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Why Karma?

Whether you are familiar with CrossFit or not, the name Karma probably brings to mind a yoga studio. I assure you this is not yoga. Karma can most simply be understood as the relationship of cause and effect and CrossFit is a perfect vehicle to improve the cause and effect relationship in your life.

A CrossFit workout causes a considerable effect on your body. That is easy to see. The CrossFit methodology of Constantly Varied, Functional movements at (relatively) High Intensity is sure to effect your body. At Karma, we love that effect! But just as important to us is the effects you never saw coming. CrossFit is hard. There, I said it. If you can look inside of yourself and find the strength of character to continue you will effect your entire life. CrossFit can be the cause behind you overcoming things you thought were beyond your abilities, not just in the gym, but in your life. Like JFK said of our mission to the moon, “we choose to go to the moon…not because it is easy, but because it is hard.” This is what we believe in at Karma CrossFit because most people seek out what is easy, but life isn’t always easy, and we believe that by seeking out what is hard you will grow more as a person and be better for it.

Karma CrossFit, and CrossFit more generally, is a community. We want to encourage this element because so often in life the focus is made on our differences and not on our similarities. We will struggle through our workouts together but this will make us strong together. Karma is a community, a family, and our extended family is CrossFit and all other affiliates. If we can be family with these people we have never met and may never meet, then we can extend that to the entire human family.

At Karma CrossFit, we believe our similarities are greater than our differences. We believe what we do now will have consequences, either good or bad, and we need to respect that. We not only need to train consciously but we also need to live and work consciously. Make choices not just for today but for tomorrow, and tomorrow’s tomorrow. Live a healthy life not just for you but for your kids, grandkids, and the planet. Our actions are the cause, and the future will be the effect, and “…what we do in life echoes in eternity.”


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