I’ve had lots of positive personal changes since joining CrossFit South Delta. I’m certainly healthier than ever and definitely a different shape than before I started, but the changes that I value the most are how consistently happy I am on a daily basis and how my work and personal stress levels are much more manageable. A big part of that is due to the positive and encouraging atmosphere at CrossFit South Delta. Our coaches are fantastic at creating and adapting workouts that safely challenge us to keep learning and developing while matching up to our individual abilities and needs. Had I known just how supportive our environment is, I would have joined much sooner.
Crossfit South Delta is a place for all! Jeordie and Terri-Lyn bring their knowledge, passion and care to each and every person as soon as you walk through the door. You feel welcomed like a member of the family. That is what they have cultivated at Crossfit South Delta, a family that all supports one another. Whether you are an elite athlete or someone who is really struggling to start to move, we all have a story and at Crossfit South Delta it doesn’t matter what shape or size you are, what matters is that you have walked through the door. It’s a workout like no other. Challenging, sometimes humbling and always fun! I can’t imagine Ladner now without out it and I am so proud to be a member.
Two years ago I was a 220lb -on a good day- couch potato, 50 year old father of three boys. I had done no serious exercise since running half marathons nearly 30 years ago.
I’d had some forays into gym life following a shoulder injury but the lack of instruction and interaction with others dampened the experience. With a minimal program it quickly became mundane and samey.
I had an idea of CrossFit as one of my sons had started and my sister had sung its praises for some time. I signed up for the intro class which only highlighted how unfit I knew I was. Couldn’t do more than 3 push-ups, could only hold a plank for about 20 secs, no pull ups at all and hated the burpee. The next three or four days were painful but I went back and carried on with the intro classes.
Over the next few weeks Terri-Lyn took me thru the basics of weight lifting and the core movements of CrossFit but it wasn’t until I took the plunge into a regular class did the real benefit of CrossFit dawn on me, the people around you who welcome you, encourage you, accept you and ultimately push you to achieve more than you thought.
CrossFit is not a gym full of young trendy people only there to look good, CrossFit is not full of machines with cup holders and tv screens. CrossFit is where the machines have two arms and legs and where the spirit of community is thriving.
I have no means to compare other boxes as I have never been but the team and the community of CFSD have set the bar high.
I am now 52 years old and have never been in better shape in my life. Combined with smarter eating and CrossFitting 3/4 times a week I have dropped well over 40lbs but gained strength stamina and friends.
Jeordie and Terri-Lyn will listen to you, support you, encourage you, push you and annoyingly show you that working out is fun, addictive, challenging and rewarding.
Would I recommend CrossFit? Without hesitation! Do it to be healthy and gain a great sense of achievement.
Simon, 52 and getting younger every day!
PS – Still hate burpees!