I was introduced to Crossfit in April of 2010 by a really good friend of mine, and I haven’t looked back since. The coaches and members are amazing and there is constant encouragement from every direction.
I have always been an active person, and I have worked out/participated in sports most of my life, but my regular gym routine was not doing it for me anymore. I needed something to challenge me physically and mentally. I started consistently attending classes 4-6 times a week in January 2011 and I really began to see changes in my overall physical fitness. I began following the Paleo Diet (because of the Paleo challenge the gym had) in June, and I was fairly strict for 10 weeks. At first I was skeptical, but my energy levels sky rocketed, my performance during workouts improved significantly, and I just felt better overall. I did not do the challenge for weight loss, but my body changed significantly over 10 weeks. I lost about 7 lbs, my body fat percentage went from 24% to 15%, and I dropped 2 inches in my hips and 1 inch at my waist.
I have not just seen physical changes though. Crossfit has strengthened me mentally and emotionally. Everyday I walk out of the gym, I walk out with a sense of accomplishment. I walk out knowing I just did something I never thought I could do. I guess you can say I am addicted to Crossfit now.
I was watching a video on Youtube, and I think this sums it up perfectly, “Size, ability, and age…are not important in our world. The size of your heart…is the only measurement we care about.” Everyone here at Crossfit 915 has a huge heart. We encourage each other during workouts, but also everyday. I have made some really great friends and would not be where I am today without the friendships I have formed and the strength (both physical and mental) I have gained from Crossfit and my Crossfit Family.