Five years ago, the extent of my exercise program was a brisk walk on the weekends. My cholesterol was high, my weight was rapidly increasing and my energy level, which was always high, was rapidly decreasing. I was referred by a friend to check out CrossFit Nine7. At first, I was totally overwhelmed and intimidated. I thought to myself “I’d never be able to do these things” and “CrossFit was NOT for me”. Putting my doubts aside, I took a chance and signed up for the foundations course. The classes were very challenging and my body was sore like never before. I didn’t give up though, with the constant encouragements of the coaches and other athletes I stuck with it and have been part of this incredible family ever since. Although I haven’t mastered everything yet, each day I am improving at my own pace with the guidance of the coaches.
Since starting CrossFit, my cholesterol levels have improved, I’ve lost weight & inches and my energy levels have returned. I am one that believes that age is only a number and at 52 years old, I can proudly say I feel better than I did in my 20s. To say that CrossFit has changed my life would be an understatement. It has not only improved my mental and physical strength but has unequivocally improved my quality of life. I have formed friendships with incredible people I never would have met if I hadn’t joined. At CrossFit Nine7 we work together to support and encourage each other to be the best version of ourselves daily. We are not friends here, we are family.