Tom Rosch | Coach

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I grew up playing a lot of team sports; baseball, volleyball (I know, I’m short.  I was the setter), and lacrosse.  When I went to college I played ultimate Frisbee for a while, but then fell into a more sedentary lifestyle.  After I graduated I decided to get back in shape and found myself doing the typical routine of 20 minutes on the elliptical and then some strength training.  I felt like I was doing pretty well for myself, especially when looking at how out of shape my high school friends had become.  I then got roped into trying out CrossFit by a friend who didn’t want to try it alone.  To say that my eyes were opened is a bit of an understatement.

Yet getting into the best shape of your life is really only a part of what CrossFit is.  The starkest contrast in going to the gym now compared to before is the community.  I would go to the gym with my headphones in and not speak a word to anyone.  Now the gym is a place to connect with others.  We discuss not only health, but family and other interests.  The hour at the gym quickly became the favorite part of my day.

After a year and a half of CrossFitting I decided to get my Level 1 certification in January of 2012.  I found that I wanted to share my enthusiasm and knowledge with the community that I had become a member of.  I know that CrossFit has changed my life for the better and I get a thrill from doing the same for others.

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