In the summer of 2013, my best friend had heard of a new crossfit box that had just opened up near our school’s campus. She asked me to take a class with her. Unfit and ready for a change, I decided to take her up on the offer and try out Crossfit. Unlike most people at the box, I did not have an athletic background, so one could imagine my concern. We walked in through the garage doors not knowing what to expect, and were greeted by the owners who sensed our nervousness. They introduced us to the class and broke down the ‘WOD’ (workout of the day). They made sure we understood and felt comfortable with the modifications for the class workout. I still remember the movements: Deadlifts and box jumps. Even though I found it challenging, something kept me going.
Part of this motivation came from the actual class itself. Working along side people who were trying to improve their overall well-being was very inspiring. The atmosphere during my workout got me hooked. I felt like I belonged there, I felt as if I was a part of something bigger than myself.
I realized that in order to achieve your goals, you need to get out of your comfort zone. I knew right then and there that Crossfit was something I wanted to make a priority, and I am glad I did. Crossfit has a unique way of challenging you and humbling you at the same time. Its tough, yet enjoyable. For me, this is more than just exercise. It is a mental stimulus that helps me in my everyday life. It encourages me to try new things and take risks. Here at True Glory, we are a family. We train together to better each other, to push one another, and make sure we are getting all the benefits from each workout. As a coach, I aspire to help people obtain their personal goals. All you have to do is commit yourself to a better you, trust the process, and reap the benefits.
- Crossfit Level 1 Coach
- M.S Clinical Exercise Physiologist