The Power of CrossFit; How it Can Help to Benefit Your Mental Health

When it comes to exercise, we all know how beneficial it is for our physical health – helping to keep us fit, healthy and looking after our well-being. But what about our mental health? Exercise also provides us with a range of amazing benefits to help our mental health, and can help to reduce anxiety, stress and depression and make us happier people. A great form of exercise for our mental health is CrossFit, combining lifting weights, with cardiovascular training and gymnastics to give us a high-intensity, full-body workout. 


Here at CrossFit Green, we have put together this short post, to discuss with you how CrossFit can help to benefit your mental health and why you need to start doing it. CrossFit Green is a CrossFit facility based in Dublin, Ireland – with a wide range of training options for our members including our group coaching, our one to one training and also our Kickstart nutrition program. 


To learn more, read on and for further information on our CrossFit gym in Dublin, Ireland – be sure to check out our website today. 


Releasing Happy, Feel-Good Chemicals


It can be hard to motivate ourselves to exercise, but when we do it releases happy, feel-good chemicals which can really benefit our mental health. After a CrossFit session, our body releases chemicals and hormones such as Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and Endocannabinoids – which all work to help naturally boost our mood, improve our sleep, reduce anxiety, lower stress, and make us feel fantastic. So if you want to feel your best, get off the sofa and get yourself to a CrossFit session to experience all of these great feelings that come with working out.


Distracts Your Mind From Daily Worries


CrossFit can help to benefit your mental health by giving you the best possible distraction to take your mind away from daily worries. A lot of us have things on our mind that we wish we didn’t, and that can end up making us feel stressed and overwhelmed. CrossFit gives us the opportunity to distract ourselves by getting stuck into a high-intensity, fun and challenging sport where we can guarantee that your worries will be the last thing on your mind. 


Improving Your Self-Esteem and Confidence


CrossFit is also the ideal way to improve your self-esteem and confidence, and help you to feel amazing about yourself. All of the achievements that you hit in a CrossFit session are bound to have you feeling fantastic – whether its getting your first pull up, a new time, a rep PB or hitting a new weight. Working on and improving ourselves can really help to build our self-esteem and confidence, which in result can lower anxiety, stress and depression and keep our minds happy. 


Ensure You Feel Your Best with CrossFit Green 


If you’d like to ensure that you feel your best, and that you’re looking after your mental health then why not try out CrossFit in Dublin, Ireland at CrossFit Green? We help members to change their lives and achieve their goals, whether they be to lose weight, build muscle, improve confidence and self-esteem, or build their overall fitness.


We welcome people from all walks of life, whether you are completely new to CrossFit or a seasoned pro. All of our training is completely scalable, meaning that anyone can do it no matter if you’re a beginner or experienced. Our state-of-the-art gym has everything that you need in it to succeed, and with our team of knowledgeable and experienced coaches, you can rest assured that you’ll be in safe hands.


Group Coaching, One to One Training and Kickstart Nutrition Program 


We have a variety of membership options to choose from here at CrossFit Green, to suit each member that walks through our doors. We have group coaching – which is at the heart of what we do and what so many of our members love. We have CF Strength & Conditioning class, our Saturday Sesh class, our Sweat class and many more to choose from – with a super varied timetable to suit every member’s schedule. 


For those that want a bit of extra attention, we have our one to one coaching – where you’ll have an individualised plan that’s tailored to your goals, and you’ll work alongside one of our knowledgeable coaches to get there. We also have our Kickstart nutrition program – designed to help you with your diet and nutrition, and to create a diet that you not only love but can sustain for the rest of your life.


Ready to get started? Fill out our online contact form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your goals and get you started at our CrossFit gym in Dublin, Ireland.