The coaches and the people are truly amazing! I feel like the coaches have taken time to know me and know my strengths. I love they that always encourage me, motivate me and most of all push me to do more. At times, they believe in me more than I believe in myself. I have also made some great friendships here, people who keep it fun to come back and who hold me accountable.
When I first walked into CrossFit Flower Mound way back in April 2013 I knew that you guys were going to help me get to where I wanted to go, and you proved me right. Thanks to your training and guidance I not only managed to land my dream job as an officer in the United States Navy, but I further distinguished myself as a superior athlete and was selected to join the crew of one of the best-performing ships in the fleet.
During my time at Officer Candidate School it was clear to any who cared to look that the finest athletes were all CrossFitters, all of whom thrived in even the most stressful stages of the program. It is without a doubt that CrossFit was one of the most important factors in me earning my commission as an officer in the United States Navy and I am deeply, personally grateful for the time and effort the two of you took in making sure I was prepared.
I started CrossFit about 4.5 yrs. ago with my husband as I was bored at the gym doing the same exercises every day. I would either run or do some cardio exercise and started dreading going to the gym. At first, I wasn’t sure about CrossFit as I loved Cardio, not so much lifting. However, that mindset quickly changed and I saw results very fast. But, within a few months, I got pregnant, with twins, and decided to go back to the gym until after they were born. Soon after, my husband and I started doing CrossFit type workouts at home since we didn’t have much time outside of the house with the twins. About a year ago, I decided to go back to the CrossFit gym as I wasn’t pushing myself and wasn’t building much muscle. Going back to CrossFit was the best decision, as I truly missed the coaches, people, and the challenges. I push myself so much more in the CrossFit gym, and truly love working out with others, and competing against the clock.
I absolutely love the people. My coaches, Tucker, Jake, and Lindsey, consistently push and challenge me to be stronger, faster, and better. I love my fellow 5am’ers as they are so encouraging, uplifting, and a great group of people to be around. I have met some great friends at CrossFit and truly enjoy working out and pushing myself to extremes. A few months ago, when I was learning how to do pull-ups, I had my coaches and fellow CrossFitters cheering me on to finish and complete the set when all I wanted to do was quit. That day pushed me out of my comfort zone, and I can now string sets of 6 pull-ups together in workouts.
The community, hands down is my favorite thing about CrossFit Flower Mound. The people have always been so welcoming and encouraging. I enjoy getting up and getting my workout done in starting my day. But, getting to see and hang out with my friends in the mornings is such a bonus. Being someone who has always struggled with the cardio aspect of CF, not once has someone made fun or been negative. I never hear anything but encouragement during workouts. (I am just sorry I normally don't have the breath to return the encouragement during the pass by. But I am thinking it in my head...:))
Before I started CrossFit, I was more into running. My husband, Phill, did CrossFit and I couldn't understand why he would tortured himself so bad. Every time he came home he was exhausted and he told me how hard the workout was. I just didn't get the hype. He continually encouraged me to at least give it a try because he knew that I would like it…3 years later and I am still excited doing it. It is the right mix of weight lifting and endurance on an intensive and fast level with great people and coaches. CrossFit has positively impacted all aspects of my life and family.
My favorite thing about CrossFit Flower Mound is the community. A lot of good, fun people up here. And I know that no matter what kind of day I have had, how stressed, upset or disappointed I feel when I pull into the parking lot... it all goes away as soon as I walk into the front door. And some days, that is priceless! I started CrossFitting because at the mud runs all the people nailing the obstacles and blowing past me on the course had CrossFit t-shirts on. I put 2 and 2 together and decided that I had to check it out. When I walked in I told myself the same thing everyone else tells themselves.... "I'm gonna do this. And if I don't die I'm gonna come back tomorrow."
I'm most proud of my progress. If you know me, you probably know that I used to be obese. I never dreamed of doing this kind of stuff. I made fun of running and exercise, it was nothing I was ever capable of doing. Then I lost a lot of weight and my body wanted to move. So I started moving. Lost more weight, moved more. Snowball moved down hill. It was great. I got fit, I got trim, I got a thumbs up and a big smile from my doctor. Now I get to come here and have fun. I have earned the ability to do something cool like CrossFit. This is all like a bonus for me. Every day I feel like an excited kid walking up to the playground.
When I got here I was a mess. No strength, no mobility, really weak core, very little aerobic capacity, no balance or coordination and I had no clue how I should eat for this kind of activity level. I could run, sorta. But I keep showing up. I work hard. I eat good. I listen to the coaches. And I get better. Every month I have gotten better. Every month I can do something that I could not do the month before. I have no idea where my ceiling is but I'm having a blast working my way up to it!
My wife and I have gone to a different CrossFit box in the past and there was no since of community. CrossFit Flower Mound was very welcoming and personable and we have made some great friends. All of the instructors are great, personable and very encouraging.
My favorite thing about CrossFit Flower Mound / Lewisville is the people and of course the challenging workouts I would never attempt on my own!!! I also love when someone new comes and they decide to stay and then they become a part of our day! I joined CrossFit because I loved the idea of "personal training" in a group setting! And I didn't have to think about what to do for workout!
I moved here in January 2015, and I didn't know anyone. I really enjoy being active, and I started going to the gym in hopes of meeting some people with similar interests. Turns out, people don't really want to make friends when going to the gym, and my usual gym routine was getting to be somewhat tiresome/boring. CrossFit was always something I wanted to try, for lots of different reasons, the two biggest being, I liked that the workouts were made up for us each day and were incredibly challenging, and different every day, and also I liked the idea of CrossFit being such a huge community. I haven't been disappointed, in fact it's been better than I could have ever expected. Everyone is so welcoming, encouraging, and you all make me want to come every day. I have gained so many great friends through CFFM.