What brought you to CrossFit Closer?
I was playing hockey in October of 2013 when I experienced a protruded disc in my lower vertebrae. It put a lot of pressure on the nerve that runs down my leg to my foot, causing lots of pain. I stopped hockey for a while as I recuperated, and fell out of shape. In the summer of 2015, some friends and I decided a weight-loss bet would be a good way to motivate ourselves to get back into shape.
My brother had been going to CFC for a while, so I took the bet as my opportunity to give it a try.
I felt that CrossFit would at least eliminate the randomness of hockey, so ought to be less likely to re-injure my back.
I didn't win the weight-loss bet, but that wasn't really my goal; I just needed a little push to get into shape. But I'm the only one of the group that didn't immediately return to the old habits, and eventually, weight.
How has CrossFit Closer changed your everyday life?
I spend a lot of time listening to strength and conditioning podcasts, which certainly never happened before. I also pay a lot more attention to posture and movement patterns. I've never been one to go to a traditional gym, and still am not. But crossfit has become a pretty big part of my life now. I also think a lot more about my nutrition. It's certainly not perfect, but feel much more in tune with how the food I eat affects my body.
How would you describe CrossFit Closer to someone interested in joining?
It's a supportive atmosphere, with people of all abilities. The quality of coaching is absolutely top-notch. You can tell that the members feel this way because you can see them referring their friends, spouses, kids, and co-workers.