I have been following the programming scheme that CrossFit provides for almost two years now. What’s not to love about a genre of fitness that specializes in NOT SPECIALIZING! . . . especially if you’re anything like me, and it doesn‘t take long to get bored of the same routine. No matter what fitness background you’re coming into CrossFit, it has a way of bringing both your strengths and your weaknesses to light in just a few short workouts. My background was football, so CrossFit was quick to point out my lacking endurance. It forced me out of my close-minded, strength-centered view of fitness and helped me begin to prepare for LIFE with a more well-rounded, functional approach to fitness. I REALLY love the atmosphere of the classes, here at Pee Dee CrossFit. Whether I’m trying to keep pace with the others in the class or just trying to beat my best time on the workout of the day, CrossFit is getting me into the best shape of my life; and I’m so glad to have a Box here in the Pee Dee that shares in my enthusiasm of fitness for life. Least Favorite Exercise – Burpees
I came to CrossFit to change my body, although having been a runner for 15 years, I considered myself to be fit. I have been a member of traditional gyms and rather than running endlessly on a treadmill staring at the morning news, I am performing thrusters, push press, jerks, double unders, burpees, pull ups, and countless other movements that have shown me that my body was meant for more than running. These workouts are a unique balance of strength and endurance that push my body further than I knew possible. I find myself telling everyone about CrossFit. I have had the opportunity to invite friends to challenge themselves with CrossFit and have yet to find anyone who has not immediately realized the benefit of the CrossFit philosophy. I am driven out of bed at 5 every morning by the desire to be a part of a community of people who are proving though CrossFit what their bodies are capable of achieving.
I was tired of the same old gym routine 5 days a week in front of the mirrors at the local gym. At Pee Dee CrossFit, I can’t wait to see what they have on the board for the WOD. The workouts are intense, short, challenging and very rewarding all in one. Del’s crew will properly train you, encourage you and push you to succeed. I am 40 years old, and I am getting in the best shape of my life because of crossfit. I’m addicted to crossfit.
Glenn Godfrey, Florence, SC