The exercise program that we tell everyone about in our practice and urge people to try is called Crossfit. Crossfit is broad, general and inclusive training that teaches functional movements at high intensities scaled to everyone’s ability. In other words, it is the absolute best fitness program out there for everyone, no matter your age or walk of life.
Something that is especially impressive about Crossfit is their dedication to teaching technique and mastering the basics. In sport, all world-class athletes (whether Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Sydney Crosby, or Tom Brady) have one important thing in common: they have absolute mastery of the basics. At Crossfit, they use a word taken from gymnastics that describes this phenomenon: Virtuosity. Virtuosity is defined as “performing the common uncommonly well.” Virtuosity is elusive - supremely elusive. It is, however, readily recognized by audiences, as well as coaches and athletes. But more importantly, more to my point, virtuosity is more than average; it is always the mark of true mastery (and of genius and beauty).
In our chiropractic practice, you will hear us preach virtuosity daily. I know you’ve heard us say “walk after each adjustment,” “stay away from sugar,” “keep your computer screen at eye level,” “take fish oil every morning,” “use ice and never use heat,” “fresh veggies first,” “keep your butt to the back of your chair,” or “only workout on the days you eat” – we don’t tell you these things for fun, we tell you because these are all fundamental basics in achieving wellness.
As a patient at Franson Family Chiropractic, you have access to all the tools needed to achieve great health and wellness. I know this because all the doctors in our office walk the talk and are dedicated to teaching you the discipline in order to achieve virtuosity. Make it a goal to become above average in all you do, and you will consistently experience a level of health that most talk about but few ever attain.
It is often said that being good gets good rewards in life; if you want to be outstanding then you need to be outstanding at the fundamental disciplines that lead to outstanding results. Know your weaknesses, improve on your strengths. Strive for virtuosity.
Dr. Ryan Hewitt