We are Ron and Elly and Mark Moomey. Ron is retired, Elly is working as a flex RN and Mark is a full time student at BYU Provo, UT.
I, Elly, started Cross Fit in April 2012, after being introduced to it by a friend.
Why CrossFit? I liked the idea of diversity, and fairly quick, but intensive workouts. When I came the first weeks, was totally impressed by the strength and agility of participants, and thought I would never be able to do a pull up.
I have been a life long runner, running several half marathons and 3 full marathons in the last 10 years. In the last years I added road biking and completed two half Iron man's So I thought I was in fairly decent shape, but CrossFit told me there is always room for improvement!. I love it, and it has become addictive. It surely has increased my strength, especially upper body. It is cool to see muscles develop and define I did not know I had.
In the recent years I have had hamstring injuries due to running and biking, but have been able to continue CrossFit, with some modifications. I never look to see what the WOD is....I rather be naive and I do not want to know what is waiting for me...The WOD might look daunting, but when I start, I mentally check things off, and before you know, it is done!
Now I combine running with CrossFit, and it is awesome. I feel strong with the work out combinations and I am looking forward to running a few races in the spring.
I, Ron have been retired for a while, and became more sedentary. I watched my wife Elly participate in CrossFit for about 6 months, and then I started. Once I began CrossFit I have had no problems with back, knees and shoulders, and I have regained a lot of strength and stamina and overall I feel great and healthier.
It is fun for us as a family to go together for a work out, and start our day.
Recently Mark started working with Tony, to prepare for some physical fitness tests. While in his last semester of high school, he came 3x a week. At the moment, being home from college, he has been coming about 3-4 x weekly, to stay in shape for his Army ROTC physical training class. Mark's comment:" I am looking forward to start ROTC training next week, and see everyone struggling. It will be a piece of cake after CrossFit!"
We, the Moomey's, like the atmosphere at Eagle CrossFit Station, Tony and Trina are great trainers and friends, good motivators and examples. We also like it that they make the work outs adaptable to each individual capacities. And it is fun to come and see people you work out with regularly, and have become friends.