I started my CrossFit journey on a whim last summer when I signed up for a 6 week challenge. Like many others, I was intimidated, scared and totally thinking I would not be able to do it. When I arrived at the Box, I was greeted by Bret … such a tall dude! He immediately made me feel 100x more comfortable, told me we would start slow and build up … so of course I signed up!
Once the challenge began, I got terribly ill and had to drop out. I was a bit devastated, feeling like a failure, wondering if he and Morgan thought I was just a quitter, etc. The entire time I was down with the sickness, Bret and Morgan would reach out through email to check on me. They let me know when the next 6 week challenge would begin and told me to get back into the Box and make it happen. Once I started to feel better, I didn’t feel like waiting weeks to get back after it so after emailing Bret and talking, I decided the best thing for me was to just bite the bullet and sign up! I did, and I have not looked back. This was a “chance” thing for me and it has changed my life.
I know that I get stronger every day that I do a CrossFit workout, I see improvements all the time and I feel amazing! Bret, Morgan, Sarah, Toni, Michelle … these people are fantastic at their passion as coaches, they will make you dig deeper than you ever thought that you could. They are inspirational and very motivating and if you pay attention and listen to them, they will change your life! Not only do I feel and see the progress that I have made, I get a front row seat every week to watch other amazing athletes (yes, I said athletes and you will be one too) do their thing.
The sense of community and genuine comradery is off the charts … you see, you will never feel alone, you will never feel that you are the weakest in the class because no one allows you to feel that way. Sure, there will be workouts when you are the last one to finish but you can bet that you will have the rest of the class standing around you, encouraging you and cheering you on, that’s the “IT” factor that no other gym, boot camp, fitness center … whatever has … they don’t have this wonderful community. These people have become my second family. Come on in, give it a try … you will never look back!