I joined CrossFit Revelation in 2009 looking for a workout that was something different and would force me to push harder than I would on my own. At that point in my life I was starting down the path of being very unhealthy, and was gaining weight rapidly. I started to see my career as a firefighter become more challenging based on my own lifestyle and knew I needed to change things.
Luckily, I found CFR and haven’t looked back. CFR has helped me develop a lifestyle that is much healthier and allows me to perform my job more efficiently.
In the last year my Fire Department was looking to provide a fitness program for our firefighters. Because our Chief, who is also a CFR member, and I had with the great success with our training, we felt that CFR was the best option for us.
Andrew was able to deliver an amazing 12-week program that included both a physical fitness and a nutritional component specific to our job. In that time frame our members lost weight, gained strength, reduced body fat and had positive reviews during annual physicals. After the program was over many of the participants decided that CFR was right for them and became members on their own.
Joining CFR in its early years has given me the opportunity to see amazing changes in how this gym has grown. From a small gym with concrete floors and no heat, to a large facility with many options and resources for the members to access. Also, you can’t talk about CFR without mentioning the amazing people, friendships and coaches.
Coming to CFR has become a family affair for us, with my 3-year-old son frequently joining me and getting to watch and interact with some great role models. The community at CFR and Romeo Athletics is more than just a place to work out, and I highly recommend it.