Approaching my mid thirties I realised my waist and chest measurements were rapidly converging and that this was not a good thing. Two years and a variety of training regimens later my overall fitness was improved but those two figures remained stubbornly static. I was introduced to Crossfit two years ago by a friend who had achieved very impressive and visible results - In that time I can safely say I have never come across anything that is as challenging, addictive, frustrating and rewarding. For me, three things account for the difference between Crossfit and those other programmes. Firstly, Crossfit emphasises the fact that good nutrition is at least if not more important than type and volume of training and provides practical support to ditch bad habits. Secondly, the sense of community - In your own box you will be actively supported by members and coaches (a.k.a. friends) to overcome weaknesses and keep getting better; you will be welcomed into other boxes in the UK and internationally. Thirdly, families are welcomed just as much as individual members. My wife is a regular attendee at the Strong Mums class and for both my children, Crossfit Kids is a highlight of their week. This family friendliness also makes it easy for my wife to keep up her training during school holidays. The downside? Having to replace my wardrobe on a regular basis as those stubborn measurements become increasingly divergent!
— Chris Neiger
Strength is a choice…choose to be strong