First, I was hooked by the community. I'm motivated everyday by our membership. Secondly, I was impressed by the transparency and communication of the programing. We all know that hard work is important but the buy in comes from the understanding of the programing. Dave’s videos and the coaches knowledge give me the confidence in the direction that we are going. Everyone is very supportive and excited to be a part of the bigger picture. Get started now! Don't wait and definitely do not hold back because you're not in shape. The coolest part of CF is that it's all scaleable. Everyone is working hard during the workout. No matter what the movement is. Embrace the nutritional aspect and get after it!
When I came to CrossFit I was physically, mentally, and emotionally ready to enter a new phase in my life. I hated the way I looked, and my appearance was always important to me. My confidence level just wasn't there, and I was very dissatisfied with my lifestyle. A friend I worked with at the time told me about the free week, and even though I had no idea what CrossFit was it sounded really cool. My first day was everything I thought it would be...AWFUL! But for some unknown reason I found myself coming back, something about flailing around like a fish out of water after a workout was amusing to me. I always wanted to be a gym junkie, but I didn't have the drive of putting together my own regime/routine. One of the many great things about CrossFit is how the workouts are created for you, your only job is to show up and hope you don’t die.
CrossFit Flower Mound is not just a community, it's a family. It's a place where everybody knows your name, where the loudest cheers are for the last to finish. It's about getting comfortable with the uncomfortable, and every step you take brings you that much closer to your goals. CrossFit brought me back to life, because of CF I smile and laugh a lot more. To me when you have confidence you can have a lot of fun, and when you have fun you can do amazing things.
The coaches and members are amazing! The coaches care about you and your success even if you’re not the best athlete in the gym. The members are like a second family to me and we support each other’s goals.
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.
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...:))
My favorite things about CrossFit Flower Mound are the community, accountability and the coaching. When we moved here last year, I had a hard time adjusting. Working from home, not knowing anyone in the area, and being so far from family. When I started working out here, everyone was so nice and helpful. When you do not show up one day, everyone is asking about you. When you hit a PR, everyone is there cheering you on. I have met some of my closest friends here. I do life with them outside of the gym and our kids play together. CrossFit FM has really made Texas feel like home for me.
I started working on my nutrition. The coaches gave me the tools and support to make this happen. I have never paid much attention to nutrition before. This was really a turning point for me. Learning about the correct food to put in my body has been a game changer physically and mentally.
I did traditional weightlifting for years on and off. For about two years I worked hard and put on 20 pounds. I could move weight, but had no cardiovascular endurance. I was of the mindset cardio should just be lifting weights faster. Sept 2015 I got my dream job as a detective. Long hours at work and bad food choices with no time for the gym later and I was now 200 pounds and no muscle. I had followed the Crossfit Games for several years, but never been brave enough to try it. In Nov 2016 I changed jobs, Jan 2017 moved to the Flower Mound area and decided it was time to try CrossFit. My first workout included burpees over the bar, and I was still hooked. Now I hate when I have to miss a day/class cause I feel like I am not only missing out on fitness, but seeing friends as well.
I needed "fitness direction". I had been going to regular gyms and, although I enjoyed working out, I wasn't getting any results. I decided to try CrossFit, but I can't say that I had an open mind about it. I expected to find a lot of reasons not to join, during the 101 class. After the first class, I knew two things. One, I was wrong and two, I was hooked. Every negative stereotype was cleared up in that first session. Don't be intimidated by things you may read or hear about CrossFit and don't wait until you get in shape before giving it a try. It's meant to be challenging, but they will give you the tools to be successful.
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.
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.