I had been Crossfitting about 6 months before I moved to back to Chicago from northwest Arkansas. In that time, CrossFit had become an incredibly important part of my life and I knew I wasn’t about to give that up just because I was moving. I learned to love the intensity, the sense of accomplishment of being able to do something new or better almost every day, and the awesome community CrossFit creates. I visited many different boxes when I was searching for a new CrossFit home in Chicago (six gyms in two weeks!) and I found that CrossFit Chicago exemplified all of the values of CrossFit and more.
In my two months at Crossfit Chicago, I have seen and felt improvements in almost every area. The knowledge and coaching abilities of the trainers has helped me adjust and develop hard to perfect skills. The facility itself is one of the nicest I have seen and I really appreciate having so many class times to chose from. And most importantly, the community is just awesome! I felt welcomed and encouraged from the moment I set foot in the door. To quote the theme song of Cheers, “sometimes you wanna go, where everybody knows your naaaaame!” Cheesy, but so true.
Overall, CrossFit has completely changed my perception on fitness, health and nutrition. I am healthier, stronger, fitter, even happier than I ever have before because of CrossFit and being part of this community has truly shifted my approach to life.