I started CrossFit in July 2010 while I was living in Miami. I used to play rugby competitively and had joined a team in Miami but didn’t have the same passion for it as I once did. I heard about CrossFit but had no idea what it was about, after my onramp I was immediately hooked. I met the most amazing individuals who are now some of my closest friends. When I moved to Chicago in Jan 2012, my first priority was finding a CrossFit gym that felt like home. Moving to a new city on your own is never easy, but when I walked into CrossFit Chicago they were so welcoming that I knew right away I found my new home and officially joined in Feb.
The coaches are extremely dedicated, knowledgeable and more importantly, fun. I have been doing this for almost 2 years and I’m still learning and growing as an athlete. While being at CFC, the coaches have really guided me on how to improve on my performance and I have seen a steady progression in my athletic abilities. They want to see you succeed in everything that you do; they focus on form and technique and are always motivating their members to accomplish movements that may seem impossible to do. You definitely never get bored, the workouts always change and are challenging. CrossFit is versatile, whether you are 9 or 90; overweight and have never done any physical active or are fit and active; anyone can do CrossFit. Not only do you get into the best shape of your life but you become more confident in yourself.
Aside from the physical aspect of CrossFit, I think the most incredible thing about it is the community. There is no other gym that I know that you are welcomed with open arms and are immediately treated like family. There is no other sport I know where competitors become comrades, cheering and supporting each other until the last athlete finishes the Workout of the Day (WOD). That is why I love this sport.