I love that CrossFit is a community, and the people can help you conquer your fears and do what you never thought was possible. CrossFit is not a cult, but a place where people have your back just in case you fall and are there to cheer you on when you do something amazing.
I was fresh out of college, 20 pounds heavier and a million times less confident. I wanted to look and feel different, and I wanted to push myself. My advice to all students, and pretty much everyone in life, is to make time for yourself. My happy place is in that gym, and I will make time for it no matter what.
As a guy used to lifting heavy weights and doing my own thing, CrossFit is extremely humbling. I completely agree with Laurie that the coaches are what makes DSCF different. I have heard too many stories about coaches who are not engaged and athletes who get hurt as a result. I was also surprised by the closeness of the DSCF community. Our backgrounds, careers and ages are all so different, yet I feel like Laurie and I have developed real friendships
My daughter, Andi, started asking me if I wanted to come with her to CrossFit. I told her it seemed like it would be too strenuous for me. I decided to give it a try even though I knew it would be challenging. When I went into the class, everything seemed very difficult including jumping rope, but Coach Dom made me feel very comfortable. Together, Judy (my wife) and I have lost 240 pounds. Now I eat very healthy food. I am no longer diabetic. I do not have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I am not taking any prescription medications. I feel strong and about 20 years younger. I go to CrossFit three or four times a week, and I’m looking forward to playing in a baseball league after 40 years of not playing. I look back at pictures of myself, and I have no desire to go back to the way I was.