A CrossFit lifestyle is not for everyone. Fortunately, there are organizations that help like-minded people meet and build healthy relationships that last.
There seems to be a spreading awareness that people who live similar lifestyles tend to be like-minded. In turn, more and more people are starting and getting involved in organizations that bring these like-minded people together in order to foster good relationships. Some of these lifestyles might be so specific or demanding that their participants seek only companions who live the same way.
For instance, someone who takes part in rigorous daily workouts that include both intense cardio and heavy weightlifting, might be looking for a companion that appreciates the same level of pain and determination to achieve physical fitness.
It makes sense when you consider the situation. Someone who hits his or her CrossFit gym (or “box” in CrossFit code) hard every day probably doesn’t want to come home to see a significant other on the couch with a bag of potato chips. He or she wants to come home, sweaty and tired, with a partner in both workout and life, and prepare a nice Paleo meal.
The ever expanding tendency for these folks to seek each other out has led to the birth of organizations like MeetMindful and Team Dangerous in New York City. Team Dangerous focuses specifically on producing social events such as mixers and galas where CrossFit enthusiasts from the five boroughs of NYC can meet and interact.
Many people are content to try to meet potential companions at their own gym, but Team Dangerous events allow for the introductions of people from different gyms and boroughs. In this way, people can date with healthy amounts of space and also have their own gyms and communities to retire to if things don’t work out.
These fitness athletes come together and talk, flirt and joke in CrossFit-speak. They compare feats and physiques, and they often leave with new romantic interests to pursue.
Team Dangerous is determined to bring people together in the hope that like-minded people can build strong, flourishing relationships. We at MeetMindful are supportive of that mission as we embrace similar principles in our own.
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[image: via Ali Samieivafa on flickr]