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It’s the officially Switch CrossFit’s Season of Giving again! In the past years, Switch CrossFit members have gone above and beyond in their acts of generosity to provide children in need with an unforgettable Christmas. While we always had success with the Switch CrossFit Giving Tree, we’ve decided to try to change up our holiday […]
Pre-Hab: Leg Swings Monster Walk Bird Dog Warm Up: High Kicks Fast High Knees Walking Lunge Butt Kicks Inch Worm -then- Junkyard Dog SWOD: Deadlift 5-5-3-3-3 WOD: “Happy Birthday Jennifer!!!” For Time: 104 Air Squat 78 Push-Up 52 Sit-Up 26 Pull-Up 26 Goblet Squat 26 Renegade Row 26 Weighted Sit-Up Competitor WOD: 50#/35# Cool Down: […]
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So I just wanted you to know I’m a believer. I have struggled with my weight all my life and the only time I have been under 200lbs in the past 20 years was last year. To get there I was working out twice a day- once in the morning and then spending hours on the treadmill at night. I thought I was eating OK by counting my calories, but not really looking at the food I was taking in. I felt somewhat trapped and doomed to always be a member of the 200 plus club. To my amazement, in two weeks time I have learned to eat healthier, and shed 13lbs taking me back under 200lbs for only the second time in the last 20 years. The best part is I’m not killing myself to get there, and it really doesn’t feel like I’m on a diet. I feel great, honestly the best I have felt in years. I am no longer using food as a comfort/crutch like I once was. I just want to say thank you for the impact you have had on my health, and on how I’m able to live my life.
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.
- CrossFit not being around earlier in my life.
- Not joining Switch when it first opened!
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.