Keys to (CrossFit) Happiness
Keys to (CrossFit) Happiness: A Guide to the Girlfriend’s Perspective
By: Ben Bergeron
I’m not sure how many of you have been in a relationship with someone who was into CrossFit. I’ve had one before, but it wasn’t anything like this guy.
His name is Greg Glassman and he lives in my town called Westfield, New Jersey.
Greg is a former Marine and he trains at the gym I own called CrossFit Westfield. He’s got some pretty good genetics.
When I first met him, he was training in the 70s level and I remember thinking “Wow! This guy could really get strong.” After a few months of working out with him, I started to see improvements in his physique that were noticeable even to me.
It didn’t take long for us to start dating. I mean we’re both Marines and all.
But after a while, things just seemed right between us. I think part of it was because he trained in the same gym as me so we’d always bump into each other when we worked out together or went somewhere else together. But I’ll get to that later.
That was like a few years ago and we’ve been dating ever since. I know what you’re thinking, because people have said it to me before.
Why are you dating someone so much younger than you?”
And that’s not even including the fact that he’s a man and I’m a woman. But honestly, it’s never been an issue for us and it hasn’t bothered either one of us. Like I said, we’ve been dating for a few years now and it’s worked out pretty well. But as with anything: there are always pros and cons.
With that said, here are some things you should know about the CrossFit Girlfriend Experience:
1.) The gym comes first:
This is probably the most important thing to know if you’re into a CrossFitter.
Sources & references used in this article:
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