CrossFit Central Houston Core Values, Part 2: Excellence

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by Grace Lin

Welcome to part 2 of our 3 part series, diving into the CFCH core values.  In part 1, we dug into Relationships and what they mean at CFCH.  In this installment, we will go into the second core value: Excellence.  

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of excellence is the quality of being excellent; and the definition of excellent is eminently good.

Eminently good.

That’s a pretty powerful statement, and rightly so.  “Excellence” isn’t a word that is generally thrown around in conversation.  When you ask someone how their day is, they will usually reply with “fine” or “good.”  You rarely hear, “It’s excellent!”  And if that is a response, then you’re intrigued to learn more about why their day was so above and beyond.

Excellence is going above and beyond.  It’s putting forth the effort into going the extra mile.  Here at CFCH, that can be applied to a plethora of things.  Our coaching staff works hard to provide excellent coaching.  We emphasize chasing excellence in your movement patterns, technique, and mindset.  In addition (and building off of the first core value), we strive for excellence in our relationships.  We want meaningful and deep relationships within our community.

But it doesn’t just stop there.  Excellence can be pursued in life outside the gym.  We can extend our relationships and try to touch the lives of those around us during the other 23 hours of our day.  Excellence can be applied to your job.  Strive to be the best that you can be in your workplace.  It can be applied to family life.  Be the best dad, husband, mom, wife, sister, brother, daughter, or son.  It can be applied while running errands.  Be genuine and kind to strangers at the grocery store, park, nursery, school, etc.

Chasing excellence can be applied to anything in our lives.  Continually striving for the highest standard sets us apart from other gyms and communities.  It is something we are proud of and something we want to instill in those around us.  We are here to make people better, and, more importantly, inspire those people to pass it onto others.