I signed up for a trial membership at Team Crossfit (now LYFE) in 2014 and was hesitant to show up to the first class. But, I showed up and was put at ease when I was instructed byCoaches, Ernie and Rachel, to take it easy for the 1 st couple of weeks. They provided modified workouts for the beginners. Following the coaching instructions, I began to enjoy various workouts, diversity of routines (e.g. work out of the day or WOD), and the community at LYFE.After the 3 month trial membership, I added more workouts at my own pace in order to improve my techniques.
My friends say I don’t look like a “crossfitter”, but my goal was not to lose 50lbs and be ripped. My goal was to be healthier. Through this fitness journey I kept notes on my performance and have been amazed by my advancement. More inspiring to me though, is seeing other people’s accomplishments and be humbled by the effort that it took to reach those goals. I continually learn from others, so I can sample new things, widening my own lens of healthy habits.
Since starting this fitness journey at Team Crossfit, I have visited other “boxes” in Seattle, Lompoc, and Las Vegas. All the boxes I have visited have their unique expertise, but LYFE is one of the few places that offer so much diversity (e.g. Takano, Krav Maga, Speed Rx).
Ultimately, the positive community at LYFE and the great coaches are what differentiates itself from other boxes in the area. LYFE is the best place for me to set my fitness goals. I really appreciate the recognition as member of the month, but I am more thankful that there are places like LYFE that can support my fitness goals and others with similar ambitions.