When I decided to try out CrossFit 515 over 7 years ago , I had no idea what a big part of my family’s life it would become . Being a four-sport athlete through high school, and growing up with a very active lifestyle, I struggled to find an exercise routine in my busy, adult life that worked for me. I was either not working out at all and eating anything and everything I wanted, or the extreme opposite of restricting calories and obsessively running on a treadmill. I valued myself by the number on the scale, and could not find balance or consistency.
When my husband and I stumbled upon CrossFit 515 in 2014, we found exactly what we needed. We found a place where we not only felt welcomed and encouraged, but it also brought along a whole new shift in mindset. I was (and still am) inspired to be strong and healthy, and reassured that lifestyle changes happen over time and not overnight. I’ve learned it’s important to take time to invest in my health and well-being, and not just for myself, but for my family.
I love the variety of workouts CrossFit brings, and the fact that it can be as competitive as you want it to be (or not at all… it literally is for ANYONE). I’m still increasing my strength and PR’ing lifts and workout times as an almost 40 year old 😉 My husband and kids are part of the gym family and attend classes regularly. My best friends are people I’ve met here. My only regret is not starting sooner, but I can’t wait to see what the next 7 years can bring.
I had barely a wisp of hope seven years ago. That is, that I could ever really get in shape. Afterall, life’s genetic lottery dealt me a hand of family obesity. I was 54 years old, 50 pounds overweight, sedentary and getting worse every year. None of my “fitness kicks” ever lasted more than a few weeks. I was afraid to expose my – so readily apparent – lack of fitness. Simultaneously, I was desperate for a solution.
I soon found CrossFit 515 to be vastly more than I had envisioned. They met me right where I was. They adjusted and customized the workouts specifically to match my ability. The coaches challenged and mentored. The members supported and encouraged. The workouts are so much fun! There is something new and challenging every day. It just keeps getting better. The Noyce’s have built a community culture and fostered a culture community that makes getting to the gym easy. They accentuate and model maintenance of a fit lifestyle. I could go on and on, but I’d rather tell you in person. Let’s get together at 515. I’ll see you there soon.