I've never considered Crossfit a fun or fashionable workout. But I know many of you love the exercise and results that Crossfit delivers so definitely check out "Breathe" directed by my good friend, Paul Schneider. This short film has renewed my interest in Crossfit and I'm rising to the challenge of trying it again...burpees and all! Maybe I can bring some MizzFIT style to the workout. What do you think?
When I asked Paul about his inspiration for making Breathe, here's what he had to say:
I wanted to make a piece that truly captured Crossfit (and exercise in general) with the intensity and intimacy that I had felt but rarely seen. Folks see themselves in this. Its personal and a little raw. Real people in peak form pushing themselves to the limit. Its a race against a clock thats different for us all...but that we all face.
Do you relate to this? I totally do. I feel like this when I'm running outside, even when I'm not competing in a race. If I'm not pushing myself, I'm not 100% connected to my workout. I don't think it's something you have to do all the time (low key workouts are also cool), but that feeling of catching your breath at the end of a sprint or tough exercise is amazing because you feel so empowered. You feel like you're a million steps ahead of where you were before. It's that reassuring feeling of "I did it" and "I can do it again". I don't know about you but I really loved this short film and think Paul Schneider needs to make more fitness-related films. The sound design is impeccable! Please share your reactions to Breathe in the comments section below and let me know if you've tried Crossfit and whether you're a fan or not.