I started working with a trainer at my local Lifetime Fitness gym. He was wonderful, and I kept it up for almost 2 years with him. In Dec of 2011, he started doing CF for himself, and started integrating CF into our one-to-one sessions. I liked it, but it was really hard! In March of 2012 he and another trainer left LFT to open a box, and I went with him, but just to contiue our one-to-one training. It was now ALL crossfit, and I was seeing great met con results as well as big strenght gains. I have never like group fitness classes, and was worried about starting them, but took the plunge in Aug 2012. I loved it! The group was so supportive and welcoming; I feel like I've gained family. I still train with my trainer 2x week, but I do the CF classes 4 days a week, and have skipped company parties and happy hours just so I don't miss a workout! I can't see doing any other type of workout.
Weakness is a choice; I choose strength.
Pounds lost: 27.6
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I was starting to work out more regularly during my lunch breaks at the gym nearby. While doing so, I ended up getting personal training sessions. While I didn't really feel the workouts with the trainer, I did appreciate being pushed. My friend started crossfit and mentioned to me so I ended up scheduling an orientation session at the box near my house. I thought it was very intimidating (and I still to some extent) at first but I found that the community is pretty supportive in doing your best.
My regular trainer that I had worked with at the local gym left. There was a young trainer that had kind of looked out for me after that. He told me I still had a session left that I hadn't used and he would be happy to do that one for me.
I think he might have underestimated this old lady! He started out saying he wanted to do a couple things to see my fitness level. The first was to hand me a 5 lb dumbell and asked me to do a shoulder press. Easy! Then he handed me a medicine ball and said, "I want you to throw it at me as hard as you can." I asked if he was sure about that - "Oh, yes! Just throw it as hard as you can!". Well, I didn't knock him over, but it sure made him take a step back!
After that, he told me he had something to show me that he thought I might like, and began to show me some of the Crossfit workouts and moves. He was thrilled that I was interested and trying to learn as much as possible. He left shortly after for another job, but referred me on to the Crossfit gym where he was at. That was 2 years ago and I haven't looked back since!
Lady Di from the Land of Lincoln
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