What it takes to craft an elite community
Hi all! My name is Danna and I am an adventurer as well as a CrossFit coach…did we just become best friends?!
The second I heard about VoyEge RX I was fascinated with the simplicity of the idea of combining travel and fitness. As many of you know, community is a HUGE part of making fitness fun and something you want to do everyday.
Personally I have a very outgoing personality and don’t often find myself worried about going to a new place or trying out a new gym. I know it’s not this way for everyone and dropping in at a gym on vacation alone may be such a scary thought that you avoid working out all together! Luckily, with VoyEdge RX you are with a community of individuals on the same adventure so you’re not alone.
Now that you understand why I think VoyEdge RX is so cool…I want to tell you a little more about my experience with the CrossFit community and why I think building healthy community in your life and business is so important.
I grew up always playing sports and never really experiencing working out on my own. Once I graduated college I was faced with the new challenge of how to stay in shape without organized sports in my life. I joined a gym with lots of equipment in hopes that I would just know what to do. No one talked to me and I found myself very rarely making an appearance.
Eventually I knew something needed to change. I had heard of CrossFit but couldn’t fathom spending the money on it. I didn’t understand what made it worth that much money…until I joined and was welcomed into a community. I immediately fell in love with it and couldn’t wait to go the next day. I made friends and those friends held me accountable for my fitness goals. They wanted to see me succeed and helped in any way they could.
Eventually my life took me out of Western Massachusetts and into the big ‘ol city of Boston. I wasn’t scared of making friends because I knew I just had to join a gym and I’d be all set! Unfortunately the first gym I joined didn’t quite have the same type of community established and wasn’t for me. (This particular gym closed 3 months later) I was then in search of a new gym as I was trying to fill the void I had from leaving my gym in Western MA. I know…the anticipation is killing you! Did I find the community I was looking for? Did I make new fitness friends? Well I did find a new gym and I LOVED the programming. It was a much different community than I was used to, but I found myself happy in my new CrossFit home.
Eventually life took me back to Western MA and I was greeted with open arms back to my old gym. It felt amazing to come back and it felt like no time had passed. I eventually became certified and started coaching so I could be a part of that welcoming crew to those first beginning their fitness journey.
I love to travel and I make it a point to drop in at a gym everywhere I go. I love to witness and immerse myself into other fitness communities so I can learn what works and what doesn’t work for them. I’ve dropped in at gyms on Cape Cod, in Arizona, in Colorado, and all over New England.
Being a part of the CrossFit community has made travel so much more welcoming for me. It’s like having a friend everywhere you visit and it’s the community we have to thank for that.
I personally can't wait for a VRX excursion and I think it's a powerful combination they've put together. Maybe we'll meet on a future trip?
See ya out there...