Check out Dan's story- such an excellent example of dedication, strength and integrity. We are so fortunate to have Dan and Renee at CrossFit 1936!
When I decided to become a part of the CrossFit 1936 Family in November of 2015, I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know what CrossFit was all about, but was convinced to leave my gym by my wife to check it out. I am 40 years old and have always been a "gym rat" and into working out regularly. I have been an athlete my entire life and my body has taken a beating over the years. As I have gotten older, the wear and tear becomes a bit more noticeable, so staying active is so important to my physical well being.
After a little over a year at CrossFit 1936, I can honestly say it's the best decision I have ever made from a physical fitness standpoint. I tended to become bored with my current routine...Monday was chest day, Tuesday was Bi's and Tri's, etc, etc. With CrossFit, everyday is different, every week is different, every workout is different. Everyday I go to the box, I know I am going to challenged like never before, but also rewarded like never before.
This is a giant family and by that I mean everybody genuinely cares for each other and encourages each other day in and day out. I have had so many incredible highs in my short time here, yet have so much room to grow.
When I played college baseball, I was in incredible shape, but I can honestly say at 40 years old, I am in the best shape of my life and stronger than I have ever been. I can't count how many times, I have been asked "what are you doing?', or have been told "you look awesome!" It's CrossFit guys. I am able to push myself to limits I never thought I could, and am never satisfied. I want more even when I am beyond tired and sore.
Another rewarding aspect I have experienced is seeing my incredible wife's progress on a daily basis. She was never a fitness buff and to see how far and how strong she has become is phenomenal! Lastly, I want to praise the best coaches in the land. They are the best in the business and show me the way everyday. Sheldon and Sara Williams are the salt of the earth, and I feel so lucky to be coached by them and to be able to call them my friends. If you are contemplating checking CrossFit out, take it from me and do it. You will not regret it, and will become part of not only a great gym, but a family like no other.