Suckers. Unfortunately they are everywhere. Due to child proofing, civilization in general, and coddling, people are getting more and more manipulatable. As societies around the world get more complex, the less we as humans need to know.
And this is good news for the slave drivers. The heads of companies, corporations, and countries, they want this. Everyone is put in the 9-5 mentality from child age. Children go to school for 8 hours a day, listen to what the teacher says, get carted around from class to class like sheep, and if they disobey they get sent to the principle to get talked down to.
I believe(of course not in my lifetime, this is just a guess) this pattern was interrupted at one point when they ventured to university. University was once to teach those independence and survival on their own. The students of universities were able to choose whether to come to class or not, and were accountable for their actions. The select few to make it through were built tough and could survive on their own.
But not the case anymore. Universities are now a good money(as if money is real) making opportunity on multiple levels, and are there to teach people to continue to be sheep. There is no care for the graduates,… just uses. Sheep that would eventually graduate and go on to get jobs they hate for the rest of their life, making money for someone else, working the 9-5.
This is the fate for the majority of people. This is what I see when I look out the walls of the gym. People who are obviously unhappy with their life, unhappy with their fat bodies, and their best friend is somebody named Comcast.
The suckers will feed organizations, and those organizations will thrive off of them.
In the health industry, this is the manifestation of what I am talking about:
People now are so stupid to believe this. They will actually believe that this person got lap band surgery. When in actuality they should think. Is she just the hollywood girl who was willing to give herself to the producer of this ad for the night,… so she got the gig? Is she starving herself so she can go to clubs and meet people who can get her work. Does she do coke because its better than exercising for keeping off fat?… and hopefully for all producers,… she is a whore. She probably never had lap band at all, just a model, photoshopped to make her look ideal…But in actuality she is making the lap band people millions, because the stupid people are inspired by this picture.
In LA these billboards are everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Why?… Because people are actually getting this surgery, the advertising is working, and working great.
One day one of these overweight/weak sheep wake up, and think to themselves, “I want a better body”. This is probably induced by watching the TV. But whatever. So they walk out the door in the morning and think “I am going to find a way to do this”. They are going searching for steak and eggs.
Then they drive down the street,… see the billboard and think to themselves. “Oh my, I have seen these billboards everywhere”,… that must mean it works!,… so they research it, figure out that it is a free meal, with no work,… and do it. Hoping it will solve all of their problems…..
They actually make it to the gym, and get greeted by the salesman who tells them about all the glory they can have for the rest of their life being a member at there top of the line facility. They have all the classes, all the brand new equipment that makes exercising easier! And all of this for a life time membership for 800 bucks. OR 50 bucks for month to month. And if this person resists,… they can go talk to the manager to get the “initiation fee” waived,… this will certainly sell the deal to the sucker.
They already unsuccessfully are doing one of the above two scenarios. They are not getting the results they once hoped for. The bench pressing and bicep curls only took them so far. They read muscle and fitness and are bombarded with yet more models selling supplements. They decided this will take them to the next level. So they get hooked on one or more of the following:
-Some form of Nitric Oxide that has the word Explosion, Pump, Ripped in the title of the supplement
-Stuff to make you not fatigue
All this stuff is packaged in sweet looking labels, and are relatively cheap (because it cost about 1 dollar to make a tub of powdered cardboard and chemicals they think is going to make them “better”). But once they start taking one they end up taking more and more,….
They’ve seen CrossFit Mean Streets (the steak and eggs) one day on their lunch break and wondered what it was. So they decide to stroll on by and see how much they charge for their gym. They walk in and the first question they ask is “how much does this cost”.
They are told that we do not give out the prices because they do not know what they are getting pricing for yet. They are told that they are required to come learn what CrossFit Mean Streets will do for them, before they get answers to their questions. They are given the website, that has a lot of info, but to learn anymore we need an hour commitment from them. The process is free, we schedule them at different times every week to make it convenient for them to come, and they will experience a short 7 minute workout. And once they attend the “intro class”, once they understand what they are paying for, we will tell them how much of the stuff they call “money” it takes to make them great. That this is not a gym to workout at just because it is by their work. But this is a place that will drastically alter their life.
The sheep will weigh the above scenarios, not really knowing the difference between them and choose either the cheapest route,… or the one that is most easiest. They will believe the salesman because the salesman is their to feed them. But they aren’t handing out steak and eggs. These salesmen don’t love people, they love money. So they take bread and rice and package it as steak and eggs….. and the suckers eat it up. Suckers walk out the door looking for steak and eggs and come home with bread and rice. And they will almost certainly never break this trend,… it will go on for the rest of their life.
Some people will go through multiple scenarios and realize that one of these scenarios is dramatically different from the others. They will understand that change is not going to come quickly. That they are going to be accountable for their actions. They can imagine making going to the right gym a hobby. They realize that at CrossFit Mean Streets everyone wants to be better then themselves yesterday. That everyone is required to grow. That these are the type of people they want to surround themselves with. And it is going to take balls to go to that intro. But it is a necessity to get those steak and eggs. They don’t think about what the fastest way from point A to Point B is,… they realize that the journey to B is going to be long, and the journey is what they focus on.
They understand that this place is not giving out free handouts,.. and they are going to school when they come here. That Crossfit Mean Streets doesn’t ask people to join, and that the only way to get their respect is to show them that you want to be there. There is no sign on front to not attract the sheep who are attracted to things like signs.
They come to the intro, sign up,… and 6 months later end up really realizing what they are a part of. That they themselves have pushed themselves through wall after wall every single day,… and that has built them confidence, independence, will power,… and the inability to operate as a sheep forever. These are the people that will grow to change others lives,… they will make their universe a better place.
So when weighing your options,…. make sure you are not doing so with your wool on.
CrossFit Mean Streets: Making your universe a better place.
265 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
2 mile run buy in.(6 laps)
Then AMRAP 30 (clock starts before 2 mile run)
-4 Muscle ups (scale with handstand pushups, or 8 pushups if you cannot do)
-8 Kettlebell swings (70/44)
-12 Box Jumps (24/20)
CrossFit Mean Streets