""I knew something had to give so I went all in""
“I started Crossfit with JCCF in 2018 as a result of a couple of my coworkers hounding me to sign up for about 2 months. I heard of CrossFit and had seen the CrossFit Games on TV but always thought that I needed to be “in shape” before I started it! At this point in my life, to say I was out of shape is an understatement. I transitioned to a desk job with minimal activity on most days. I was always tired after work and would have joint pains that popped up for no apparent reason. My quality of life was terrible and I would rarely have the energy to do anything with my family, especially the kids when they wanted to be outside. I was even to the point where I wondered if I would make it through my 40’s without some type of significant medical issue as a result. I knew something had to give so I went all in and it has turned out to be one of the best decisions in my life! It was a rough start because my body was in shock! Like “hey bro, we should be laying in bed right now. Why are you moving so much??” After the first 6 months and almost quitting, I had gotten a phone call checking in to see how I was doing. I realized how dedicated this community is to its members and that we are not just a number they hold on to in order to keep the lights on. Every coach and athlete I have had the privilege of spending that hour of my day with has always helped me so much, in both fitness and personal challenges for those that I have gotten close with. After over 4 years with JCCF, every time I walk through those doors I feel like part of a family that always pushes me to be better than I was yesterday. I can move better than I have in years and am able to be active with my family!!!! CrossFit has saved my life in more ways than one and has helped me achieve a mental strength that I never thought was possible!!!!” -Mike