I was one of the first people to join CrossFit Progression in the fall of 2009. I had just finished my first rugby season and was more than a little frustrated. For some reason I thought I would still have the body and endurance of a college football player, but I quickly found that was not the case.
I worked hard, I got stronger, and I got faster. There’s nothing particularly surprising about that. What I wasn’t prepared for, however, was just how much everything else associated with our gym would change over the next few years. It’s been a lot of fun to watch.
I’ve seen our box double in size and then double again. We started with a few weights in a hallway and now we’re outgrowing a warehouse.
I’ve seen our coaches start a little rough around the edges and then mature into experienced trainers. In the early years they could sometimes be more like workout buddies. Now they walk the room, motivating you and keeping an eye on your form.
What I’ve enjoyed watching most, though, is the incredible transformation in people’s lives. I love watching how quickly new people improve in both fitness and confidence. I love watching relationships develop and friendships form. I love the community. Above all else, CrossFit has shown me how much people change for the better when they embrace a healthy, positive lifestyle.
A. OHS – 5 x 3 w/2 minute rest
B. 5 Rounds for time:
9 x Power Cleans
9 x Shoulder to Overhead
9 x Pull-ups
C. 3 x 15-20 GHR
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