Our goal at CrossFit Belltown is to assist all of you in your quest for health and happiness. We absolutely love seeing your faces every day, and hope you enjoy it so much that you want to be here every day. But is ‘every day’ really such a good idea, especially when you start to feel run down; even sick? And with being sick, so comes the theory, “I’ll just sweat it out”.
This is our plea. Please don’t bring your germs to CrossFit Belltown. The ‘sweat it out’ theory just brings germs to the rest of us, in an environment already filled with heavy breathing and bodily fluids…yes people, fluids; a veritable powder-keg of communicable illnesses, hell bent on one thing — putting you on your ass for weeks at a time.
Looking at our immune system relative to the amount of ‘work’ we put into improving our fitness, here’s something to keep in mind the next time you bring a sniffle to the gym -the longer the duration and the more intense the workout, the longer the temporary period of immunosuppression lasts. Meaning that when we’re working at higher intensities than just standing around doing bicep curls (not that there’s anything wrong with that…), we’re actually in a state that puts us at a higher risk for catching any number of nasty bugs brought into the gym, sickor non-sick, no matter how hard we work to keep the gym clean for you.
We’re not saying stay away for too long, we of course want you to come back and workout with us. What we are saying is that Seattle is full of wonderful places to take a hike or walk on the beach. Take a few days to have some “active recovery”, to breathe in some fresh air… and we’ll see you when you’re feeling better. Share the love… not the germs!