Hand me the kettle bell, I'm going in
August 20, 2013 9:26 AM Subscribe
After a month of at-home kickboxing and adjusting my diet to include more than tacos, I'm beginning to feel the love for physical activity and healthy living. Now I find myself looking for CrossFit gyms in Philadelphia that won't scare me away. Snowflake details inside.
posted by picklesthezombie to health & fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been doing 35 minutes of kickboxing 4 x a week for the last 5 weeks (I just started using a resistance band to amp up the power of my punches), and I am loving being so active and actually having triceps again. I'm starting to feel like I want to at least try CrossFit. I'm just wary of a few things:
a) I need a space that is both female and queer friendly.
b) I need a space that is welcoming to newbies. While I am fitter than I've been in a long time, I'm still pretty soft and squishy. And slightly socially anxious.
c) I need a space that does not go crazy about paleo. While I have been following a loose version of paleo since I started working out regularly and I am happy with the results, I have a very long and storied history of eating disorders and I cannot (and will not) deal with nutritional bullying.
d) Within walking/short drive distance of Fishtown.
e) Flexible schedules. I currently work from home, so my days are more or less open. But I also work several night jobs that would rule out hitting the gym during normal "after work" hours.