Ali

"All of the coachesat CFK encouraged me to keep coming even when I was on my knee scooter and couldn't put any weight on my leg."

I had been runing and doing classes at the YMCA but it was just getting monotonous and I got bored.  I pretty much lost all motivation to workout.  I was intimidated of CrossFit though.  You see what people are doing at the CrossFit Games, they can do all these crazy things and I didn’t think I could do that.  That isn’t what 90% of people who do CrossFit are doing though.  When you walk into any CrossFit box you see normal people.

When I walked in and saw all the smiley faces I felt very welcomed.  It was good that you go in slowly, and are built up over time.  Since I’ve been here I have gotten much stronger.  I was really only running before and now I have more strength to do everyday things.  I’m also mentally stronger and have more confidence.  A lot of my goals in life have to do with fitness.  I have set different goals to complete different races and CrossFit has helped me do that.

Earlier this year I was running ultras, my longest race was 62 miles with the goal of running 100, but then in October I had surgery.  I got very depressed and sad after the surgery and felt like my whole life was going to change.  All of the coachesat CFK encouraged me to keep coming even when I was on my knee scooter and couldn’t put any weight on my leg.  I basically  had to modify everything.  Because of the awesome coaches helping me modify everything I need to I’ve still been able to make progress and seen changes and improvements.  The coaches have also made it so I don’t feel like a burden on the class because I needed extra help and was doing something different.  Anyone can come in and get a good workout.


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