When you join a Crossfit gym you aren’t joining just any “gym”, you become part of a community, a family. When the first Crossfit I belonged to closed their doors, I was devastated and worried about finding the right community again. A friend convinced me to give Baystate a try and I am so thankful that I did. The community that has been fostered here is like no other. It is a place where EVERYONE of EVERY ABILITY belongs. Each person that comes through the door is welcomed where they are at in their fitness journey and supported in every way possible. The coaching is second to none which is EXTREMELY important when form is so important to an athlete’s safety, well being and long term success. Since joining, I have gained more skills and lifted more weight than I ever thought was possible. I am more fit at almost 50 years old than I have ever been in my life. The years are going to pass anyways, why not put more years into your life by learning proper functional fitness that is going to have you aging much more gracefully. There is no better day to start than today. Come join us.
Picture on the left is when I was brand new to Crossfit and picture on the right was taken a couple weeks ago at my second competition. These pictures are 2 years difference of putting in work.. hard work. I used to have no muscle tone in my arms, shoulders or legs! Seeing transformations like this makes me SO happy with my progress. People today want instant results and get hard on ourselves when they don’t see quick change. Fitness is a journey people! It takes healthy eating and dedication in the gym. Please don’t get down on yourselfs for not seeing the results you want in MONTHS.. it’s not realistic. No, I don’t have the flattest stomach or the most defined abdominals but I’ve worked hard for the body I have today!
The photo on the left was from April 2012 when I first decided to start getting healthy. That event was a catalyst bc I realized I was going to be walking a red carpet at a fashion event and I felt so self-conscious. The photo on the right is from today, 4.5 years into my physical fitness journey. Nothing worth having is easy. Not even a little bit. But everything worth having is worth the effort, dedication, and consistency. You need a day one to have year 5. Be brave. Work hard. Know you’re worth it. The body you have is the only vessel you have to experience your life.