"How has CrossFit changed your life?"

Pascal taking part in his first fitness competition back in February with coaches Tom and Ryan

Pascal taking part in his first fitness competition back in February with coaches Tom and Ryan

This is what we recently asked Pascal Joly, who he began his journey almost 9 months ago and hasn’t looked back since. With his busy schedule, Pascal is either up at the crack of dawn with the 6am crew or at the first evening class. He makes time to attend Open Gym when he can, focusing his efforts on his own personal goals. He openly admits he becomes very passionate when he tries new things and we all know he’s certainly passionate about CrossFit! Always asking questions; wanting to learn more; bettering himself everyday.

What had you been doing before you found CrossFit?

Before finding CrossFit, I had tried many other fitness programs but quickly got bored of them due to their repetitive nature and lack of guidance and equipment at other gyms.

How did you find out about CrossFit?

I stumbled across CrossFit one day whilst watching strength related programs online. One thing that was continuously mentioned in the videos was the CrossFit Community and 9 months on I can honestly say that everything you hear about it is true and then some! I felt welcome from the very first day, which is a big deal and something you don’t get at every gym.

What has CrossFit done for you in the last 9 months?

CrossFit has brought me new friends, new skills and new goals as there is always something to work on. My strength has always been a weakness, however I have greatly improved my ability to move external weight, whether it be a barbell, dumbbell or kettlebell.

The best memory so far and I don’t know if anything will ever surpass it, was when I achieved my first bar muscle up! Still smiling about it today!

Joining CrossFit Harrogate could well be the best decision I ever made to this day!


Begin your CrossFit journey like Pascal did by following these 3 steps:

1. Book a complimentary consultation so we can find out a little more about you; discuss your goals and how we can help set you up for success.

2. Complete our Fundamentals Training Course or Private Fundamentals- Next Group Fundamentals Monday 4th July.

3. Gain two weeks of membership absolutely FREE. You’ll get to know our coaches and members, which will allow you to make a more informed decision about joining CrossFit Harrogate!

To find out more contact Ryan:

M: 07772822617

E: Ryan@crossfitharrogate.com