"I am healthier, fitter, leaner and so much stronger physically and mentally than I was before I started."
This is the answer Anne Harvey gave to the question 'How has CrossFit changed your life?'
She started her 2016 off by completing her Fundamentals here at CrossFit Harrogate. Let's see how she's doing eleven months on...
First of all how did you find out about CrossFit?
"A friend suggested I watch The CrossFit Games on YouTube, I became immediately hooked and was totally inspired by The Games athletes. I then found CrossFit Harrogate and booked in for the Private Fundamentals course with Ryan, best fitness decision I’ve ever made."
What had you been doing before you found CrossFit?
"Two years ago I was getting ready for back surgery, my third disk surgery in 20 years. I was overweight, weak and incredibly unfit. Once cleared for exercise, I started a programme of recuperation and was advised to strengthen my whole body. I tried running, swimming, personal training, hot yoga, circuits, netball and slogging it out in a standard gym. Nothing really stuck.
At one point I had 3 subscriptions: HIIT, strength and classes all at separate gyms. Joining CrossFit Harrogate meant I could do everything I wanted to in one place and joining also saved me a lot of money!"
What has CrossFit done for you in the last 11 months?
"Oh my god, where do I start? I’ve smashed all my times for running, rowing and lifting. I’ve competed in two CrossFit Competitions, did 24 workouts in 24 hours for charity and used my fitness to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks (always a goal of mine)."
How has CrossFit changed your life?
"CrossFit has made such an impact in my life. I’ve learnt you get out what you put in and you can do anything you set your mind to, nothing is impossible. The part I didn’t expect was how fantastic The Community is, everyone is so friendly and really look out for each other."
If you're interested in starting CrossFit, follow these 3 steps...
1. Book a 30 minute FREE taster session (optional).
2. Complete our Fundamentals Course by either signing up to one of our group courses or booking one-to-one Private Fundamental training sessions with Head Coach Ryan.
3. Once you have successfully completed your fundamentals training we will give you two weeks of membership absolutely FREE.
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