today how many of us joke about, while others criticize CrossFit being a “cult” or very “religious.”

While some may take offense to this, I actually take this as a compliment, and even with great pride. Sure, there are those extremes out there in the world, but, for the most part, CrossFit is a pretty amazing community of people wanting to better themselves, not only physically, but mentally and spiritually.

We’ve taken the health & fitness industry by storm, and are starting to redefine what REAL health and fitness are - Body, mind, AND soul. It’s the whole package. It’s a lifestyle.

Aaaaaand… In order to live this lifestyle, you have to be surrounded by those who choose greatness, as well.

So, yeah, we are a “cult.” We are a select group of people who have decided that mediocrity will no longer suffice. We have given each other, and ourselves, permission to be great. To grow. To succeed. And, to share a place at the top TOGETHER.

We are a “religion.” We live this lifestyle of quality - In health, fitness, nutrition, sleep, recovery, hydration, and in the company we keep. We seek progress and education. We build each other up. We hold one another accountable. We make each other better.

And so again, I say to all of you who are a part of this journey with us, regardless of color, religion, socioeconomic status, educational-level, etc - Thank you for choosing to be a part of this journey with us, this “cult,” to better ourselves inside and out, and for living this “religion” with us as we continue to be human and make mistakes, but learn and grow from them as we cheer and support each other through the highs and lows.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, & Happy Holidays to all of you!!!

Please remember that we will be CLOSED tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec 25th for Christmas Day.

Back to normal class schedule on Wednesday, Dec 26th.

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