I was interested in CrossFit because I wanted to get back to lifting weights more seriously and training more like an athlete than what I had been doing. I thought the structure and atmosphere of CrossFit would help me get back to this. Before joining CrossFit 2311 I worked out at the fitness center doing general cardio and lifting – a lot of interval training.
My first impression of CrossFit 2311 was that it had a good atmosphere, supportive people and people that worked hard in the gym.
I would say overall, my biggest accomplishment is that i feel I have gotten stronger than I have been in many years. Also, the ability to do pull ups without assistance is a big one.
What are you working on now? I have gained weight which I expected some, but I would like to lose 20lbs while maintaining my strength. I feel the weight loss would help me be more flexible and maintain better strength through the programs we do. I think it would help me be a better athlete in the CF gym as well. I will be focusing on this in 2017.
My favorite memory of CrossFit 2311 is the ability to be around a team atmosphere and people of all ages and abilities pushing you to be better.
For those people who might be on the fence or nervous about starting CrossFit, I say go at your own pace – people are not going to force you to do things you are not prepared to do. There are modifications for everything.