“Becker” as I call her, has always been a highlight of my day…she comes to CFU with an attitude of No Fear and is always willing to go for whatever the trainer asks of her. At 54 years young, Jenny has ruled out the premises that one can’t start lifting weights, climb ropes, do handstands, run 5K’s or anything else set before her as she continues her fitness journey. I’m so very proud of how far she has come and I’m Blessed to have her as a friend and member of CFU! Keep it up, Becker!
I started Crossfit in Feb 2012. I was out of shape, overweight, had never lifted weights, and had never stayed with an exercise program for more than a few months at a time.
I had always thought Crossfit was for young, strong people. When my daughter (Shara) called and asked if I wanted to try it with her, I was more than a little leary. I had never lifted weights, climbed a rope, or heaven forbid do a handstand! The day I walked through those doors was the best thing I had ever done for my health and fitness!
In Jan 2013 I did my first nutrition challenge. I lost both weight and inches. And it wasn’t just that – I was stronger and felt GOOD!! Within 6 months I was able to stop taking my high blood pressure medicine!
I remember the first time I ran 100 m without stopping, and as always, I had my CrossFit family cheering me on. I have gained more self confidence and have started stepping out of my comfort zone.
I ran my first 5K in 2012, and have recently PR’d my back squat, clean and jerk, and push press. I go to the box as often as I can, and I’m not afraid to try anything new! I am better than yesterday and plan to continue on this journey with my CFU family!