So, I used to go to a regular gym. I did pretty much the same routine every time. I didn’t hardly interact with any of the other customers. It was kind of like bad-tasting medicine. I thought it was good for me, but I didn’t look forward to it.
Now I go to Crossfit Agoge, and I look forward to it every time – even today, when I’ve already got a sore butt, and am looking forward to overhead squats. I am stronger in ways I never imagined, and if I can get more coordinated and flexible, then anybody can. At first I had thought that Crossfit was only for fitness beasts, but I found out that it is for everybody from young kids to grandmothers and grandfathers. The workouts are scaled to whatever your fitness level is at that time and the instructors and participants are extremely supportive of each other.
The concern for your health that John and Kelly show and the sense of community that they have built is incredible, and at least as much of a draw as the increase in my fitness level. Their facility is the best out of all of the Crossfit gyms that I’ve been to.
Crossfit is a global community, and Crossfit Agoge has a stellar reputation throughout that community. I was in Long Island for a month last winter; before I even got there, I arranged for a month’s membership at Crossfit Long Island. The instructors there had met and been very impressed by John at a certification in Florida.
I’m so taken with Crossfit now that I spent most of last weekend watching the international Crossfit Games on the computer. They had divisions up to masters – over 60. I can’t compete with any of these elite men and women, but I do the same exercises they did and have fun every time! -Frank Rice