6 months later, WOW!!!!! Whoot woo Mitch!
“Thank you so much for sharing your extensive knowledge regarding fitness, your training skills are outstanding and you make it easy to attend each day with your motivation and encouragement.
I have to admit the before picture was taken in December right after I turned 50, I decided I needed to finally get in shape and start exercising. The problem was it took two years before my son, who was tired of hearing me say I need to start exercising, made me commit to actually doing it. So two years later in December on a fateful Saturday he said, “Dad I am going to sign us up for the SLC ½ Marathon, the Marathon is in April so you have time to start training for the race”.
I said lets go down to the Bountiful Rec center and get a pass, on the way heading down Orchard we saw the Crossfit22 sign and said lets check this out, I had heard about Crossfit from my sister in-law. So on a Saturday afternoon, we were looking in the building, seeing these big tires and a cage and no machines and wondering what this is all about when Kathy drives up and introduces herself and says come on in.
I tell her I need to start training for a 1/2 marathon in April and ask her if Crossfit could help, she was very positive and said absolutely this will be perfect for you to gain strength and endurance for the race.
The best part about making this decision is I feel so much better each day, however the first two months were hell, I could hardly wait to crawl into bed at night and getting out of bed the next morning was even more difficult. (I would walk like Mr Magoo for the first 10 mins). I never looked at the website to see what the WOD was because I was afraid if I knew I wouldn’t show up. Again your insight and expertise paid off because the first couple of weeks on some WOD’s you told me to only do half of the amount listed and to use a weight that was challenging but manageable.
I have added a new passion to my life, Crossfit WODs.
My new goals are to improve and learn overhead squats, kipping, double unders, thrusters, etc. I think this is what keeps me interested in Crossfit, learning new skills and gaining more strength each day.”
“The CrossFit style workouts have completely transformed my body as well as my mind. After turning 40 I knew something HAD to change. CrossFit has changed the way that I view my workouts. I am learning that it is not always about quantity-you know that old thought process that more is more…more time in the gym = a better workout. What it really is about is quite simple-quality-the quality of your workout, proper form and good nutrition. It’s about realizing that you CAN push yourself beyond what you ever imagined possible. Its about doing something different EVERY time you workout. CrossFit has changed me mentally and physically. Who doesn’t want that??”
We want to send a huge shout out to Frankie. As of Monday Frankie has lost a total of 101 pounds. He started his journey weighing 412lbs and is now at 311lbs, not only has his body changed but Frankie has changed. When Frankie first started CrossFit he didn’t socialize much he keep to himself and always worked out one the other side of the box. Nowadays you will find Frankie right in the middle of all the action, working his a$$ of (literally) and cheering others on. Each of us that have got to know Frankie are better because of him. If you haven’t had the chance I encourage you to come to the 5:30am class to meet him.
Frankie it has been our pleasure to get to know you and watch you go through this transformation. We are proud of you and we love you. As your CrossFit family we are excited to cheer you on as you continue this journey.
“I love cf22 bcuz it has changed my life n not just that but I have met some wonderful people there to n the most of all is that the trainers at cf22 are so awesome bcuz they work with you n they make sure you do it right n that’s why I love cf22.
Cf22 is like Cheers, bcuz everybody knows your name! Thank you, Kat, Liz, Andy, James n Mike B. for the support n I can’t forget the rest of the crew the box, thank you everybody!”