I have been a member of the Comal CrossFit (CCF) family for over 4 years, now. I say family, because that is what CCF feels like to me. My wife, Darla and I meet at the end of a typical work day to get our minds right…get our bodies right…and share in a common goal with some of the best folks you will ever encounter. Everyday I get to hang with fellow athletes, of all ages and backgrounds, who have made a decision to work their butts off to exceed fitness goals beyond what most could accomplish in any other venue. If you are looking for nice carpets, plenty of mirrors, 'puffed up prima donnas', a shiny row of fitness equipment, and a 'do-it-alone' attitude…then CCF is not for you. However, if you want to hang with qualified coaches, supportive fellow athletes, and a place to change your life, then CrossFit at this Box is the place to be.
I am a 52 year old, former college athlete, with arthritis in my back / neck, who has had an on/off fitness focus for the last 30 years. After retiring from the Air Force, Darla and I were looking for an activity that could be a shared event as we moved to the next chapter of our lives. CrossFit has proven to be a perfect fit. As a 'master's' level (aka…older), CrossFit athlete, keeping a proper balance of flexibility and CrossFit movements is a must. If you can keep your 'game' in check, you can really make substantive changes in your approach to diet and fitness…and life. The Work Out of The Days (WODs) test your confidence every day. But, you can do it!
For me, I have lost 20 lbs since starting with CCF; with a substantive improvement in muscle mass and physical ratios. My blood pressure, cholesterol, pulse rate, et al…better than I have experienced in over 20 years! Watching my fellow CCF family also change their lives, for the better, is a true motivating factor. Everyone has their respective strengths. Seeing folks conquer their fears (can you say cartwheels!), while building upon their new found strengths is what CrossFit is all about.
Like I said, if you want to change your life…make this your first step. You will Never regret it. See you at the Box!
Posted on Fri, August 29, 2014
by Brandon Bonser