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Mental Health Awareness Week: The Benefits of CrossFit

We all know there are multiple physical benefits that come with regular exercise: it improves your cardiac health, mobility and longevity. However, it’s also been proven to have significant benefits as a treatment for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, which is pretty amazing as far as we’re concerned! No matter what age you are or what your best fitness level is, everybody can use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better about themselves.

Regular exercise is a great way to improve or maintain your current state of mental health as it helps to boost your mood and energy levels, reduce stress and tension, as well as improve emotions and sleep patterns. CrossFit in particular promotes all sorts of changes in the brain, including neural growth and new activity patterns, which gives off feeling of calmness and wellbeing. It also releases endorphins; chemicals that energise you and make you feel great.

Maintaining a regular exercise schedule is also an effective way to provide a routine and a sense of control over your free time. Group exercise has been shown to be particularly beneficial, as it introduces a strong social element to getting fit and feeling great. Here at CrossFit Blackwater, we believe our sense of community is what makes being a member of our gym in Witham so amazing. Making friends with people who will cheer you on along the way is a great confidence booster and means you’ve always got someone to talk to. Fitness builds communities and gives a shared sense of achievement; here at CrossFit Blackwater it’s no different!

We love seeing our members challenge themselves through learning new skills, techniques and movements, which help to create a real sense of achievement and motivation towards reaching overall goals. If you’d like to try CrossFit for yourself, why not book yourself onto one of our free taster classes and witness it first hand? It’s great to see new members come through our doors each week and see them make the changes they need to their lifestyle, so that they can feel great about themselves once more. For more information just give us a call or drop us an email. We hope to see you soon!

Have a CrossFit Christmas! Top Tips To Stay On Track…

Christmas is a time for family, friends, food and fun! While of course you want to enjoy yourself, it’s important not to lose sight of your goals or hinder the great progress you’ve already made at CrossFit Blackwater.

The festive period will inevitably impact on your normal eating and exercise plan, so here are some tips on how to enjoy the holidays and keep on top of your fitness regime.

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