How CrossFit Can Improve Your Performance at Work

By Joshua Crofton-Macdonald | December 21, 2017

How CrossFit Can Improve Your Performance at Work

CrossFit’s program has radically changed the way Americans look at fitness over the last decade. The ever-growing popularity of CrossFit has more reasons behind it than the obvious goals of improving the physique, endurance and strength training.

Recent studies have shown that high-intensity fitness regimes are more effective for improving physiological well-being, which in turns cross over to other parts of your life. It’s a no-brainer that staying fit, healthy and on top of your fitness game can help improve your overall well-being. The favors are long and includes improved cognitive ability, higher happiness quotient, enhanced productivity, and not to mention the perks of feeling strong and looking good.

If that doesn’t seize your attention, research has found a link between working out and work performance. As it turns out, participating in a CrossFit program can actually help improve your performance at work on top of motivating you to stay on top of your fitness game.

Here are some of the ways CrossFit training can apply to and improve your work performance.

Less stress

One of the best-known benefits of exercise is how a workout session can enhance your mood by relieving some of that stress and anxiety from your workweek. This can be especially helpful for teachers, stimulating creativity for better lessons while also renewing energy.

More energy

CrossFit mindset gets you moving even when you are not in the gym! You will see a spike in your energy levels that you can spend at your work. Tunnel all of that extra energy to bring your A game!

Take action

CrossFit, like any vigorous exercise program, tunes your mindset into a more result-oriented and ‘take action’ outlook. This can have a drastic impact on your work performance as you seize control of opportunity.

Routine mindset

CrossFit gets you into a routine, and once you start following that, you will develop an overall routine mentality which helps in getting over procrastination and improving your overall performance at work.

Competitive edge

The challenge presented during a CrossFit workout may be physical, but developing a personal competitive edge to continuously improve  can be applied to the workplace. The challenges at CrossFit can help build perseverance which in turn helps you develop a positive mental attitude.

Setting and meeting goals

At CrossFit you will be setting new goals, be it performance goals- outperforming yourself or competitive goals that you strive to achieve every day. This is one of the most important transferable skills that will come very handy at work.

Focus

CrossFit training will strengthen your mind’s ability to focus and may also help with adult ADD and ADHD. This is positively related to your performance at work.

Teamwork

 

At CrossFit you are encouraged to work out with a partner and in small groups. As the training gets tougher, you will succeed with mutual encouragement and support from your buddy and fellow CrossFitters. This in turn helps with developing a sense of teamwork and skills requires to build stronger working relationships at work.

Improved self-confidence

Learning or mastering new skills and the sense of taking control of your routine improves self-confidence, and helps you become more comfortable with challenging your comfort zone on a daily basis.

Social skills

Group activity especially of a challenging nature embeds in you a strong sense of mutual respect and collaboration. Improved social skills will definitely help you at work in the long term.

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CrossFit culture can embolden your lifestyle and you will see yourself sticking to proper nutrition and proper sleep, which are all key factors contributing to improved performance at work. These skills will benefit people at all walks of work, be it a student, a grade school teacher or a CEO. As you develop a knack for motivating your buddies at CrossFit, your leadership skills at work will greatly improve. When you are in tune with your body, your performance at all walks of your life improves significantly.

Interested in getting started? Check out our Fundamentals of Fitness and Nutrition Program. Next Program begin on January 8th, 2018!

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