If you listen to my radio show you might know that we often get in to a discussion on “sport or not a sport”. I don’t have near the time to get into my thoughts on Golf, NASCAR, Bowling, Diving or Cheerleading! But there has been a new marketing campaign recently rolled out by Reebok. “The sport of fitness has arrived”. Sounds cool, huh? Sounds official, yes? The campaign is for Crossfit. Before we continue I will let you know that I workout at a Crossfit facility. I enjoy it & feel like it works. But I can’t allow the “sport” tag to be attached. Without head to head physical interaction it does not qualify under my definition. But it is a great way to get in shape and any creative way to get more people working out is always a positive thing!
I love the competitive aspect. It’s just not a sport. I love the group setting & how challenging it is. I’ve worked out most of my life & rarely find myself near the top of any leader board after a workout is complete. The awareness is great. There are two fantastic Crossfit facilities availible in town and I’d recommend both. If you are anti-Crossfit but pro-fitness, I say cool & good for you. We are all different and I am all for individuals bettering themselves. If you like Zumba, P90X, yoga, cycling or whatever, I think it’s still good. But I can’t allow “sport” to be attached. Just like weightlifting, dancing, running(close) are not sports. So whatever you do, keep doing & stay active. Sport or not, just call it what it is, working out.
Like Kenny Powers says “I don’t try to be the best at exercising, I’m a professional ball player”.
Huntsville Crossfit facilities:
3228 B, Leeman Ferry Road
Huntsville AL, 35801
115 Castle Drive
Madison, AL 35758
About the Author
Cole Cubelic is a former center for the Auburn Tigers. He lettered on the Plains. Cole was named to the SEC Good Works Team which highlights a student-athlete from each school in each sport who gives back to their community in superior service efforts. In 2000 he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. In 2003, he began a stint as color commentator for the Auburn Tigers and their pay-per-view television broadcasts. He continued in the booth through the 2008 season. In 2009, he took a similar role for the Sun Belt Network and broadcasts as the color commentator for their game of the week. Cole started his transition into terrestrial radio in October 2010 when he became host of The Cole Cubelic Show, a one-hour daily show airing on 97.7FM WZZN The Zone in Huntsville, Alabama. That show moved to the morning drive time slot, 6am-10am, on January 17, the Monday after Auburn won the BCS National Championship.