Soha, Why do you Do CrossFit?
What was your fitness life like before you started training with True Spirit CrossFit?
Before I joined True Spirit I always thought CrossFit is only for already fit, in shape people. Also had bad perception that rossFit is dangerous and can hurt your body.
What brought you to True Spirit CrossFit in the first place?
When I was looking for CrossFit to join I started by checking out True Spirit because it says CrossFit and Yoga so I said "Sweet ! CrossFit and Yoga under one roof" then I ended up going to another box because of more location convenience. But I am so glad I am back to this place. What motivated me to go back and check it out is my coach at the previous place who discovered True Spirit.
What was your first impression? Has that changed?
Great first impression. From Leslie's questions on our first meeting, I felt I will be in good hands and well taken care of :-). Her questions shows how much she cares and made me feel that I will be able to reach my goal and be successful this time. At my first meeting with her I thought there is hope this time to stick to my workout routine. No it didn't change.
What was the first thing fun or positive thing you experienced while training with us?
My first thing fun and positive is when during my very first classes I hit the hanging barbells while working out and they all fell down on the floor and sounded like an explosion, I was so embarrassed and felt so stupid and uncoordinated and wanted to disappear. But people in the class cheered for me and said something funny and cute about how i became so strong to the point I can crush the barbells and I felt comfortable and the awkward moment just passed.
Are you working on any special CrossFit related skill now?
Yes I worked on my dips skills and now working on pull ups
How has you life changed since training with TSCF?
My life changed to the best. I am falling in love with myself again. Noticed a huge boost in my confidence and happiness. For the first time I look forward to workout and actually go to the gym.
What's your favorite True Spirit CrossFit memory?
My favorite memory was after my first class with coach Heidi on a Saturday at the park. After our wonderful partner workout, we the group hang out for a little bit, and we had some mimosa and orange juice and we talked and laughed. I felt the positive energy and how I liked the group although I don't know everybody that well.
Do you know someone who's life would improve if we were in it? Email Coach Leslie and let her know!
Usually on Tuesdays I highlight the transformation story of an individual member of our gym. Today, I'm highlighting our collective amazingness.
During our quarterly Check-ins we measure body fat and weight. For some of us this produces a bit of anxiety followed quickly by surprise and happiness. That's because the majority of us are making really fantastic and healthy changes to our body composition.
There's no easy way to say this, a high body fat percent correlates with a high risk of several dangerous metabolic problems. Heart disease, Type II diabetes, hypertension, and a few others are all linked to a high body fat percentage. Collectively, these problems are called Metabolic Syndrome X, and this is one of the most common and serious co-morbidities for COVID related death.
All of these problems are completely preventable through diet and exercise. It's our lifestyle choices that make us healthy or unhealthy, and I'm super thrilled to say that we are a healthy group of happy people.
Since our last Check-in we have collectively lost 90 pounds!
Our men have lost about 30 pounds and our women have lost about 60 pounds.
We have collectively lost 48% body fat!
Our men and women have averaged a 5% body fat reduction.
We have collectively gained 66 pounds of lean muscle mass!
0ur men have gained 23 pounds of lean body mass and our women have gained 42 pounds.
WOW! There is absolutely no question that we can change our bodies, lose weight and get lean through diet and CrossFit. WE HAVE THE DATA! This is so fantastic!
Here's what I know watching all of you amazing people take charge of your health to become lean and happy.
- There is no magic pill, shake or cream.
- You can't out-exercise your diet.
- Calories matter.
- Hydration matters.
- Sleep matters.
- Exercise improves mental health.
- Nutrition improves physical health.
The folks who have had the most significant changes are working with Coach Audy (mostly women, we have only ONE MAN in the entire gym who's working with her). It's no wonder that our ladies are outpacing our men at making progress and getting learner and healthier.
Most folks who are making the biggest changes are also using some kind of wearable technology be it a Whoop, FitBit, Garmin, Polar or Sunto device. These devices place our lifestyle choices front and center and we are making healthier choices in response to the data.
I look forward to seeing what our Fall Check-ins bring. I will be excited to report continued positive changes to our body composition and hearing all of your happy stories of improved sleep and performance.
Until then, if you want to change your composition and get your nutrition habits in check. Book a nutrition consultation with Coach Audy ASAP!
If you are interested in joining us on our Whoop journey, use my link to get your first month free. If you're already a Whoop user, join our True Spirit Whoop Group with the team code: COMM-AD6416.
Good Luck Jessie and Hunter!
We are so sad to bid farewell to Jessie and Hunter. Jessie has been with us since October 2016 and Hunter joined our community in September 2019.
It has been an absolute pleasure watching these two transform into a dynamic duo of body changing, hard charging, WOD slaying firebreathers.
Between the two of them they have lost nearly100 pounds! THAT IS INCREDIBLE!
Recently Jessie summed up her TSCF experience. In her own words, she has:
It's every Coaches dream that our athletes do the hard work, take charge of their nutrition, spend time on recovery, and become better people for it. Jessie and Hunter have impressed us and we just know that they will greet this next adventure with aplomb and alacrity. Good luck you two!
Maria joined TSCF just days before we got shut down due to COVID. She tried her best to stay active with our at-home remote coaching. She was so very happy when we reopened so she could join the group and feel the magic. She's doing so great and we can't wait to see what she does next!
Maria, Why do you do CrossFit?
1. What was your fitness life like before you started training with True Spirit CrossFit?
It was nonexistent. I didn't have any fitness.
2. What brought you to True Spirit CrossFit in the first place?
Wanting to better my health and the people I surround myself wanted to help me with that.
3. What was your first impression? Has that changed?
My first impression was feeling so welcomed and to this day it hasn’t changed.
4. What was the first thing fun or positive thing you experienced while training with us?
Modified dodge ball.
Also being accountable for Reaching my goals. Even after a few workouts my body likes me better.
5. Are you working on any special CrossFit related skill now?
Getting in a routine of 3 days a week to CrossFit.
6. How has you life changed since training with TSCF?
Yes! I have a lot more energy and feel less foggy. I can move around more without hurting.
7. What's your favorite True Spirit CrossFit memory?
When Leslie came to my work and called me out in front of my friends asking me why I haven’t been at the gym.
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