I often think of the theme of “Cheers” when it comes to SOPO.

The theme song goes, “making the way in the world today, takes everything you got. Taking a break from all your worries sure, would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away?…Sometimes you wanna go, where everybody knows your name. And they’re always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, all of our troubles are the same. You wanna be where everyone knows your name.”

I believe we were made for community and relationships- which is why I love CrossFit. We were not meant to be alone. While the world tries to divide us, one thing remains the same and that is everyone wants to feel like they belong to something. I often think all the benefits working out in a community like ours brings…

*Real friendships
*Vulnerability- (Genuineness)
*A break from worries, stress, etc.
*Improvement in mental clarity

For example, we had one member bring another member a Welcome Back balloon after he took too many rest days. We have members that will rearrange their schedules to workout with friends/spouses. We celebrate birthdays, small and big victories. We celebrate holidays and really want the best for each other.

At SOPO, everyone will know…
*Your Name
*Most likely your profession
*What you are best at when it comes to the workouts

On the other hand, Globo gym training (Anytime Fitness, Lifetime, etc)
*Could walk in and walk out without communicating with anyone
*Could spend way more time on phone than working out
*Could easily lose motivation
*Could be unsure of how to get results you desire
*Could be unsure if you are doing any movements correctly

The value of what you are getting in a community like ours, is something that is so much bigger than what people would expect. You’re getting friendships. Laughter. Acceptance. External motivation to become healthy. You’re getting consistent stress relief. Confidence. Strength (both internal and external). You’re getting guidance and direction. You’re becoming a better version of yourself.

At Sopo, during the hour workout you’ll notice that everyone is working hard and they often feel uncomfortable. Everyone has to adjust and learn how to adapt during the workout. We know that we are not alone in our struggles and pain yet we push through them and grow. When you are surrounded by people who don’t give up, it will begin to affect you, and the rest of your life in amazing ways.

So come, come to a place where everyone knows your name…and they are always glad you came!