I started my CrossFit journey because of a promotional offer in August of 2012. I had heard about CrossFit and even looked at websites a few times but never really thought about doing it. I was scared that it was going to be like a bad gym class. Ever since high school, I hated working out. The only thing I enjoyed doing in terms of exercise was running. Prior to joining CrossFit, my running pace was an 11 to 12 minute mile. I did not think it was possible for me to run any faster or even have a fit body.
During the first three months of CrossFit, my weight started to creep down and my body was slowly toning up. My running started to improve. The results have been absolutely amazing. I have dramatically improved my overall fitness and have completely transformed my body. I am now in the best shape of my life. I can even do a handstand push-up now!
After doing CrossFit for seven months, I decided to do a before and after picture to see how much I’ve really improved. I’ve dropped 30 lbs and currently weigh 150lbs. My waist-size reduced from 32 to 29. My strength in running times has also dramatically improved. I can now run at a 9 minute mile pace, and I finished my latest half-marathon in 2 hours and 5 seconds.
I’m really grateful for the training and the awesome trainers at CrossFit Code Red!
I have been active in Krav Maga for most of 2011 and was looking for a class that would help me increase my endurance and strength. At age 64, I was curious if that combination was still possible. I can say with certainty that increases in endurance and strength are very possible though CrossFit training.
When I first started I was the oldest in class by more than a decade and there was some serious huffing and puffing in the 12 to 30 minute workouts twice a week. But, after 3 months of training I really look forward to every class and the new challenges. As a result of the efforts, I started to change my eating habits and with the guidance of the CrossFit Code Red staff, I have lost 25 pounds in the last 3 months alone and feel like I have turned the clock back 10 years.
I cannot say enough about the CrossFit Code Red staff and their friendly support in becoming a healthier person. This same encouragement carries over to the support each of the trainees gives to one another. CrossFit is a good fit for anyone looking to increase their energy, endurance and strength.
I’d heard of CrossFit but I always thought that you had to be young and in great shape just to begin CrossFit. Then a friend talked me into to trying it with CrossFit Code Red and I found that my preconceived notion was wrong. Anyone can train with at CrossFit Code Red. I’m 61 years old and I’ve been training for about 4 months and I feel like I’m now in the best shape of my life. The workouts are short and intense and work your whole body. CrossFit Code Red will tailor the workout to fit your level of conditioning. If you’re hesitant about starting like I was, just take that first step and start. Give it a month and you’ll be amazed at what you can do and how good you’ll feel.