27 Sep Tom Rosch | Coach
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.