I relocated to Castle Rock from Illinois in late March 2011. I was aware I put on a few pounds but brushed it off. My husband and I made a promise to get fit once we get to Colorado. My plan was to get a personal trainer that would push me to my limit so I'd see result. A family friend recommended CrossFit, and lucky for me I found CrossFit Castle Rock just down the street. I made my first visit to Castle Rock CrossFit first week of April. I was greeted by the owner, Fran. I was impressed by how fit she is at 40. I am 40 yrs. old myself so, I was SOLD! On my very first day I could barely run 200m plus have to do 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 20 squats, and 30 sit-ups, 3x. And, that was just the warm-ups! We still have to do WOD on top of it all. I would have a coughing attack after workout. I feel as if someone had beaten me up every time I finished a workout. Then, we had to lift some barbells. I was definitely scared. Needless to say I was ready to call it quits after a month. My husband advised against this decision and recommended I stick with CrossFit.
Two months into it, I told Fran about my thoughts of joining the Recreational Club in the area so that I can work out while my kids go for a swim (using my kids as an excuse). I thought of never coming back to CrossFit once I leave. Fran went along with me and asked that I keep her updated on my results. It was around that time that I began noticing my pants getting looser. My problem area (mid-section) is actually trimming down. Also, I haven't had any coughing attacks. I have noticed a drastic change with my strength and agility. I can even dead lift a whooping 170lbs. Who would have thought that I have that much strength? I was amazed at what CrossFit has done to me that I decided to stick to it. Needless to say that everything is history after seeing all the good changes in my body. I come 4-5 days a week now and love the workout I get each time. WOD is never the same. I come to the gym with an open mind and ready to take a beating. I am not intimidated any longer. I actually look forward to a great challenge each and every WOD. It’s a plus having a coach that pushes me to my limit and doesn’t let me quit. Thanks, Spencer!
It's nice to feel that I am a part of a great team. My kids love going to the kids lounge also, that makes it easy to fit into my schedule. Castle Rock CrossFit/The Gym is definitely a nice, friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. Thank you CrossFit Castle Rock for helping me make it happen.
You guys are the best! -- Cindy Hoop
Wed, February 6, 2013
by Fran Colombi