I don’t believe there are words to express the way I feel about this CrossFit community. I was referred to CrossFit by a coach who was interested in recruiting our daughter to play basketball in college. I had heard a lot of negative stereotypes about the sport, so I was skeptical. I also was intimidated because I was in the worst shape of my life. After I spoke with Josh and Febes, my daughter Kiersten and I started last September. My initial concerns were addressed when I saw how each coach emphasized form over heavier weight. I was also taken back by how all of the members took an interest into Kiersten and I and how we were doing. About a week later my son joined and all three of us were going at least 3 times a week.
Fast forward to a year later, and my whole family attends this gym. Kiersten is now training 1 one 1 with Jesse and the gains the colleges and her coaches have seen in her speed, strength, and mobility is unreal. In addition, Jared has continued to get stronger and improve and I am answering “what has that kid being doing?” from coaches and parents because they see the strength and conditioning he has gained over the last year.
As many at the gym know, my oldest daughter, who was a phenomenal swimmer, tennis, and lacrosse player, was diagnosed with a rare lung disease(ILD) about 2 1/2 years ago. The disease requires her to wear oxygen while she exerts herself. She started working with Febes 2-3 months ago and the change in her has been so drastic. Not only has her strength and stamina increased, but she has regained that confidence that she had as an athlete. My wife was the last one to join, and she has been attending for two months. She has found a renewed excitement associated with working out.
Even with all of the things I mentioned above, those points pale in comparison to the greatest asset of this gym, the community. I cannot begin to thank Jesse and Febes for the positive impact they have had on my daughter’s lives. They are great examples of what a mentor and role model should be and the type of coach that a parent hopes for. They have connected with each of them on a personal and professional level and I know they truly care about our girls. All the other coaches, Josh, Naomi, Brian, Dana, Nate, Steph, and Eric, I can’t thank them enough for pushing us, correcting us, and encouraging us. You guys and gals are the best. Lastly, the members at this gym make it feel like a home. I don’t know who else I’d rather do 3 rounds of 30 cleans, 30 box jump overs, and 20 calories on the rower with a 10 minute cap with. So while, I could write pages about what the owners (Josh & Febes), the coaches, and members have done and mean to me I will end with this. If you want to go somewhere where they will meet you where you are in your journey, accept you, and then instruct you, push you to be better while supporting you all the way, this is the place for you.”
– Jason H