After years of doing group fitness classes in big gyms and high intensity body weight programs at home, I was still overweight, moderately fit, with not much strength and frustrated with the lack of progress.
I realised I needed to lift weights to build strength, but also wanted to increase my cardio fitness level. Big group fitness classes were not the answer and personal training was not an option as I wanted results fast, with directed training every day.
When I turned up to my first session at CrossFit Smash I couldn’t do a single pull-up and had never touched a barbell. My first set of pull-ups had the coach cheering me on as he threw band after band over the bar to help me finish. It took months before those bands were no longer needed and I’m still surprised every time I get above that bar.
The barbell was quite intimidating but the coaches at CrossFit Smash have been there at every step to make sure my technique is spot-on and have never let me load the bar heavier than I could safely lift. Getting that barbell from the ground to overhead is exhilarating.
The thing about CrossFit Smash is that everyone, coaches and athletes, make you feel part of a community and genuinely want to help you to achieve results. And those results are addictive. I have so much fun I go six days a week.