I joined CrossFit Oldtown after finding it on the internet. It looked like fun, hard work, and something I might be able to stick with. Throughout my life I’ve been known to start an exercise program, stick with it for a few weeks or months, see a little progress, hit a plateau and peter out.My decision to get off the couch and into the gym was based on three somewhat related things:
The first few group training sessions were tough. Really tough, it left me on the floor feeling like I could pass out at any moment and wanting to find a bucket in case my queasiness got taken to the next level. As I recovered, I watched the Veterans at CFOT forge on for several more rounds; I was inspired and knew this was the program for me.
The key to my experience with CrossFit Oldtown isn’t just the program itself, however. Crossfit is great. Unique. Tough. Exciting. But participating in CrossFit at CFOT is what makes it work for me. Jerry has created a great atmosphere and teamwork. I can’t say that I was looking for this specifically but I found a bunch of friends anyway because of the sense of community. And Jerry is great at both motivating you to go an extra round or heavier weight and at instructing you to do it properly. Excellent coaching.
After 10 months here’s what happened to me:
Went from size 38 waist to 32 – Dropped 36 lbs (186 to 150)
When I decided (on a fluke) to have my life insurance company redo my blood work to see if all this exercise might have improved my test results they not only moved me into the best category with the lowest rates…they actually sent me a refund check! True story.