What was your goal when you originally signed up?
My best friend fell in love with CrossFit six years ago after joining CrossFit Okefenokee in Waycross, GA. Doing CrossFit helped her lose weight, get healthy, and improve her mobility challenged by prior injuries and a set of inherited bad knees. I occasionally did Saturday wods, including Murph, for several years. While attending CrossFit Regionals a couple of years later, I thought I need to join a box in Savannah. By this point, I already had done on-ramp, but was just nervous about walking into a different box.
How did you originally hear about us?
One of the owners of CrossFit Okefenokee and several of the box’s members had dropped in to Crossfit SteadFast. So, when I wanted to find a box closer to home, Crossfit SteadFast was recommended. I immediately contacted CrossFit SteadFast via the website and walked into my first class with Trent Williams. I regularly attend afternoon and weekend classes.
What prompted you to seek us out?
I was a dancer, mostly ballet, growing up. Closest I got to sports was winning a honorary award for participating in softball in middle school (i.e. I never made contact with the ball when at bat). As an adult, I switched my point shoes for cardio work such as step aerobics and kick boxing. But, I soon got bored. In my early 30s, I was diagnosed with anxiety. I realized it was time to make the leap on a regular basis to something else.
How do you feel about your future?
I am a proud scale (and even scale the scaled) athlete. I still remember the thrill of doing my first Rx workout – rowing/running combo. The first time I ran a mile without stopping, deadlift over my body weight, and managing a 35# overhead squat was a major breakthrough. My goal is consistency and meeting personal goals. This year I plan to work on getting a pull-up and doing a handstand, i.e. conquering my fear of being inverted!!!! I am going to fight middle age by keeping strong and healthy.
What have you liked best about working with us?
The community atmosphere of CrossFit is what makes it so different from a traditional gym. People suffer together, cheer each other on, and encourage each other. I have meet some amazing people at CrossFit SteadFast, including coaches, the Nedabs, and members. I never feel like I am less of an athlete when I run last across the finish line or squat my 15# bar. I love partner/team wods and cheering people across the finish lines. I might not be able to do the movement, but I try to help others finish strong.
What would you say to anyone else who might be interested in starting at SteadFast?
Just do it….CrossFit is for everyone no matter the age or athletic ability. You will be good at some movements (i.e. I can squat all day) and struggle with others (i.e. no rope climbing thank you). But, you will never have more fun in your life while you suffer!!! Additionally, the movements translate into the real work – functional fitness works! I can climb ladders, jump over roofs, and lift materials in my current job as a project engineer in construction with the best of them! At 5’0″ and less than 120 wet, this is a big deal!