CrossFit Gymnastics Certification with Jeff Tucker, April 2010; Level 1 Certification, June 2010.
I have been doing CrossFit since June 2009. My wife, Amelia, began training with Chastity Sloan in January of 2009. She was doing a very scaled version of CF along with some other women and began to show real progress with her weight loss goals. When her friends quit or moved away, I offered to go along to keep Amelia motivated as I could see the amazing results she was getting. I slowly got hooked into it myself. Prior to this, I had not done any kind of consistant fitness training since graduating high school. As I approach 40, I feel I need to do something to maintain a level of fitness that enhances my active lifestyle. I find that CrossFit keeps my interest and constantly challenges me to do more than I believe I am capable of doing. I have found it to be not only an exercise routine, but a complete lifestyle that enhances and improves every aspect of my life.
The constantly variable nature of CrossFit is what enjoy most. The fact that every day and every week is something different really hooked me. Sometimes elements show up that I happen to be good at. Other days there are elements on which I need a lot more work. I tend to gravitate toward gymnastic elements. I also appreciate the fact that CF can be for anyone. Any athlete of any age, size or ability can be accommodated and make substantial improvements to their fitness. I have come to believe that improved physical fitness can lead to mental, social and spiritual fitness as well.
I am extremely grateful to have been drawn into and accepted by the PCF family and look forward to learning, growing, improving and helping others do the same.