I am a 62 year old retired mathematics teacher. I am married with 2 adult daughters. I have been competing in USPSA pistol for 20 years. . .
I have never felt mentally old, but I began to feel my physical limitations- getting up in the morning my knees would ache, and after I would do something physical, I would get really intensely sore.
So I started looking for a gym and saw people working out in here when I stopped by the hardware store. The first time I tried to stop in the gym was closed, so I stopped by again the next day and met Coach Brendan and… the rest is history. Now, I like the functional fitness, I really believe in doing just that. I’m like a squirrel, I never stop moving to the next thing. So, I like that you never know what’s going to come up the next day. . .
My initial motivation for joining the gym was to find a reasonable place to workout to sport my sport ( competitive shooting). Now I’ve grown more toward improving my general fitness outside of my sport. I have had to readjust over the last month or so I am able to do all of my competition training and still come here without burning out. . .
The only limitation that you have is between your ears. The first time I came here I was intimidated- by the abilities of the people around me, the jargon, the movements, the fear that I couldn’t keep up- but I came anyway. People here are welcoming and supportive, so do it. . .
I want to thank all of the people, the coaches and other participants, who have been here with me for the past year plus. You hear all the time to never meet your idol, or put someone up on a pedestal, because they will disappoint you. And never in my life would did I think that I would meet someone who broke that… Brendan has been the exception.
When I see his body- his sacrifice- and the level of fitness that he maintains, which is 3x harder than everyone else does, and knowing if he didn’t do all of that what kind of state he would be in. He is overcoming. Every. Day. The single minded focus that he has… He took the initiative to heal himself and won the Working Wounded Games as an arm amputee. He is so compelling… so inspirational. How can you say no to a guy like that?
I am a 36 year old mother of three and I have been here for two years. I started working out again at 33, before that I was a runner…. that didn’t run. My brother told me at a cookout that I was a ‘former athlete’, which ignited my fire within.
I wanted to show him that I still am an athlete. I started powerlifting, I wanted to try CrossFit and that lead me to find SS&C. . .
It made me more confident. I never trusted that I would be able to weight lift or be in the gym. I’m proud of what I can accomplish. . .
Give it time and it will probably be one of the best decisions you’ve made in your life. . .
I am very, very grateful for the people and coaches I have in the gym. It has gotten me through so much physically and mentally – even if I come to the gym in a bad mood or having a bad day. I leave smiling and laughing. This is the best place with the best people.
I’m from France, moved here five years ago for the love of my husband. I work in a restaurant because I love everything about food! Never been into the gym until I found you guys.
I was desperate. Never heard of of Crossfit before, saw an advertisement for the six week challenge, and really needed help.
When asked what I like most about Crossfit, I'd say a lot. It has made me more confident. I never trusted that I would be able to weight lift or be in the gym.
I’m proud of what I can accomplish.
Don’t wait a minute! Just come. I didn’t think I could and I do, that’s why I brought my sister while she was visiting from France. If I can do it anyone can!
I want to thank the coaches and people. It’s not a competition, everyone is welcoming and I love you all; even though I hate you during the workout!!
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