“I have increased my strength, cardio vascular capacity, flexibility, range of motion, balance and general well being…after gaining the confidence from reaching my first goals by going to SCC, I look forward to setting and reaching my future goals too…”
It was May 2014 when I did my first workout as CrossFit SSC. I had the goal of just losing some weight and getting into better shape. Within the last year I have achieved that and much more.
When I started, I was hovering around 97kg., with a BMI in an equally embarrassing state. Now I am at 77kg, a loss of 20kg and a health BMI range for the first time in my adult life.
On the day of my first workout I was beat just doing the warm up. I pushed on to complete the class, huffing and puffing my way through, having plenty of adaptations to the exercises because I wasn’t strong or flexible enough. Compare that to only very recently, when for the first time I was the fastest in the gym to complete a WOD, beating some of the best guys in the gym. This to me meets my original second target of getting in ‘better shape’. I have increased my strength, cardio vascular capacity, flexibility, range of motion, balance and general well being.
This was down to the great coaching from Logan, which helped me to make constant and gradual improvements by going regularly (about twice or three times a week), and fighting to finish each the workouts with the other gym members alongside me.
What I wasn’t expecting was the other knock on benefits of going to SSC. I feel more active, healthier and energetic. I found myself running up the stairs out of the subway on the way home from work, taking 2 to 3 steps at a time, whereas before I would have lethargically dragged myself up step by step, straining to keep my breathing and heart rate in a comfortable area, feeling sorry for myself about how tired I was. I developed a greater interest in my diet, being more aware of what I should be eating to be more health. I tried more activities such as hiking, taking on Mt. Fuji and Mt. Yotei last year. I took part in the previously held boxing classes and am currently doing the Olympic weight lifting classes. I am training for a half marathon to be held in May 2015 and hope to do a full one later in the year.
I still feel like there is so much more to do, so much more to challenge myself with. After gaining the confidence from reaching my first goals by going to SCC, I look forward to setting and reaching my future goals too.
"If you want to get a healthy balanced body, feel like a new person, and have fun doing it – come to Crossfit SSC. After four months of showing up regularly I’ve lost over half of my excess weight and my strength is increasing steadily. If you want to join in the fun and get results fast I totally recommend Crossfit SSC."
If you want to get a healthy balanced body, feel like a new person, and have fun doing it – come to Crossfit SSC.
Four months ago I was in really bad shape. I was about 15kg over any “ideal” weight for my age/height and I couldn’t do a small set of sit-ups, or even one pull-up. I had seen a little information about Crossfit and was curious about trying it out. But I know the style of training is huge among elite athletes and professionals so I wasn’t sure if I could even participate as a complete beginner. After talking with the owner/head trainer – Logan, he assured me SSC welcomes all levels of people who are keen to try.
Still, I was pretty tentative because I didn’t want to try exercise above my level (=any exercise! ) and risk injury. But Logan is 100% making my transformation a safe and rewarding experience. He is a master now of adjusting exercises/lifts and workouts to be safe for beginners, but still let you push yourself to your limits and enjoy fast progress. And even during simple moves or lifts he constantly gives tips to correct any bad form, and boosts your confidence by letting you know what you’re doing well. His experience, knowledge and passion for results are obvious.
Now, after four months of showing up regularly I’ve lost over half of my excess weight and my strength is increasing steadily. If I compare myself today to myself four months ago, the difference is amazing. Soooo much stronger. And even more amazingly, I actually look forward to going every time. Our workouts are always new, always challenging, and always with a fun group of people of all levels.
If you want to join in the fun and get results fast I totally recommend Crossfit SSC.
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