How did you find out about Ballston CrossFit and what about it convinced you to join?
I was always active and an athlete growing up but needed something to push my baseline fitness to the next level post college & grad school. I pushed myself a little too hard and puked after the first intro class outside of the gym. I knew that this was going to be the best thing for me :).
When did you start at BCF and what were your goals going into it?
I started in January 2021 and didn’t know what to expect going forward. I didn’t have any goals per se but wanted to improve my overall fitness going into my late 20’s, fast forward almost 2 years later and I have seen “Tons of progress” as the coaches would say. Things to note, improvement in Olympic lifts, cardio & endurance.
What has helped you achieve success at BCF?
Simple. “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success”
What advice can you give to others that are new to CrossFit?
It’s intimidating, we get it, but dive right into it, go to the workouts that you aren’t great at and try your best. Progress comes if you stay consistent, and most importantly have fun. The atmosphere is welcoming to any level of fitness.
Besides working out, what other lifestyle changes did you make outside of the gym to achieve your goals?
Focused on a healthier lifestyle, eating cleaner, focused on mental health & spiritual/religious guidance. Also, helps with grounding yourself and focusing on the “now” rather than the things you can’t control. CF has helped me improve other aspects of my life because it’s a challenge every workout; if I can give it my all. Why can’t I give “life my all”.
What has been your favorite thing about Ballston CrossFit?
Coaching – the immersive culture and hands on approach at BCF is unparalleled amongst the boxes that I have dropped in nationally & internationally. Programming – the blocks are always changing and cycling which helps athletes reach peak performance.