I want to offer the chance to everyone that walks through our doors the capability to do what they once thought unimaginable. I am not talking about teaching Olympic level gymnastics, although possible, I am talking about that housewife/mother of multiple kids having the ability to lift her bodyweight off of the floor and eventually overhead or the ability to do a pull up(s). I want to help everyone become mobile and capable at all levels. Whether they are a new athlete in middle school or someone that is in their twilight years.
Once you begin practicing CrossFit you realize benefits that are most times not readily describable! Little things, here and there, your ability to perform daily tasks without the difficult drudgery but rather as a real, albeit small, test of your fitness. Increases in your strength, stamina, and your mental capacity and alertness are evident within a short period of practice.
I consider myself a student of CrossFit and of fitness generally. I firmly believe that CrossFit is a program that is applicable to anyone and can be practiced by most, regardless of your current ability. Coaching gives me an opportunity to help individuals enjoy this form of exercise with guidance. My personal practice of CrossFit only attests to my conviction that this is the best program out there. As I too am a student of this sport, I will continue to educate myself and search for methods that will assist you in improving your performance.
What truly sets CrossFit Carol Stream apart is our community. We push each other along our own fitness path providing plenty of support from everyone along the way.
Our members are great! Our members don’t fit a stereotype or a demographic category. Our fitness levels and interests differ across a wide range. We’re older, we’re younger. Really fit and not so fit. Experienced and not so experienced. That variety is part of what makes the place fun.
Since I began working out at CrossFit Carol Stream I’ve been on quite a journey. Not straight-line improvement, there have been plenty of ups and downs, but overall I keep improving and feeling better year after year. Thanks to our community at CrossFit Carol Stream my overall fitness has improved greatly, I’ve lost around 75-80 pounds and gone from barely running a mile to finishing a marathon in October 2018.
Regardless of age or existing skill sets CrossFit can deliver results. Anyone who walks in the door and is ready to give it a serious effort can benefit. I want to help that person attain their goals; not in a big hurry but with steady improvement. There is no substitute for honestly giving it your best effort. Do that and you will see improvement and all the good that comes with it.