I first came across an advertisement on Facebook for the New You Challenge. I had been sort of depressed for a few years and just was going through life just sitting around after losing my job. I gained a bunch of weight and was just unhappy with myself. Once I thought about it hard enough, I decided to set up a meeting with Brooks and he assured me that CrossFit was for everybody because I was a bit intimidated by it. I was a bit unsure of myself but I stuck with it.
After joining the New You Challenge, I was a bit unsure if I would be able to complete it, but the coaches assured me that I could and they would encourage me to finish every workout. They were also very understanding of my disability and would do everything they could to accommodate me. I finished the 6 week challenge and had such great progress that I decided to become a full time athlete at the gym. Since starting CrossFit in May of this year I have lost 100 pounds, and I can not thank the coaches and members at the gym enough for showing me that anything is possible if you just try and to be consistent. The community at Arsenal Strength is so pisitive and welcoming, it is truly a great place to be a part of and I have never been happier and more confident in myself since joining Arsenal Strength.
It doesn’t matter where you start from, everyone at the gym is always pushing you and encouraging you to finish the workout. There’s always some scaled version of a workout to accommodate everyone. The feeling that you get from completing a workout especially a tough one is unbelieveabke. I started CrossFit at 316 pounds and now I am down to 215. If you just put the effort in and stay consistent the results would be evident. The coaches at Arsenal Strength are very positive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Arsenal Strength is such a wonderful place to be a part of. I can’t imagine my life now without CrossFit and I can’t thank everyone from Arsenal enough.