First of all I am a 71 year old woman, in reasonably good health. About one year ago I was going to a gym (which shall be called Gym A). As I hadn’t exercised, really exercised for at least 30 years before, I began to enjoy this gym. Nothing hard, nothing dangerous, nothing tiring, just a gym. I wasn’t working out with a trainer, just pretty much on my own. My husband Frank, on the other hand, had been a runner and ran quite regularly. He too had been going to Gym A once and awhile.
One day Frank says to me, “Honey, I think I want to try CrossFit”, and I say to him, “well, I am not leaving Gym A to go to a boot camp”. Needless to say he encouraged me to go with him to meet Brad McKee of CrossFit Hammond. I went with no intention whatsoever of my joining. We sat and talked with Brad and then signed up for three months. I told Frank that I just joined to pacify him and that I would go to CrossFit one day and the next to Gym A until the three months were done.
Well, when I went I was very surprised. I thought maybe that I might like this new gym, CrossFit. Since then I have continued going without ever going back to Gym A. I thoroughly enjoy CrossFit. I like the fact that there is a trainer on hand who not only tells you what exercises to do, but makes sure you are using correct procedures to do the exercise. I don’t miss Gym A at all.
Brad is so special to me. He knows that I am older (actually my husband and I are the two oldest at the box), and realizes that there are a few things that I cannot or sometimes will not do and he guides me accordingly. (I think I am his pet, but don’t tell him I said that). He sometimes uses me as an example to some of the younger ones by telling them, “If a 71 year old woman can do this, don’t tell me you 20+ to 40+ ones can’t”.
The atmosphere is great at CrossFit. Everyone is encouraging each other. I feel so good when I get home and sometimes I even feel a little younger. Brad and the other trainers are great. They never make you feel weak or stupid. It is always upbeat.
I LOVE IT HERE!!