"Late in 2015, I realized that simply taking a flight of stairs caused me to be out of breath. My New Years resolution was to do something about it. Knowing that I needed accountability and seeing that several of my friends had experienced success with CrossFit, I joined CrossFit White River.Nine months later there are still many skills that I cannot do in the gym that I want to master. That being said, over that time I have dropped 3 pant sizes and find myself in better shape than any time in the last 20 years.If it is time for you to address your physical fitness level, join us at CrossFit White River. You will find your classmates encouraging and the coaches knowledgeable and patient. If you are faithful to attend, you will make gains (regardless of you present fitness level). I guarantee it."
Finding the motivation to workout was always one of the biggest obstacles in my life prior to joining CrossFit White River. My days would usually consist of 1 pack of cigarettes, 1 pizza, and endless amounts of Mountain Dew to get myself through the day. I honestly had too much time to sit around and do nothing so I found myself drinking and smoking often to pass the time. After a few years of this I decided something had to change and I walked into CrossFit White River to try their On Ramp course that they were providing at the time. The beginner classes that I took were extremely hard but I made a promise to myself that I was gonna sign up not long after starting. What started as just a "I have nothing else to do why not try this CrossFit thing" evolved into something I could have never imagined. I no longer smoke cigarettes or waste away behind the screen of a television for 6 hours a day. The changes that happened from joining CrossFit didn't happen all at once but by surrounding myself with the supportive community that CrossFit White River has I've grown in many ways. I found a new love for yoga and jiu jitsu by getting out of my comfort zone and trying new things, I'm more aware of what I eat and I feel great, I've grown spiritually and gained friends that will last a lifetime. I'm not saying all of these things will happen for you just by joining because that's not realistic but if you are willing to put in work you will be surrounding yourself with the best people to help you become "The Best You Possible".
"Over the 50 years since I graduated from high school, I was an off and on exerciser. Over the years, kids, work, etc., interrupted my efforts to be fit. And to be honest, I didn't know what I should be doing. As an empty nester, I tried working out on my own, but just didn't see any improvement. So, at the beginning of 2017, on the recommendation of one of my sons, I started the Catalyst Team at CrossFit White River. The coaches were great about scaling exercises and providing instruction. In 9 months, I’ve lost weight (about 3%), reduced body fat, gotten stronger, and my resting heart rate has dropped 10 bpm (17%). The variety helps my muscles recover, adds some challenge, and makes the workouts interesting. And getting more fit has made it a lot more fun to play with my granddaughter, go on hikes, and do other activities."