“I started taking the Women’s Only CrossFit class in October 2015. I had just turned 41 and as a mother of four sons I began realizing that in order to keep up with all of them I needed to get serious about being in better shape, I knew the longer I waited the harder it would become. Before starting CrossFit I was having trouble sleeping at night and struggling with my energy level during the day. I also realized that my balance, coordination and strength were all in jeopardy. It was time to stop buying larger sized clothing and get back into what I already owned. I was certainly nervous starting CrossFit, so I keep that in mind each time I meet a new woman trying our class. I feel like it should be a place to belong and better yourself. My favorite thing about Women’s Only CrossFit is the diversity in each day’s workout, you never know what you’ll be doing and the variety keeps it fun. From strength training, calisthenics and cardio to gymnastics, stretching and mobilizing everything is covered. I can honestly say I’ve never been this strong before, all while having fun accomplishing it! I’m getting a great night’s sleep every night and I have plenty of energy each day. I could never have pushed myself this much alone, having the support and accountability of our coach and the girls in the class has been the key! From handstands, cartwheels and candlesticks to kettle bells, wall balls and tire flipping the fun never ends. We’re sweaty, filthy and laughing all while out of breath. It’s always challenging and I always go home proud of my accomplishments. I’m glad I do this for myself and now I have no trouble keeping up with my four sons!”