Our member of the month for March Jonny tells us his CrossFit journey below. Jonny is having to leave us for pastures new and we know his next CrossFit box is gaining an amazing team player. All the coaches and members wish you the best of luck with your new job and hope to see you soon. Keep smashing them goals and keep being awesome.
Firstly I’d like to give a massive thanks (and fist pump obviously) to all the coaches for bestowing me with this honour!!
Last September, when I first went down to Crossfit Ulysses for my “taster session” with Chris I didn’t really know what to expect. I had heard varying views of CrossFit and I had my own ill conceived notion that you had to be incredibly fit in order to take part. Chris did a great job of introducing me to Crossfit and after that first session it was abundantly clear that all the work outs could be scaled to anyone’s ability. I’m not sure how everyone else found the taster session but I did plenty of sweating!!!
I got through my foundation classes and about a months’ worth of full classes before a new addition to the family arrived. Training took a back seat for the next 6 weeks or so but by that stage I was already hooked!! The coaches and members in the box are awesome and there is always plenty of craic and great atmosphere to help push you through the work outs.
I got back into the swing of things in the new year (after plenty of indulgence/weight gain over the festive period) and decided to enter the Open to keep me focused. I thought the way that this was organised by Ulysses was great and I wish I could have made some of the Saturday sessions as they looked awesome craic!! The Open workouts definitely pushed me to the limit but also made me realise that CrossFit is something that I wanted to work and improve at. I would like to think that I have made a substantial improvement since starting but at the same time I have a long way to go. I find it’s the small wins that help keep you enthusiastic though – things that might seem insignificant but I was delighted when I held myself over the bar for 15 seconds or got my nose to the wall on a wall walk!! I’ll keep working at the headstands Chris!!!
To sign off I would like to say that the all coaches and members have made CrossFit an awesome (life changing) experience for me and I only wish that I had given it a shot earlier!! If I ever find myself in Teesside you’ll have to make room for me in one of your classes because I’m definitely dropping in!!!
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