The best decision I have ever made

If you know me, I am not one to boast about myself. I started CrossFit with Jeff September 2014 without any expectations. I was overweight and out of shape. I work full time and have three girls that keep me very busy. Of course they were my excuse not to join a gym sooner. I have tried everything under the sun to get fit over the years on my own. Of course without any success. I have had an enzyme deficiency disease for most of my life and have to work three times as hard just to not gain weight. My age does not help matters either (45).

When I started working with Jeff, I could barely lift a 35 lb. barbell. One year later, I can deadlift 255 lbs. I am in the best shape of my life. I am in better shape now then I was at 20 and at the gym 5 days a week. With proper diet that Jeff introduced to me, I was able to lose 42 lbs. and drop 6 pants sizes within one year. I have confidence that I have not had in a LONG time. Not only have I been successful at my weight loss goal, but I am lifting more weight than I ever thought possible and absolutely LOVE IT!!!!

Because of Jeff and Centripetal CrossFit, this year I ran a 5k every month from March until September, ran two mud runs (Dirty Girl and Rugged Maniac), participated in a triathlon (My Way or the TriWay) and a CrossFit competition in September (Girls Gone RX). Without Jeff, I never would have thought I could participate in any.

I have a 13-year-old daughter who wrestles that attends Jeff’s classes when she does not have practice. He is great with her and the other teens that attends his classes as well.

I have been to other CrossFit gyms and have never received the same attention that I have with Jeff. His attention to form is amazing. He corrects when necessary to ensure we perform each move correctly so we do not get hurt. Jeff does pick on me a lot, but I could not say I’d be where I am physically and mentally if he didn’t. Jeff is able to work with anyone with physical conditions. I have seen the amazing transformations within myself and other CrossFitters at Centripetal CrossFit. I don’t know how to thank Jeff for all the support and encouragement he has given me. Thank you for believing in me more than I did myself.

CrossFit is not your conventional gym. Gyms are boring!!! You do the same thing every day without anyone there to encourage you. Joining Centripetal CrossFit was the best decision I have ever made. The workouts change daily, you’re never bored, and you have so much support from other class members that you would never get at a gym. Some people hear CrossFit and immediately think “There is no way I can do CrossFit – it’s too hard.” This is not the case. If I can do it, someone with little or no athletic ability, so can you. If you have any questions about Centripetal CrossFit please ask. It will be the best thing you ever did for yourself.

Tina