The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok
I came, I saw, and I conquered my very first Crossfit WOD!
When I was invited to try a Reebok Crossfit Workout in the Park (Union Square Park, that is) with Paragon Sports and a few of my fellow Fitfluential Ambassadors, it kind of goes without saying that I was both excited and nervous. As a competitive bodybuilder, Crossfit was totally out of my fitness comfort zone, but that didn’t mean I wasn’t game for the new experience. I laced up my new Reebok Nano 4.0 kicks, threw on some pretty swanky Crossfit Gear (both provided graciously by Fitfluential on behalf of Reebok), and prepared myself for the adventure up ahead.
As part of an ongoing Fitness in the Park series, Paragon Sports invites all New Yorkers to join them every Thursday for a Crossfit WOD (Workout of the Day), from 8-9 AM. This in general is a great opportunity to try something new, absolutely free.
Our instructors above, Jay and Christina, led is in the WOD you see at the top of this post. Being that there isn’t much equipment available in the space, our WOD focused on plyometrics (explosive movements), and body weight exercises. Each WOD I learned has a set of modifications for varying fitness levels.
25 minutes later (warmup and WOD time), I had finished what ended up being a surprisingly tough but enjoyable workout. Having completed my first Crossfit WOD successfully, I can say that I was actually pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed it. Definitely out of my fitness comfort zone, but all in all a fun and challenging experience.
As part of this campaign, I was fortunate enough to receive a pair of the brand new Reebok Nano 4.0 sneakers, a pair of kicks specifically designed to help you get the most of your Crossfit Workout (or any weight lifting workout, if you ask me). The Nano 4.0 is designed to wrap around and support your feet in a number of activities, all the while being incredibly lightweight and great for traction. Other notable features that made my workout a little bit easier were the flexibility and breathability (a blessing on a hot day!) of the shoe. It doesn’t hurt that the aesthetic is pleasing to my fashion-obsessed eye.
For all of my fellow New Yorkers, Paragon and Reebok are offering these fun workouts all summer long- every Thursday at 8 AM in the Union Square Park! I highly recommend them, especially if you are looking to get a taste of Crossfit.
You can find the Crossfit Nano 4.0 at Paragon Sports, and Reebok.com