“One year later at Crossfit. The workouts I do today I could not do last year, I love the push and the rush I get when I’m there, the support from the trainers is great, no one is alone. Eat right come to Crossfit and you will see and feel the rewards.” — Carolyn, 62
“Thanks for teaching me about pain – sweet, nasty pain! And for teaching me to keep working. Crossfit… has made me strong, but more importantly it has made me brave! And tough… I am not afraid of anything anymore. That mountain of bleeding, suffering work has taught me to enter into it with determination and humility, not dread. Whatever it is – box jumps or academic work or relationship problems. Love your tin shed gym and the sacred work you do there – all that sweat offered up to the Creator of the universe! Beautiful!” — Olivia, now in training for the U.S. Coast Guard
“I have struggled with chronic pain and fatigue for years which has put many limitations on my life. Coming to CrossFit has truly changed my life. It’s not just a gym, it’s also a ministry. It has given me a stronger, fitter body, a new found self confidence, self worth and an inner strength. Most of all, along with my faith in Jesus Christ, it has allowed me to do things I never thought would be possible in the gym or at home. I can now see light at the end of the tunnel. If I can do it (someone with a history of fibromyalgia and cerebral palsy) anyone can. CrossFit is not like other gyms; you keep wanting it and always come back for more!” — Jennifer Snow (8/8/09)
A first timer from D.C. joined us for a Saturday team WOD and was inspired to find a CrossFit in her local area. She always knew we worked out hard but loved it when she tried it. Prior to CrossFit she only ran.
Four months ago today I came into your gym, a little scared, a little excited. I spent 7 minutes and 2 seconds introducing myself to Fran with a shiny silver curl bar and a fat blue band (and by the way, it was only 15-9-6.) I thought I was going to throw up, pass out, and die all at the same time.
I still come in a little scared and excited. It’s the same ole story you read, I’m doing things today I wondered *when* I’d be able to do, but it’s my story. Today I thrusted 75# 38 times, among other things. I am so proud of myself. Every day I leave your sweat box, usually completely spent, but always overjoyed with the consuming thought: I just did that!
Thank you! I can’t wait to see what the next 4 months bring!
Thomas - Minor League Baseball Umpire – • Four months ago my evaluators told me I needed to gain at least 15 pounds in the off season. That was nothing new. I have been told my whole life I need to gain weight. And I have tried. I have worked out. I have drunk more protein shakes than most. Nothing worked. I walked in to Crossfit of Winston-Salem October 2010. I am now headed out for spring training 50lbs heavier than the last time any of my evaluators or peers saw me. I am excited. I am confident I will be tested for steroid use on arrival. Surely no one will believe that merely changing my diet and working out added this weight. But that is the absolute truth. I have eaten the way the trainers at CrossFit advised, and I have worked out…sweated more than ever and been more sore than I ever imagined possible five to six days a week over the past four months. I FEEL better. I KNOW I am healthier. I know I did this the right and the best way. I cannot wait to walk into spring training to see the reactions of my peers. I will find a CrossFit in each city I visit over the next six months in order to train, but I owe so much to my trainers, my friends, at CrossFit Winston-Salem. That gym is a family. They care about the total person…body, mind, and spirit. I cannot wait to visit (and train) with them when I am back in Winston-Salem over the next six months and again everyday when I am off the road, but I really cannot wait to see how continuing in the CrossFit path will transform me even more…THANKS SO MUCH!
Bethany – (December 2011)
What happens here…….What clients are saying……How people are living fit…..
Carolyn: I’m having knee surgery and when I return I’m going to kick butt. Just remember when you give your 100% of any workout it’s only a few min’s of being uncomfortable, at the end you look good, feel good and your mind will feel even better, because you gave that 100% being uncomfortable for a few min’s.
Jennifer: It changes you not only on the outside, but on the inside as well; helps that person inside that you didn’t know learn how to get out. It has changed my life.
Sydney: There is no other gym that let’s me, the “fat girl” feel at home working out next to an athlete.
Karla: OMG! Now that Kicked Butt!!!! AWESOME workout…is this the day I was about to cry?
Carolyn: I have joined so many gyms in the past and Crossfit is for me, the energy that is there keeps me going back, the togetherness, it’s alive all the time.
This is my dedication to myself, I workout three days a week and sometimes on Saturday, eating right (healthy), you have to involve yourself not only physically but mentally as well and I’m working on that. Not only have I dropped in close size my golf game has gotten better. I have to say I am Blessed to have great trainers.
Comment from the Main Page: By de-emphasizing long periods of aerobic training and spending more time in the weight room, I feel better. In fact, your shorter duration/higher intensity workouts have reduced the stress on my injuries dramatically.
Coach Thompson: We won our season opener last night by 4 points. Down 7 at the half, 10 at one point in the third, but out scored them 16-6 in the fourth quarter to win. It was, no doubt, in large part due to the fact that we were the better conditioned team down the stretch. Plus, because of injuries we had to play with only 8 players. We still had more in our tank at the end than the other team did. I told the guys the conditioning paid off in the first game of the season and that we won because we were in better shape.