What made you decide to try CrossFit?
I turned 60 and decided to make a lifestyle change to eat better and exercise on a regular basis. I heard about Empowered Living Company and CrossFit and thought it would be a good fit for me.
What is your favorite part about Empowered Living Company?
The people. You can’t do it on your own and it feels like you are a part of a great big family. Everyone is so encouraging. The instructors and the other members.
What’s your favorite movement, lift or workout?
Rowing for calories. I never tried it before and love the workout you get from it.
What’s one milestone you’re most proud of so far?
Doing a pullup again. This required building upper body strength and losing weight. Both of which I’ve done at Empowered Living Company.
What are some unexpected benefits you’ve experienced since starting?
Making new friends, becoming much more flexible, feeling more confident about myself, sleeping better and having fun exercising each time I go.
What is your next goal you plan to crush?
Double under jump roping. Never heard of it before I started. I could always jump rope, but this skill requires more concentration and control.
What advice would you give someone walking through the Empowered Living Company door for the first time?
Don’t think for one minute it is just for physically fit people. It is geared towards everyone. All the exercises can be modified to your current fitness level. You will get an overall muscle toning that will allow you to do more things as you go. I’m very surprised at the progress I’ve made since my first class.