I really started to challenge myself.
I started training because at first I just wanted to loose weight but as I went more and was getting stronger I really started to challenge myself. Seeing my strength progress and my weight loss is great. ⠀ • I think I have improved most in cardio, I started at fit missions not being able to do most of the exercises, but now I actually enjoy everything and feel great while doing it. ⠀ • My favourite thing to do at the gym is weights, mostly back squats. Always wanting to beat my PB.
it has been as great experience
I wanted to improve my general fitness and as FM was literally over the road it was the obvious place to try. I was a little apprehensive at the beginning. I really struggled with my mobility/flexibility, had little upper body strength, and balance problems due to a brain tumour I had 14 years ago. But with the support of Tom, Stu, Joe and all our 'gym buddies' it has been as great experience so far. I train most days (sometimes twice a day if my body allows it), I am physically fitter and stronger, and mentally in great place.
The coaches really took their time
Being ex-Navy and a GP I like to keep fit. I was enjoying going to a local gym, but it just didn't offer enough classes to fit around my busy job. I prefer to train in a class setting, and had wrongly assumed that FM was a DIY gym. I realised that FM offered loads of different classes at times that would suit my busy life, and I loved the idea of me and Ry training together. The induction was daunting, new terminology, new exercises and a barbell, but the coaches really took the time to ensure I knew what I was doing.
Now I’m like a different person!
I joined Fit Missions because I wanted to try something new, the regular gym wasn’t really doing anything for me & it always felt like a chore! Now I’m like a different person - gutted if I have to miss a class. ⠀ I love how I’m constantly learning and pushing myself, even if it means crying over broken nail along the way! I even did a comp which I never thought I would do in a million years. ⠀ It’s the best way of life don’t think I’ll ever look back now.
I am probably the healthiest I have ever been.
I started CrossFit to improve my fitness so as to mitigate injuries from other sports – over 20 years of skiing, climbing, mountaineering, and mountain biking has taken its toll (pretty much every part of me has been broken, battered and bruised over time). CrossFit combined with yoga, massages, and PT offered at the gym mean old injuries are much less of a problem. I am probably the healthiest I have ever been. As well, I have my own business that demands a lot of travel and so the format of CrossFit, HIIT etc fits in perfectly. The two things that bring me back day-in day-out (two things I didn’t expect) are the satisfaction gained from improving in CrossFit, but moreover the fantastic people I get train with, who always bring full support and encouragement every session. ⠀