The coaches, members, and atmosphere pushed me to new levels... ...I have found that Crossfit has changed not only my attitude on working out, but my attitude on life in general. I am the fittest I have ever been, work out harder than I ever have, and have more energy than I have ever had. If not for Crossfit you would probably find me today still running on the treadmill at a 6.2 pace, hating every minute of it and praying for the 3 miles to be up.
The coaches made sure I was alright and were pushing me to finish (like they ALWAYS do). They are the most supportive coaching staff I have ever witnessed and couldn’t ask for better people to run a gym.
This past April (2013), I turned 50. It was a hard birthday... I was overweight and hadn’t set foot inside a gym or exercised since the Saturday before Hurricane Sandy. I felt fat and ugly, I hated my body. I called CrossFit King of Island Park [and] I jumped right in and signed up for my Elements Class. Looking back I have to say it was the best decision I ever made.
I didn’t do this alone. The coaches at KIP are one of a kind! Not only are they knowledgeable and exemplar athletes themselves, they will encourage you, cheer you on, listen to you complain and be honest with you even when you don’t want to hear it! My biggest cheerleaders have been the friends, or as I’d like to call them, family, that I’ve made in this community where we all suffer and succeed together.
The people that I workout with on a daily basis are such wonderful people and inspire me to get better and to challenge myself.
I found myself 52 years old, out of shape, and unable to motivate myself to work out regularly again until I walked in the door at Crossfit King of Island Park. For the first time in a long time I am working out again regularly, and in the best shape I have been in both physically and mentally in years thanks to KIP.
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