I really wanted to answer this question right out today, but I thought the better way to answer this question is to share a few stories with you:
- Drew came into our box weighing 452 lbs and wanted to change everything about himself. A few months later, he’s more than 20 lbs down, and he’s feeling good!
- Audrey, 62, has been with us for 6 months, and she’s down 38 lbs! She’s a manager at Subway and she’s got energy now like you wouldn’t believe!
- Corey, a student at CSU, has been with us a few months now. All of his major lifts are up 40+ lbs, and he’s lost 20 lbs in the process of getting stronger!
- I, Matt Dawkins, 32, have been doing CrossFit for the last year, and I am officially down 41 lbs now. I’m the fittest I’ve ever been, and my wife thinks i’m sexy!
Those are 4 of over 100 stories I could tell you of success in our gym.
I tell all of our athletes 3 things when they’re thinking about coming on board:
- CrossFit is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
- You’re going to be sore.
- This stuff works.
The truth is, you do take a big risk when you start doing CrossFit. You risk muscle soreness, fatigue and some joint pain often. If you’re doing it right, there will be times you want to quit because of the pain. However, bumps and bruises are a part of life. We’re playing the long game, and a scratch or strain on this side of the next 20 years is SOOOOO much better than a scar across your chest or down your knee in the next 20 years. Graphic, but we see it every day, and it doesn’t have to be that way.
In closing, here is a trustworthy saying… Nothing Great ever came easy. Risks are a part of life. Don’t be afraid to live your life to the full, and maybe its the “dangerous” things that we have to embrace from time to time so that we ourselves can become a little more dangerous. 😉