The CrossFit community is unique.
It seems like every CrossFit affiliate I have ever been to (while all have their differences) are similar in that they all foster a positive community, where people talk to each other, are welcoming to newbies, cheer each other on and in the end become friends. In the typical “globo gym” (a CrossFitters term for the conventional gym) members don’t communicate, except for the occasional “can I get a spot” or “are you still using that bench.”
In a CrossFit gym, however, as soon as you walk in you are bombarded with people trying to get to know you. Where are you from? What do you do? How long have you been CrossFitting?
So why does a CrossFit gym experience have this unique characteristic of community? And why is it important?