I would like to introduce you to Courtney and Shannon. It is only appropriate that they are introduced together as they are ALWAYS together. Seriously, they are roomies and both have different CrossFit stories before joining our family here at CrossFit Boston. Be sure to say hello and introduce yourselves when you see them in class.
I started CrossFit in the summer that I moved up here to the Bedford/Burlington area three years ago and instantly fell in love with it. Being in the military, working out daily was a no brainer, but I definitely phoned it in at various gyms and never got anything out of it.
After some ridiculous workout combining just rowing and bodyweight exercises, I was hooked. I continued with my original gym until I got sent to South Carolina for six months. There, my gym became my family since I knew no one else, and it saved me from a long and painful work trip. While there, I received my Level 1 certification and got offered to teach at my duty station’s base gym when I returned.
Again, I fell right into a great community of people that became an extension of my family. I just recently moved again to the Boston proper area, and CFB caught my eye as being a gym with a great sense of community and a “no gimmicks” approach to functional fitness. I love that I’ve been doing this for three years and I can still leave a sweaty mess having learned something new. I’m excited to train with the supportive people at CFB!
September of 2012 I decided to be spontaneous and take a job in Washington state, where I knew close to no one. I had searched for fitness gyms and since it was such a small town there wasn’t much to choose from unless you were willing to travel.
Although Crossfit Yelm was the only gym in town, i fell in love second I was browsing the website. I had scheduled a time to check it out, and when I got there I was so eager to start right away. Everyone there were so forth coming that it became my second home. I was there more than I was anywhere… Because of some setbacks in past I have feared of getting back into any type of fitness, however, crossfit has allowed me to overcome my fears.
Since returning back to the east coast and accepting a position at Boston Children’s Hospital I have been seeking to find a gym that was family oriented and similar to Crossfit Yelm, which hasn’t been easy to find, until dropping into my first class at CFB. I am excited to get to know everyone and start accomplishing my CF goals!