A majority of my stories have detailed what men should not do. I wanted to switch it up this time and write about one of the things men should do: date a crossfitter.
Celine Dion sings a powerful love balled called ‘The Power Of Love’ that details the strength that love can have over a man and a woman. I am a personal believer that a different type of strength can also result in powerful love between a man and a woman. I would like to call this strength ‘The Power (Snatch) Of Love’.
Note: The Power Snatch is a popular weightlifting movement in crossfit.
Crossfit has become really popular in the recent years, but there has also been some backlash against the sport. Some go as far as calling crossfit a ‘cult’ referring the the crossfit community members as ‘drinking the kool-aid.’ Well, I did drink the crossfit kool-aid and guess what? It is delicious.
While in true Happy Hour Stories fashion, my kool-aid was most likely spiked, a majority of the crossfit community actually doesn’t drink or is on a strict paleo diet. In fact, the ‘drinking the kool-aid’ comment is actually ironic because kool-aid isn’t paleo at all.
I have been regularly crossfitting for the past couple months and it has become an obsession of mine. It has even got to the point where I will only schedule dates on my rest days or if they are willing to meet at a bar once I am done with my WOD (workout of the day for those who have not drunk the kool-aid yet).
I have had dates tell me that they were intimidated by my doing crossfit in the past and it has been a dealbreaker for some. However, it is almost getting to a point where there are just as much if not more women crossfitting on a daily basis than men. Crossfit has become a passion of mine and I would like to date a man who respects and appreciates it; he doesn’t have to go lift with me on the reg but it is appreciated that men understand what the passion for it means.
Since I have had the experience of men being intimidated by women who crossfit, I thought I would take one for the team (or in this case the women of crossfit) to explain to men why they should date a crossfitter…with a Happy Hour Stories twist, of course.
Reasons to Date a Crossfitter
- 1. We Like Both Types of Happy Hour at The Bar.
Most of the women in the crossfit community are a lot like myself; we try to eat clean where appropriate but are still trying to convince the crossfit community that wine is actually paleo. Therefore, the phrase ‘happy hour at the bar’ has two meanings – and we like them both.
Our first happy hour at the bar usually consists of being sweaty, no makeup on, with chalk filled hands grasping the bar with plates on the side anxiously waiting for the ‘3…2…1…GO’ from the coaches. We work our ass off questioning our own sanity as to why it is we love this and actually pay money to do so until we are finished and lie on our backs feeling nothing but pride.
Our second happy hour at the bar usually consists of being all done up, makeup on, hair done, sporting heels hoisting up an athletic body anxiously waiting for the cocktail from the bartender.
Ironically, the latter happy hour would require only one shoe choice where the first we might have to get real high maintenance on you and change our shoes twice. Olys and Nanos are a girl’s wingwomen in that form of happy hour.
On a majority of the men’s online dating profiles that I have seen, I have read a line that sounds similar to ‘I am looking for a woman that likes to workout, but is also cool with going to the bar or hanging out with me and my friends.’
Well fellas, 3…2..1..GO!
- 2. We Set PRs for Everything In Life.
The abbreviation ‘PR’ stands for ‘Personal Record’ in the crossfit world. You have probably seen the Facebook message of one of your girlfriends that read ‘PRed Fran Today!’ and were scratching your head wondering what the hell she was talking about and who this mysterious Fran character was.
Crossfit is all about the personal victories and the little accomplishments worth celebrating. PRs happen everyday at a crossfit box, whether it is increasing a time of a workout, increasing weight on a movement, or just doing something for the first time.
Crossfitters tend to take that ‘PR Mentality’ outside of the box and apply it to other aspects in life. For men the possibilities are endless. Crossfitting women are competitive in nature so think what types of PRs they can bring to the dating world!
Maybe her next Facebook status is ‘PRed the amount of minutes I was able to give my man a massage today!’
- 3. We Have a Nice Rack and Can Snatch. Oh, and we can clean and jerk, too.
Get your mind out of the gutter my friends; these are all weightlifting movements. Although, the double entendre usually holds to be true.
If you walk into any crossfit gym you will find beautiful, strong women putting up some heavy weights while doing the typical Olympic lifting movements – squats, thrusters, power snatches, deadlifts, cleans, jerks, etc.
If you have a rough day at the gym and come home to your beautifully strong crossfitting girlfriend and say ‘Babe, I am so frustrated; went for a 275 clean and jerk but couldn’t stand it back up.’ Guess what? She will know exactly what you mean – how hot is that?
You’ll just have to be prepared that your beautifully strong girlfriend might have gotten eerily close to some of your own weight numbers herself.
- 4. We Partake in All Forms of 6 Packs.
It is no secret that crossfitters have amazing bodies – some of the best I have ever seen. While not every women is sporting a chiseled six pack, a lot of them are or are super close. Regardless, they have super strong, athletic bodies and are dedicated to taking care of them.
Here is a little secret, though. A lot of crossfitters love to party. At crossfit competitions, events, or parties you can see those hotties with the six packs walking around with a 6 pack themselves.
I’ve even come across a couple of 8 and 12 pack abs as well. They must REALLY like to party.
- 5. We Usually Wear Minimal Clothing to the Gym.
Enough said there, I think.
For the record, I want all the men out there to know that I am not saying that you have to date a crossfitter, just that there are some major perks to doing so. I totally understand that crossfit and/or dating someone who is passionate for crossfit is not for everyone.
I am still a strong believer in a work-life-play balance. My motto is work hard, play harder and WOD the hardest. Most women who crossfit still like to go out, go on dates and have a good time. They just also are badasses at the gym.
You can have your rum on a date and workout too. It is just referred to as Bacardio.