“Reason I CrossFit: Step above the normal gym routine. CrossFit is a way to push yourself way beyond your normal everyday workout. I was looking for something that would not only push me on my workouts, but keep me motivated long term. At CrossFit Wake Forest, I have great coaches who push me way beyond what I thought I could do and they ensure that I am using proper technique for better results.
Favorite Lift/WOD: Hard to choose a favorite lift, but I really appreciate the Olympic style lifting using the bumper plates. Most of these lifts I have either never done or at least since my college days. These are also the lifts I could not do at my regular gym. I like the Hero WOD’s because they are a way to honor fallen Heroes and the workouts are always very tough.
Biggest Accomplishment: Would be Double Unders. When I first started CF I couldn’t string together more than two in a row. I can now get through most of the DU WODs unbroken…or at least minimally.
What Keeps Me Coming: Seeing the improvements in my fitness level and the camaraderie at the box. It is great to look back at your personal benchmarks and see how much you have improved on your lifts and daily workouts. With CrossFit you also have the ability to compete with other boxes locally as well as participate in the CrossFit Games every year. We have a lot of fun with this at CF Wake Forest and participation is always high.”
– JON M.