I never imagined myself as someone who would participate let alone enjoy CrossFit. As I look back on my journey it all started in 2017 when I finished chemo treatment. During my treatment I gained a lot of weight and lost a significant amount of my strength. I started back at the gym but was looking for something different.
My typical gym routine involved working out on an elliptical and maybe some machines and while I was intrigued by the idea of CrossFit, I never thought I would be capable of doing the class. One day I decided to give it a try and as out of shape as I was, the instructor (Coach Ray) and the other participants immediately made me feel welcomed and encouraged me more than I ever imagined.
Over time, they built me back up and now I feel like I am in the best shape of my life. I not only did I lose unwanted body fat but I also became stronger and built my confidence. I have been actively participating in the CrossFit program at my gym called AMRAP Fitness for almost 2 years and I can’t imagine my life without it.
I am really thankful that I gave AMRAP Fitness a try and grateful for all the help and guidance that our amazing instructor Ray provided, I would never have been able to do it without him and the wonderful classmates that also push me on every day.
Thanks Ray for all the help.