You Can’t Push the River

“Modern man is conditioned to expect instant gratification but any success or triumph realized quickly, with only marginal effort is necessarily shallow. Meaningful achievement takes time, hard work, persistence, patience, proper intent and constant self-awareness. The path to such success is punctuated by failure, consolidation and renewed effort. It is wet with the tears of emotional breakdown. Personal reconstruction is art. Discovering one’s self, one’s talent and ambition and learning how to express it is a creative process so may not be rushed. What’s the hurry? Pressure to succeed according to a particular timeline comes from outside. If the goal is selfish self-improvement there is no schedule, no deadline. One’s rate of progress is influenced by the intensity used to address the task. Hard, intelligent work speeds us along the path. Neurotic obsession and compulsion may steepen the trajectory but usually lead to illness and injury. In the end, the process takes as long as it takes — you can’t push the river. We are in it for the long haul and demand the same of the athletes we train.” -Mark Twight

We are not a bootcamp. We are not a quick fix. The foundation of our fitness philosophy extends very far into the past, and is very broad in its scope. We train hard and we train for results. We also train smart. Sometimes you will need to dig deeper than you have before. But aren’t you looking for something you have never had before? You can do this. Trust me. We will help you. But it will take time. We are dedicated to your goals over the long haul. There is no graduation from CrossFit St. Landry. Here we are constantly learning, growing, expanding, challenging ourselves. We foster a community of self development that will spill over into all aspects of your life if you apply the same approach of relentlessness that we encourage in our box. Life is all about the journey, and many journeys will require you to cross “the bridge.”