I found CrossFit very late in my life, not because I wanted to, but because it is what my wife wanted. We live very busy lives, with two daughters and demanding careers. At the time, we had a gym membership but struggled to be consistent. I went to CrossFit classes with my wife for one week and complained the whole time, at the end of that week we attended a Saturday class with a programmed benchmark WOD. I recall very vividly thinking, “This is insanely tough, but I DID IT, and dare I say, I enjoyed it?” After that class I was hooked. For me, the ability to lift weights without having to plan a program or go to a gym and figure it out, classes that work for almost any schedule, a community of like-minded athletes that encourage and support your progress, and results that happen just by showing up and doing your best was exactly what my wife and I were needing.
Initially it was hard, not only physically, but mentally as well. Fortunately, I quickly started to see changes both in my strength and appearance and was soon looking for more than just basic CrossFit programming. I started working with Coach Clint as a personal trainer to improve my weaknesses and learn better technique. I have been at CrossFit 313 since it’s first class @ 0500 on Jan 2, 2017. I continue to work on my weaknesses with Coach Clint and Coach Ashley and have obtained my level 1 certification to not only to help others but to better myself and my knowledge.