Our members come to our gym for a number of reasons. They want to lose fat. They hope to gain muscle mass. They want to ready themselves for the summer season. They want to train for a specific sport. But, ultimately, they want to live longer, happier and healthier lives. In our experience we have found that no two members are alike.
But don’t just take our word for it. Check out some of our member success stories below.
Did I ever in my life think that I would try CrossFit and love it? The answer to that question is, no.
I’ve spent my entire adult life trying one fad diet or another, trying to consistently exercise and failing, all without a real direction, and just wanting to be skinny. One of my good friends was a member at CrossFit VU and she looked AMAZING, so I thought, “Why not try it?” The first day I stepped into the gym, I met Lex and Fallon and they warmly welcomed me and my step-son into the gym.
I couldn’t lift a barbell at all and couldn’t even squat. I hadn’t realized how weak I was until that day. The first few months at VU were mentally a struggle for me. Everyone else was so fit and looked amazing, I feel so frumpy, and struggled a lot of the movements others were making look so easy. However, I finally buckled down and mentally set my goal of coming to the gym a minimum of 3 days a week, and I did.
My goal, now, is to come every day, but sometimes life happens. I live a hectic life just like everyone else. I work full time, I’m married, have a step-son, not to mention the activities he’s involved in. But, I take that 1 hour at the gym for myself. It’s my “me time.” The other gym members are so encouraging too, which really helps, as we all become a little extended family. I can’t believe that I ever worried that they were thinking less of me because I was struggling with a barbell. Here I am almost 2 years later and it is very rare that I’m not at the gym 4-6 days out of the week. The best part of my day is when I have that 1 hour at the gym to work out every frustration from that day or the day before.
Regardless of what you do, how busy you think you are, if you want to achieve something bad enough, you will make the time. I treat the gym like an appointment with myself daily and that has allowed me to work harder towards the health/fitness goals that I have set for myself. I am so so thankful that I followed my friend’s advice and started my free trial at CrossFit VU. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
I started at CrossFit VU in March of 2016. I weighed 217 pounds when I started and now I weigh 187 pounds and still dropping. I had tried just about every other type of workout program before, boxing, kickboxing, tap out xt, etc. But they just never seemed to work for me.
I was introduced to CrossFit VU by a close friend who told me that after doing CrossFit he would never set foot into a traditional gym again. At first I was hesitant because I thought CrossFit was for people who were already in shape and wanted to take their fitness to the next level. I was wrong. CrossFit is for everyone, no matter your physical condition! What sets CrossFit VU apart from other gyms is whatever nutritional questions you have can be answered by any coach, any workout can be scaled down to fit any physical skill level, you are constantly going to be pushed farther than you ever thought possible, and as long as you show up to class and eat right, you WILL see results. CrossFit VU gives you the tools to become stronger but, it all depends on how much you put into it. Take it from someone like me who was overweight most of his life. The training that you’ll only find at CrossFit VU is worth every single penny and drop of sweat.