I came to CrossFit in February 2016, looking for a workout that would allow me to get into great shape, that I would be able to stick to, and that would bring me results. What I’ve found at CrossFit Ironborough goes above and beyond what I could have even known that I wanted at the time: it’s both fun and challenging, and it provides a level of coaching and community that creates accountability and rewards consistency. It’s constantly varied, so much so that by the time the same exercise is programmed again in class, I’m happy to find strength, speed, and/or agility has improved significantly.

I didn’t have a regular workout regimen before coming to CrossFit. I swam on a club team for several years, but that’s the extent of my athletic background. If, by some unlikely circumstance, I found myself in a “globo gym,” I would run on the treadmill for 30 minutes or so and then maybe use a machine or two. Believe it or not, before starting CrossFit, I had never so much as picked up a barbell. (I sometimes have trouble believing this myself!)

I found CrossFit Ironborough to be a friendly, welcoming, and supportive community right from the start. I appreciated the fact that
everyone was there to better themselves, not to compare themselves to others. I’ve met some wonderful people here who I likely never would have come across otherwise!

At this point, I’d have to say it’s Murph! Just months ago, I would have dismissed this grueling workout (a mile run followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and another mile run, for any non-Crossfitters reading) as insurmountable, but this Memorial Day, I got through it with some minor scaling in under an hour.

I’m working towards getting strict pull-ups, double unders, and increasing weight on all of my major lifts.

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