Meet Bill and Learn about his CrossFit Journey!
In 2009, a female friend of mine convinced me to attend a class with her. In my attempt to impress her, I agreed. In one of my less proud moments, I spent about 30 minutes after class puking my guts out. My friend stopped talking to me shortly thereafter. Fast forward to 2015, age 35, I'm driving behind a SUV with the CR logo and info on the back window. Despite my previous experience with CrossFit, I decided to inquire. After receiving a response from Sara, I came in for the intro classes. The rest is history.
I've always been active. I was an athlete in high school, play softball every season I can, and have been a professional wrestler for 10+ years. I've come to realize that I'm past my physical prime, but want to retain my athleticism for as long as possible. I wanted a workout regimen that provided all-around benefits to strength, cardio, flexibility, and endurance. CrossFit does that, and Reanimated was a good fit.
I usually attend the 6:30pm classes. I've also attended a few Pilates classes, but I very much enjoyed the 8-week Power Lifting session that Matt coached.
I avoid burpees at all times ;)
My first impression of CrossFit was one of intense difficulty and vomit. It took a good 6 years to recover from the trauma, but I'm glad I did. Understanding that WODs can be scaled, and working within my limitations while pushing myself has been the key.
My first real bright spot I can think of was getting my first muscle-up. It was my first time thinking that "Hey, I can do this Crossfit thing." I'm currently working on my Cardio and Endurance
My Favorite memory of at CrossFit Reanimated was our Mock Power Lifting Meet. Hitting my goals on 2 out the 3 lifts was a great feeling.