It’s about twelve months now since I started CrossFit and without doubt, it is the best form of training I have ever done.
Spending most of my life playing football but having to retire due to injury created a big void. Like most people I suppose, I spent time flittering from one thing to another, not really getting results and losing focus; mainly due to lack of variation and not fully understanding the importance of nutrition. Then I found CrossFit: an all encompassing strength & conditioning program, which is constantly varied with a good insight into nutrition. Following the Paleo diet alongside regular CrossFit workouts made a huge difference; followed correctly it will rapidly transform your body composition and help to fend off a lot of health issues and diseases that face us today.
As for the coaches at CrossFit Wyre Forest, (Phil & Joe),they have an ability to cater for each individual need, regardless of ability or fitness levels. In most conventional gyms you pay your monthly fee and that’s as much attention you will get until you try to cancel your membership; here at CrossFit Wyre Forest it is like having a personal trainer every time you train. Due to the very nature of the coaches, it has created a culture within our gym whereby everybody helps and encourages each other without there being a cliquey environment for newcomers – there are no egos and we all want each other to succeed.
In the words of Phil “give it a go; you never know, it may just work”.
As a self confessed fitness addict and having heard about CrossFit, I thought it sounded like a good challenge, so four months post baby no.1, I joined and haven’t been back to a ‘regular’ gym since. The instructors Phil and Joe gave me specific post-natal training techniques and dietary guidance which helped me return to full fitness and physique safely.
That was 3 years ago and since then I have continued at CrossFit, attending classes 2-3 times a week. I was then able to maintain training levels throughout my second pregnancy with the instructors tailoring the work-outs for pre-natal conditions. Five months post baby no.2, thanks to CrossFit and Phil and Joe’s instruction, I am back to full fitness and continuing to set personal bests.
I started Crossfit about four years ago. Previously I attended a “Global” gym for a number of years and due to the lack of instruction and direction became disillusioned with the way my training didn’t appear to be achieving what I wanted which was to lose a bit of weight and become stronger and fitter.
I then met Phil who suggested trying Crossfit which he explained was a new method of training using functional everyday movements at a high intensity. Now four years later with Phil & Joe’s guidance in the Crossfit method, where we never do the same workout twice in the same month, and embracing the Paleo Diet, I have lost over a stone in weight and am stronger, fitter and healthier than I have ever been.
My only regret is that I didn’t discover Crossfit sooner.
6ft 2inch, 18 Stone, knocking on 50. Then I attended a CrossFit Class, followed by a Paleo Lecture headed by Phil. Within 28 days I shed 2 Stones. Eight Months later I’m doing 3 CrossFit Classes per week, I’m now 4 Stone 3lbs lighter, stronger, more defined and definitely fitter!
This has been one of the best life changing and enjoyable decisions I have ever made…Thanks Phil & Joe… Paleo and CrossFit Rock!
I’ve always enjoyed exercising & thought I worked quite hard until I joined CrossFit Wyre Forest!! There’s no going back now – I love it! Whatever my mood when I arrive I always leave knowing I have been encouraged to reach a much higher level of Strength and Fitness.
The Coaches are fab and individual attention and guidance is given throughout the class. Personal Training really is a part of CrossFit Classes. The great thing about CrossFit is that the programmes are adapted to individuals experience, level of fitness, strength, health issues etc. Just when you think you can’t do anymore the other Members and Coaches help you achive more than you ever expected to.
CrossFit has massively helped my Strength and Fitness, also my performance in other sports, e.g Swimming and my general well being.
A year on and I’m still smiling.