Faith WOD – Behind the Curtain

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Read on as Coach Gordy Prather takes you “behind the curtain” of our monthly Faith WOD.  Interested in joining our next one on March 10th?  Click here to sign up.  It’s FREE and open to the public!

Behind the Curtain – by Gordy Prather

At CrossFit Ignis, we’re grateful for the wide array of diversity represented within our athletes. Not diversity in terms of ability level within the box, but diversity in life. We all come from different walks of life. Different upbringings. Different careers. Different opinions. However, despite our diversity we can also find commonality. Our most common denominator is fitness, as we all strive to better ourselves. For several of our athletes, there is another commonality. Faith.

As a result, 5 months ago we combined faith and fitness with the creation of FaithWOD. CrossFit Ignis offers FaithWOD on the second Sunday of each month at 2pm. This is a free event open to the public. A certified CF-L1 coach programs and instructs the class. Prior to the WOD, we have a devotional together which is led by one of our Ignis athletes. The WOD is typically themed to match our devotion.

Allow us to take you behind the curtain.

For example, yesterday (February 10), our devotion focused on goal setting. For the most part we, as individuals, operate on short-term goals. Something in the less than one year category. Typically we would consider anything over one year as a long-term goal. During the devo we were challenged to think even further down the line. Not 1 year, 5 years or even a decade. We were asked to think 100 years down the road. Obviously 100 years from now we will be long gone, but our legacy doesn’t have to be. Therefore the premise yesterday: who or what are you living for? Are you living in a way that matters? Are you living in a way that inspires and/or encourages others? Are you serving others? Loving others?

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The number 100 shows up all across this WOD. First, with the amount of double or single unders, but also in our four movements as well. Four movements at 25 reps each equals 100 reps each round. The intent: keep your 100 year goal in mind.

You may look at this WOD and think, “That seems long. That seems difficult.”

It was.

Aren’t goals supposed to be?

Join us on March 10th for FaithWOD6.

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

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