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Wayne’s Story

I'm a husband, father and businessman (in that order).  I work as a commercial real estate broker with Colliers in Boise.

I've always enjoyed fitness and sports. I've stayed active over the years with the traditional gym, mountain biking and running. For several years my work outs consisted of going to the gym, pumping some iron, chatting with friends and calling and it a work out.  After a several years of this, and some serious joint pain, I got tired of that routine and wanted something new.

So, I started running half marathons.  I enjoyed the sense of accomplishment but really didn’t enjoy the process. I would spend a lot of hours just running.  For some reason this type of training left me feeling tired and weak. I found it increasingly difficult to get motivated to go on another “long- run”.

I heard about crossfit from friends and was nervous to join.  I heard all the discussions about how hard the workouts are and I thought you needed to be a super athlete to crossfit.  Despite my apprehensions, I started in Jan 2011 as a New Year’s resolution to get out of my comfort zone and try something new and challenging.

Fast forward a year and it’s amazing the benefits that I’ve received as a result of “Crossfitting”.  This process has made me aware of my potential physically, mental and spiritually. It has made me a better husband, father and businessman.  It’s reminded me of what it takes to achieve something of worth and value. It takes true effort, focus and determination.  I’ve paid that price over the last year and I’m in better shape now than I was in my twenties and thirties.  I’m more focused in my business and have more energy than my children (most of the time). I’m grateful to have found crossfit and to be a part of the crossfit family.

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Misty’s Story

"I discovered Crossfit Station and have been hooked ever since"

Who/What kind of girl is Misty? I am a girl who loves to smile and laugh. I enjoy life and being w family and friends. I have always struggled w my weight and tend to be an emotional eater. After a recent separation from my ex-husband and a knee injury last summer I found myself at the heaviest I have ever been so I realized that I needed to do something about this. So in February I started taking kick boxing classes and they helped but after a few months I realized I need to change or add something to my exercise routine but wasn't sure what.

At the beginning of May I discovered Crossfit Station and have been hooked ever since.

How is CrossFit different from your previous fitness regimen? Crossfit is different from anything I have preciously done because every day is a new challenge & I love a good challenge. It makes me want to push myself to be the best I can and the workouts are never boring. I have found myself in the past when I worked out getting bored w the workout & eventually I would just stop working out. Also I got my son signed up so this is something that he and I can do together which makes it even better.

Why did you come to CrossFit? I came to crossfit because I want to not only lose weight but become healthier and stronger and to just feel better.

How has CrossFit Changed You? In the month and half I have been at crossfit I have become stronger - example about a week ago I managed to do my first push ups on my toes now I only was able to do 5 but I have never done push ups on my toes it has always been on my knees. Also even though it still hurts often I have noticed that the knee I injured doesn't hurt as much and my squats & lunges are getting better. I actually look forward to coming to workout everyday.


Jay's Story

Who/What kind of guy is Jay?

Forty five year old that has pretty much broke down his entire body playing in the outdoors, 30 years of Hunting, stomping up and down hills, Archery, Motorcycling, Snow skiing, Water skiing, Horse backing, If its Outdoors and its got a motor or even pedals or wings I like it. I love trying anything offered any where we go. Adrenaline Junky

How is CrossFit different from your previous fitness regimen?

After my knee replacement I started trying to get back to half of normal I went to a gym every morning and tried to get my body and knee back to at least 75% My knee would not quit hurting, I limped every morning and any time I tried to do any of the stuff I loved doing... Well I have to admit it takes a bunch of the fun out of life when your in pain and out of shape. In the gym I only did what I thought would be good for me or what ever I felt like for that day -- You know the deal we are Human and we are lazy by nature. Sure it was better than doing nothing but eventually I quit because I was not seeing any huge benefit.

Why did you come to CrossFit?

First we sent my son because he was motor-crossing and I wanted to do all we could to keep him from getting hurt fitness is #1 in MX. He went from a pretty good Jr rider to a top 10 Intermediate rider (one class below pro) Instead of wrecking he started saving those close calls and guess what no injuries since he started CrossFit plus his self confidence went way up. Second my wife started going and can I say Yeee Haaa I sure like that new body that continues to get Harder. Mm Hmm do you want to spice up a 23 year marriage? I have never been to counseling but I bet you CrossFit is cheaper and much more rewarding.

So why did I come to CrossFit? My 45 year old wore out body was not enjoying all the things I had come to love, something needed to change. Was I ready to throw in the towel and become a couch potato? No, but I was and had lots of good excuses why. If CrossFit was working for my son and wife it had to be worth a try. So to me a try would be a 3 month effort do the best I could for 3 months and if there was not results maybe go back to my own personal training at a Gym (Its much cheaper)

How has CrossFit changed you?

Where do I start ? How about with the artificial knee, when I started CrossFit Station I could all most do a squat Tony and Trina understood my situation and we just did what I could. I can run, but should I NO it is not good for my knee so when the class calls to run I use the rowing machine. When the class calls for box jumps I do twice as many and just do step ups. It is the impact that is hard on my knees, As I have trained my titanium knee has continued to get stronger every week. I have very little pain and the stabilizer muscles are coming back to life enough I was dragging my down hill ski stuff out. Two weeks ago I hauled a 100 lb box full of stuff on my motorcycle 10 miles up a bad trail. The following week I rode my horse 46 miles in three days. Oh, I forgot to mention I can do an un-real amount of squats now with no weight and did a squat with 135lb bar this week.

As we continued the daily exercises my shoulder I had repaired felt strained and acted like it was going to give me some problems. However, as I continued to do the weight that was manageable with out hurting my shoulder it began to get stronger. Last week I did 5 sets of 3 hand stand push ups Pretty good for a bad shoulder.

I guess my other option would be to sit around and complain until it started coming out of joint again. Naaaaa I will take CrossFit

Last quick note My Back, It is not perfect yet but it will not be long, every week it gets better. To get out of bed and not limp with a sore back is so awesome, To grab my wife's tight butt knowing CrossFit is doing the same for her.... To see my Son achieve more everyday with all the challenges life throw at a young man!! To see my daughter run for her college better than she ever has finishing in the top of the Nation each year !!

Yep you guessed it I am 100% sold my wife two kids and obviously this forty five year old can never be happier for what CrossFit is doing in our lives

Again I guess I could spend money every week going to the Doctor or the chiropractor to help all my problems but for a whole lot less money each month I feel better than I have for years.

Quit sitting around and saying I am going to .......... Or I cant because................

Make the decision its a split second are you happy with who you are ? Or are you ready to make the change.

Life is short Enjoy it--- Don't sit around and complain

Jay Robert