What has Cross fit done for me?
February 15th, 2012 was my first cross fit class with Tobias Sultan. I remember the date because it is one of my life defining moments. My daughter asked me to try this class, so I did. I walked in scared to death, embarrassed and ashamed. You see I am not an athlete, I am a bench warmer. I couldn’t perform any of the movements well. I fell over backwards holding a 15 pound bar…..so I looked around and waited for the laughter….Tobias walked over, asked me if I needed help up and if I was OK. I realized then that this was the place for me and I realized after the class was over how unfit I really was. I had to make a change for my health and for my longevity.
I am a 46 year young nurse and every day someone compliments me on my posture (cause I have strong abs and a strong back!) My physician told me last year that my body is 10 years younger than my age….we will have to see what he says this year! I require less sleep, I have tons of energy, my joints no longer hurt, I am more confident, I am happier, I am stronger than I have ever been. I can tell you tons of positives, the list is endless. There is a negative to Cross fit….when the class is canceled for a holiday or a Sunday it brings my mood down. It is like a drug, it makes you feel good…so you want more!
The coaches at Flatland are not intimidating, they want real people to be a part of the box because they care a lot about the community and want to promote global wellness. Years ago I overheard Tobias tell a client ” if you can’t pay me its ok, I would rather see you get fit than me worry about a few dollars” That speaks volumes.
I have trained under all of the coaches at Flatland and they all have compassionate hearts, good souls, and competent skills. They know their clients limits and push them when they need to be pushed.
The family at Flatland is another reason I chose this box. We all compete against ourselves and have friendly competitions against each other, all in the name of fitness. Every member is encouraging whether you are young or old, fit or unfit. It has been a great place for me to let off steam, laugh and develop friendships.