I find myself traveling a lot for work and pleasure but when I need a workout I always look up the local CrossFit box. From the dozens of gyms I have been to CrossFit Catacombs definitely stood out to me. From their process to register for classes, the friendly staff, the facility, warm ups, coaching, and ice breaker games this was definitely the place I wanted to be. Getting the motivation for training on the road is usually difficult for me but I was genuinely excited to get to Catacombs each morning.
I am so impressed by the professional, supportive, fun, encouraging and non-threatening environment CrossFit Catacombs is fostering. I am constantly amazed by the energy the coaches are passing on. Even when class sizes seem to be large, I still feel like I am getting personalized attention to make me a better athlete. I also appreciate the attention to the box itself - it's always clean and the equipment is plentiful and in great condition. I am not exaggerating when I say that Catacombs is the highlight of my day.
Before starting CrossFit I had never lifted a barbell nor had even been a member of a gym. At first everything was awkward: my form, the equipment, the human interaction while working out…but I was lucky enough to be coached by some of the most professional, good-natured people I’ve met in my life. With their patient guidance I’ve made progress I had no idea I was capable of and have met some truly wonderful individuals. Being pushed so intensely to my limits in a genuinely supportive and safe environment has, at times, brought me to tears. I’ve had a chance to grow much stronger physically and mentally and I am so grateful for the change.
I can’t express how grateful I am for CrossFit Catacombs - the last few months have been amazing! I feel hopeful and excited about life, so encouraged by my ability to grow and change. I felt really stuck where I was at and very defeated. Now I crave working out! That’s insane! Even my kids see the change and my wellness. I don’t lightly say this, but it’s been life-changing.
When I walked through the door of Catacombs, I was not certain why Paul, my son, had said “Mom you have got to try this Crossfit thing!” So there I was in class doing deadlifts for the first time. I was hooked as CrossFit seemed to be the missing part of my workouts. Before CrossFit I was working out on my own: running, hiking, cycling, Nordic skiing, and teaching Senior Pilates. The community of Catacombs has given me so much: friends, confidence, better technique and many physical gains.