I consider exercise and fitness more than just a hobby. It’s a commitment I made with myself in my early 20s and one of the few I have kept. I have been exercising now for over 11 years and my frequency has remained fairly consistent, 3-5 times a week sometimes twice a day. Injuries, increased workloads, and illnesses have all kept me out of the gym, sometimes at great lengths, but I always motivated myself to bounce back. I started working out seriously in college with strength training and then began incorporating cardiovascular activities in preparation for military service. Throughout my military career and as I started to build endurance I conditioned myself with many different forms of exercise, which evolved into functional fitness and high intensity interval training or, more specifically, CrossFit. I certainly enjoy strength training as it was my fitness foundation, so when I discovered CrossFit it was like I hit the exercise jackpot. I could build strength and muscle tone while improving my cardiovascular endurance. It was the best of all worlds, but most importantly, it was fitness I could actually use.
Not only has regular exercise been a way to stay physically healthy, but I also attribute it to maintaining my mental health as well. It has kept my mind sharp, focused and robust enough to handle extreme life stressors. The hardest part about getting into shape was starting, but after the first 2-3 months it became routine. Now working out is not a chore as I simply cannot imagine my life without being fit. I enjoy participating in occasional athletic events and the training up that is involved. CrossFit has helped me do everything better, from maintaining a “fighting shape” to horseplay with my family. It keeps me resilient to injury and is the most cost effective preventative maintenance for my physical and mental health. I always joke with my family that if I knew the exact time I was going to die I would surely plan a workout for that day.
I’ve been working out at CrossFit City Limits for almost a year now and can attest to their remarkable ability as a functional fitness coaches. As coaches of CrossFit, they are both professional and knowledgeable in conducting H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) and teaching the proper techniques associated with Olympic lifting and other barbell movements, kipping and other gymnastics movements, and everything in between. They also have an array of knowledge that transcends the gym floor with additional experiences in nutrition, mobility, and how to live a fit life. The coaching staff is an example to their clients by embodying what a healthy lifestyle is all about. Their passion and enthusiasm for fitness is what motivates me to keep coming back. It’s refreshing to see personal trainers that get fully invested in your fitness experience to include achieving your specific goal set while delighting in your voyage to meet them. The small groups allows them to take the time to focus on your specific movements which improves your technique while ensuring your safety. They have a friendly and professional personality, not pushy or salesmen-like. Whether you are new to functional fitness and HIIT exercise or just looking for something different from your normal routine you can trust in the services at CrossFit City Limits.