CrossFit can be intimidating for many people to commit to. Even getting the courage to try it for the first time is hard. Our job as coaches and business owners is to make sure each athlete, visitor, friend, and family member is shown respect and receives the best experience possible. And every once in awhile, we are humbled when someone shares how CrossFit has profoundly impacted their life. We wanted to share one of those moments publicly in hopes to inspire others to make the leap and try CrossFit.
A female member recently wrote this note to me, and was gracious enough to agree to share it.
I have been wanting to message you for more than a week. Every time I think of exactly what I want to say, I don’t have the opportunity to send you the message. I was very nervous to start CrossFit; I was so tired of not being able to exercise at all without pain yet determined to get into some kind of shape (besides round).
Although the type of exercising I was doing before my injury was not as challenging as CrossFit, it did keep me slimmer and feeling good. But since the injury, and anyone who has been injured will tell you how depressing it is to BE injured, I was down. I was depressed and other circumstances such as loss and betrayal compounded that feeling.
I NEVER would have thought to try CrossFit-I simply didn’t think I could even do CrossFit. I am so glad I didn’t Google it before I came in with my friend *Sara!
I cannot say enough good things about my experience here. The program and the community has helped me out in so many ways: I feel more confident and am slowly starting to realize what I am capable of and have made the commitment to include exercise in my life again! I love the program, the coaches and the people.
I know I still have a lot of work to do; it took me a long time to get out of shape and I know it’s a long road to get back ‘into shape’ but with your patience, I know I’ll get there. My new goals are to be stronger and healthier for me and my family!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
*Name was changed
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