When I first heard about Crossfit, I was intimidated and intrigued at the same time. Overweight and in the worst shape of my life, I knew something had to change. I had no idea what to expect when walking into Crossfit Massapequa for the first time. There, I met Coach Rich, and he took me through a basic Crossfit workout. I was sore for days. This convinced me I had to give it try; after all, I had nothing to lose but weight.

The results and progress I have made over the past several months have been above and beyond my expectations. I came to CFM to lose some weight and get healthy. I never thought I would fall in love with weightlifting. It has made me stronger than I could ever imagine. I’m extremely proud of my results so far, but even more excited to see what the New Year will bring. To date, I’ve lost a total of 47lbs and that’s just the beginning. Strong and confident are my ultimate goals, not to get skinny or to look like anyone else; just the very best version of myself.

I don’t know where I would be without the support and motivation from my coaches; they truly are amazing guys to be around. They make all the members feel welcome and at home in their gym. Rich, Steve, Brian and Phil, are the reason I haven’t given up even though there are times I want to. Not only have they helped me achieve my fitness goals but they turned me into an athlete. I couldn’t have asked for more amazing coaches and I am forever grateful. I haven’t forgotten the person I was when I started; she walked in 8 months ago and never looked back.