Month: February 2015

The difference was astounding!

I trained on my own for a year before going to the fire academy.  I ran, lifted weights, stretched and threw a 24-foot ladder around.  I trained but, lacking expertise, I didn’t train the right way and I wasn’t strong enough to beat the drill time limits at academy. ‘You have heart and know the drills, but you need to take a year off and gain 20 pounds of muscle then try again.’

My life has changed

Since beginning Crossfit at SRSC around 6 months ago, my life has changed drastically both in and out of the box. Family, friends, relationships, all in flux; Crossfit has been the constant. I learned to listen not only to the coaches, but also to my body.

I am grateful for the intensity

At 51, I am grateful for the intensity and, especially, the efficacy of this workout. The members cheer each other on and take real pleasure in other’s accomplishments, at whatever level they are.  For me, the gym has been an oasis of wellness amidst the impact of these economic times. With my busy work/family schedule, now I can be a weekend warrior with my favorite activities without getting injured and sore. Really, I can’t say enough about it.

I couldn’t be happier with the experience

I am a professional Figure Skater who has performed and competed for over three decades. My career has been highlighted by skating in the internationally acclaimed Snoopy on Ice shows. I have earned hundreds of medals but the most thrilling was my three gold medals and bronze won at Adult National Figure Skating Championships.

I’ve dropped 30 pounds!

At the urging of my wife (who had been a member several months prior to me signing up), I decided to enroll at CrossFit Santa Rosa. I was a bit reluctant as I had always-preferred going to the gym, putting in my headphones and doing the workout on my own. Even during my football playing days, I favored individual workouts.