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    August 29, 2016

    Pre-Hab: Straight Arm Pull Super Rack Banded Ankle Mobility Warm Up: 2 rounds: 25 Jumping Jack 20 Hollow Rock 15 Air Squat 10 Forward Lunge 10 Backward Lunge 5 Push-up  SWOD: Weighted Strict Chin Up 5×5 WOD:  21-15-9 Front Squat Push Press Pull-Up Competitor WOD: 135#/95# Cool Down: Cat Stretch Doorway Stretch Couch Stretch Extra […]

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    August 27, 2016

    Pre-Hab: T-Spine Smash Sots Press Bottoms Up Warm Up: 2 rounds: Shuffle Shuttle 10 Jumping Squat High Kicks Down & Back 10 Gristle Crab Walk Forward & Backward 20 Alternating Barbell Press SWOD: Push Press 8-6-4 WOD: WMG Death by Power Clean and Burpee Bar Hop: 1 Power Clean & 1 Burpee Bar Hop in […]

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  • alyssa

    August 26, 2016

    Pre-Hab: Toe Squat Ankle Stretch Mountain Climber Warm Up: Monster Walk Front to Back 20 Leg Swings 1min Saw Plank Monster Walk Side to Side 20 Hand to Forearm Plank 25 Air Squat SWOD: Back Squat 8-6-4 WOD:  50-40-30-20-10 for Time: Jumping Air Squat Double Under Competitor WOD: – All Unbroken Cool Down: PVC German […]

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What others are saying…

It is unbelievable to tell you how my life has change because of Switch CrossFit. When I joined 2 years ago, I really had no intention of doing more than the 10 punch card visits I would get after Fundamentals. I was a sugar and carbohydrate addict that had worked out less than 10 times in 20 years and at 46 years of age and overweight, I really did not think much would change.

So how did it? I just started going and doing my best with modified skills. As others were doing real push-ups, I was doing them against the wall. My pull-ups were so assisted with bands it was like bungee jumping! All the while, the Switch Trainers and Family made me feel proud of doing my best. Nobody was looking at me strange or pitying me, it was all genuine encouragement. I soon loved to go be there and began working out as much as possible. Finally the Switch Nutritional Challenge changed my nutrition so that I no longer crave grains, pop, and other kinds of sugar.

It has been two years from my first class. I can now do many real push-ups and pull-ups. It helps that I am so much stronger and nearly 50 pounds lighter! Switch CrossFit has helped me become a happier, healthier person. I look in the mirror and just am amazed that a registered couch potato with no expectations could do this. But hey if I can, anyone can and that is the best thing about this gym.

gary

I heard about CrossFit before, I heard it was hard and I heard that I probably wouldn’t like it. I assumed there would be a lot of military-style yelling. I was concerned that CrossFit was not meant for me—a 33 year old, out-of-shape, wife and mother of two who “used to” play sports and run regularly in what seemed like a lifetime ago. Those reasons alone were enough for me to shrug off the thought of joining a “box”. But something finally pushed me to Make The Switch last summer.

I attended a free introductory class on June 5, 2014. I was petrified. I didn’t know at all what to expect. I didn’t know what to wear. What if I couldn’t do what they asked me to do? What if I was too slow or too weak? I still remember standing outside after the workout with the owner, Matt, and another member in the class as we were cooling down, just trying to catch my breath. I remember thinking that maybe I wasn’t strong enough or fast enough to do CrossFit.   I remember thinking that I had no idea that I was THIS out of shape. I was fairly overwhelmed by the workout and told Matt I would need to think about if I was going to sign up for the Fundamentals Program.

That night, I knew what I had to do, I had to sign up. I wasn’t strong enough—or fast enough and that is exactly why I needed this program. I wanted to be stronger, I wanted to be faster and I also really wanted to lose weight. I knew I needed trainers to guide me to get my health on track. I needed a proven fitness routine that I could commit to. I needed this for my children and most of all for myself. One hour for each class, that’s all I would need to get started.

I began Fundamentals two days later. There seemed to be so many new movements—some that I had never even heard of. I remember asking what would happen if I couldn’t remember everything. I thought maybe I needed to take notes! Matt reassured me that the trainers would always remind us of the movements as well as any modifications and guide us during all of the classes. I soon discovered the short videos on the website with demonstrations and continue to look at them before classes.

There were days in the beginning where I could barely lift my arms over my head after the workout but within a few weeks, I was feeling stronger and more confident. I graduated from fundamentals on June 16th and knew that I could take this new adventure at least one month at a time with the flexible membership plans. With almost an entire summer ahead of me, I would have time to establish a routine before returning to work as a high school teacher. At that time I figured I would see if the program would still fit my schedule. When September came, I never even questioned whether or not I would continue. I was seeing the results that I wanted.

When Matt introduced me as a new member during my first official class, I was immediately welcomed. I remember a few people telling me that I would love it and encouraging me to start logging my workouts so I could see my progress. The trainers have always been more than helpful to explain modifications to movements to fit everyone’s ability. In the beginning, I had to modify most movements. I couldn’t even jump rope with two feet. I remember the first WOD that I completed “as prescribed”! I still modify a lot of movements but remind myself that as long as I am pushing myself, over time I will continue to improve.

When I joined Switch CrossFit in June 2014, my weight was climbing despite any short-lived efforts I made after my daughter was born nine months earlier. I had been so determined to get “back in shape” but my plans failed over and over. Diets failed, workout plans failed, my clothes didn’t fit, I was uncomfortable in my skin and I was out of breath playing with my kids.

Balancing my career and family made it seem like I didn’t have enough time to work out. The allure of an efficient one hour workout drew me in and that is one of the many reasons that I keep going! After my first month, I began incorporating the general rules of nutrition that Switch CrossFit promotes and the weight loss results that I was looking for began. I now average about 5-6 classes per week and get excited to look at the blog every night to see what the next day’s workout will be.

I have lost almost 30 pounds and 3 pants sizes. I climbed a rope for the first time in my entire life in October, despite my fear of heights and assumption that I’d never, ever be able to pull myself up. I set a Switch record rowing 1000 meters in December and surprised myself again. I ran a 5k before the holidays with only CrossFit training and although years prior I was a regular runner I was able to run a PR! Right after the new year, I did my first standard push-ups. Being a member of Switch CrossFit makes me feel like a part of a team. I work hard for my individual achievements but I am part of a group of coaches and athletes who support me and we work together for everyone to improve and meet their goals.

anne h

When I walked into Switch CrossFit a little over a year ago, I had no clue what to expect.  I had just talked to two of my co-workers about the workouts they were doing.  CrossFit was very unfamiliar to me at the time and all I knew was what I watched on TV and the Internet.  It looked as hard as heck!  Being in my late 30’s with no motivation in working out I had grown into a husky 212 lbs.  In my 20’s I was a typical male going to the gym (skipping leg days) doing the same workouts over and over.  I knew that I had to change things but lacked the motivation and knowledge to do so.  Naturally when I hit my 30’s and started a family, my fitness took a backseat to everything.  I relegated myself to just running to try and maintain some type of physical fitness necessary for my health and job. Being out of shape was taking a toll on my health as my doctor told me at my yearly physicals that I needed to eat less sodium and my cholesterol was way too high.  I had wicked acid reflux due to my horrible diet, which I had to take medication every day to maintain.  Needless to say I needed and wanted to change in a drastic way.  In came Matt Krakowski and Switch CrossFit.

After talking to Matt and scheduling my free class I knew without a doubt that Switch CrossFit was for me!  The atmosphere, instructors, and people are second to none.  After a few months of CrossFit I was making some good progress.  I felt the strength returning that I had when I was younger.  In some cases I was lifting more then I was when I was in my mid 20’s!  All these gains I was making despite my still eating poorly.  In spring Matt had a “Make The Switch” fitness challenge in which we had to follow a specific eating guideline that he established.  With Switch CrossFit’s workouts, diet plan, and encouragement I dropped to 180 lbs!  Everyone, and I mean everyone, was asking me what I was doing to lose so much weight!  I even had restaurants that I frequented at work ask me about what was going on.  I simply told them about Switch CrossFit.  After being there 2 years I still am maintaining my weight around 180 lbs and STILL making gains.  At my yearly physical all my blood results were in the “normal” range and my blood pressure was a perfect 120/80.  I don’t have to take my acid reflux medications anymore either.  With all these changes for the better my wife took notice and joined up as well.  This was all due to Matt Krakowski and Switch CrossFit!

There are only two things about CrossFit that I can complain about.

  1.  CrossFit not being around earlier in my life.
  2.  Not joining Switch when it first opened!
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