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!
from the Land of Lincoln