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“Has CrossFit changed my life? A fair question to think about after two years of consistent attendance. I feel I started CrossFit as an avid exerciser and have progressed into an athlete. Before CrossFit I went through the motions of exercise on a daily basis but remained weak through my core with a stomach I had hated since my teens. I am now physically stronger both with activities as well as in appearance. My muscle tone has increased notably with no overall gains in size and though it took a little time, even my skinny jeans fit better! As far as achievements and challenges I have concurred in CrossFit, I can hardly believe my gains. I had always heard about the addiction factor of CrossFit and wondered how anyone can get addicted to getting their butt kicked on a daily basis but it is the challenges put in front of you that create the addiction. Before I started CrossFit I could operate an elliptical trainer but I had never been able to perform a handstand, double under, pull up, box jump, rope climb or Olympic lift, I actually didn’t even know what half of it really was. Over the past two years I have slowly conquered all of those inabilities and now created new goals of being better, faster and stronger at my new accomplishments. I find physical and mental satisfaction in the completion of each workout and that is coming from an admitted skeptic. As a physical therapist I had always heard how dangerous CrossFit was and considered it “good for business”, but I have never seen trainers with such close attention to form, technique and safety. I have actually experienced an overall decrease in joint irritation since starting CrossFit. At least on those days when I am to look past the regular feeling of being run over by a mac truck, i.e. extreme muscle soreness! All in all I really cannot imagine my life without CrossFit. I would still not be able to do a pull up or handstand, I would have missed out on some really great friendships, I would never have experienced “feeling strong”, I would never have been asked to help pack out an elk and I would have never gotten the nickname “Baby Hercules” from my husband.” – Shawna Erickson http://www.crossfitsandpoint.com/testimonials
Did you know we also specialize in working with youth and high school sport athletes? This population of athletes have developing bodies that require meticulous attention and training to ensure that they are progressing in the right direction. Training with our coaches and in our methods provide them with a variety of benefits, including: – Dramatically reducing the prevalence of injuries that often occur as a result of sport specialization, lack of proper movement patterns and/or being pushed into situations that their bodies just aren’t ready for. We recognize these problems, and train solutions to combatting them. – Learning the proper way to lift under the supervision of our coaches in a small group environment. Oftentimes, weight rooms have tremendously out of balance instructor:student ratios, and the proper attention is not given to each athlete. For developing athletes who can be prone to peer pressure to lift heavy weights without sufficient technique, this can (and often does) result in life altering injuries. This is especially true in lifts like Cleans, Squats and Deadlifts. Our coaches specialize in coaching these lifts. We have 1 CSCS coach, 3 USAW Weightlifting coaches and 5 CrossFit coaches, so we really, really know how to coach this stuff. – Properly preparing for their season. Unfortunately, youth athletes often go from 0 to Full Speed in their respective sports from season to season. Some kids have been playing other sports, and some haven’t been doing anything. Changing gears like that can be hard on a young body if considerations aren’t taken and/or they haven’t been preparing adequately. Our properly and progressively planned conditioning work allows for these athletes to be properly prepared to get going in practices and games as soon as season starts. – Team building in the pre-season. Before seasons start and courts/fields are available, training as a team in our facility can provide for an environment that allows for practicing together as a team before they might normally be able to. Athletes that often take a few weeks to get to know each other get a head start in here. Plus, they have a lot of fun! We’re currently booked on teams through March 11th, but will be available in Spring for more teams. Our Youth Strength and Conditioning Class happens every MWF at 6:30pm and every Saturday at 9am. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This year (and every year), I’m thankful for being a part of the coolest damn group of people in the world. Thanks for all you do to make CrossFit Sandpoint what it is. (Even if you just “like” a post on here from time to time). I’ll see you tomorrow at 10am to help you atone for your decisions today. Have a great Thanksgiving!
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