“I first stepped into FIXX in 2014, just a couple of months after it opened. My life was in a state of upheaval and change, and I thought that exercise might be a good way to help me get through it. I know myself well enough to know that I won’t do home workouts, and I get bored going to a regular gym, so I wasn’t really sure what to try, at first.
I knew FIXX had just opened, but all I had ever heard about CrossFit was that it was hardcore, and judgy, and that the coaches just cared about how much you lift, and everyone was always getting injured. Then a friend posted that her son was taking the kids’ classes at FIXX, and loved it, so I contacted her, and on her recommendation, I went to try a class.
Halfway through the warmup, I had to stop and lie down until the dizziness passed, and Coach Raina somehow made me feel like that was absolutely fine. That whole hour, everyone was supportive, encouraging, understanding, and completely accepting of the fact that I was weak as a kitten and had no idea what I was doing. Because of that, I came back again. And again.
I remember how proud and excited I was when I could finally deadlift my body weight, or run a mile without stopping, or string two double-unders together. Even on the days that don’t feel like my best, I’ve never regretted showing up. Throughout all of it, I’ve had my little FIXX community. All the Murphs, the Open Games, the benchmark/hero/holiday WODs, and the afterparties… none of it would be any fun without the people right there next to me (especially my 8:30am peeps!).
I’ve loved my time at FIXX, and am fervently hoping that in another six and a half years, I’ll actually be able to do a pull-up. :)”