CrossFit Level 1/CrossFit Gymnastics
“Corporate consulting feeds me. CrossFit training humbles and inspires me. It’s really that simple.”
I found CrossFit in August 2008, shortly after I’d lost my job. I walked in the door at PCF looking for a new gym to pass the time with until I was gainfully reemployed. With a coupon for a free week and some grade A skepticism, I entered my first WOD. By day four I knew I’d found the fitness “it”. Six months in, I’d discovered a new way of living, and begun to consider how I could find a job to fit my lifestyle rather than the other way around. Before the first year came to a close, I was so compelled to train that I jumped at the chance to earn my Level 1, and even scored a foundational gymnastics certification.
Since joining PCF, I’ve had the good fortune to visit a number of US affiliates as well as a couple across the Atlantic. I’ve competed in local events I never imagined I’d sign up for, and even used the program to take on the challenge of figure modeling. I’ve had the privilege to hear CrossFit’s founder, Greg Glassman, speak live about his passion for what the program offers, and to grow as a trainer with an affiliate that gets healthy living beyond the workout. And I’ve found a community of people who make better health and performance priority…every single day.
In that time, I’ve also torn my hands open from hours of pull-up practice. I’ve been brought to a public display of tears by a workout. I’ve been challenged, daily, by the movements and other athletes. I’ve struggled through the trading of Stoli O and Sour Patch Kids for a diet of mostly meat and nuts. And I’ve learned that just about the time the things people rave about CrossFit seem cliché, I’ll be humbled as I watch it change the life of another soul on all sorts of levels. To be part of that kind of good stuff is…well…as they say, it dudn’t get any better than that.
CrossFit isn’t for everyone, and that’s ok. For many, though, it is the most important hour of the day – whether they know it or not. It’s that time when they step up to be broken down in order to become more, whatever that means for them as individuals. As an avid CrossFitter and a performance addict without a goal, I identify hard with that search for “more.” As a CrossFit trainer, I take others’ quest for it personally.
What’s your “more”? Maybe you don’t even know yet. Come see us at PCF anyway. Our team would dig the opportunity to help you find out.