We are pretty proud of our athletes and the progress they’ve made in their training and lifestyles. Results come with consistent focus and practice. Community is a very important aspect of our gym and we like to make people feel welcome. Sharing the experience of a tough workout brings people together, and we emphasize that effort matters more than your numbers. Everyone has a different starting point, and whether you’re coming to us straight off the couch or the sports field, you will be appropriately challenged for your current abilities, not someone else’s.
Honestly, the toughest part is getting through the front door. We can help you with the rest!
Here are a few people who made it through that front door, and what they have to say about their experiences so far:
My experience at Crossfit Steinbach has been like no other gym I’ve tried. The coaching/programming makes it easy to walk in the door, do the workout, and leave feeling as though I have improved my fitness, strength, and mobility with each and every visit. With positive coaches and members, I have been able to accomplish feats I never thought possible. At Crossfit Steinbach I’ve found encouragment, support, community, and met some pretty awesome people along the way!
What I’ve gotten out of the experience:
I have realized that I can do things that I didn’t think were possible. I’m learning deadlifts, overhead squats, back squats, all kinds of squats, there are a lot of squats in Crossfit!!!
The experience has also helped me to improve my self confidence and self esteem. When you lift heavier than you did the week before, when you improve your time or number of reps, it is hard not to feel proud of yourself. This pride carries over into your daily life and it gives you more self confidence to try new things. You walk taller and straighter because you feel stronger physically, but most importantly mentally.
I think the biggest revelation for me is how I view fitness and health. It has completely changed my perspective on what being healthy means to me. I no longer strive to be skinny; I strive to be strong!
What I’d tell someone thinking of joining the gym:
You may be scared initially when you join Crossfit as it is very intimidating watching others lifting heavy weights. You are also forced to venture out of your comfort zone and push yourself harder than you ever thought was possible. You wake up the next day aching and hobbling around and wondering if this is all worth it. But something happens….. your mindset changes, you become addicted. The weight that was once heavy, now begins to feel lighter, you get braver and you push yourself harder. You start to believe in yourself and you realize you are stronger mentally and physically than you ever thought you would be. You realize that all of your hard work, time and dedication gives real results. There isn’t any fancy equipment at the gym. There aren’t any machines to help you, there is just basic equipment which means you have to do it all on your own. It is just you and only you. You are accountable to you.
The coaches are not there to be your friend (or so they say) but they definitely play an important role in your life. They celebrate your victories with you no matter how small they are. When you lift heavier than the week prior, when you squeeze out an extra rep, or when you score a new PR, they are just as happy for you as you are for yourself. Most importantly the coaches don’t focus on weight loss, they stress the importance of changing your body composition. There aren’t any ” weigh ins” or scales at the gym. Building muscle, strength, and endurance is the main focus along with eating properly and getting adequate rest.
Crossfit will change your life. You will talk about it non-stop with your family, friends, and colleagues. You will crave the next “WOD”. You will discuss your calluses with your crossfit buddies, and you will sometimes be scared to walk through the gym doors and wonder if you have it in yourself to make it through the workout. Funny thing is, is that you do have it in yourself, crossfit makes you strong.
I was thinking about what I say to people when they ask me what CrossFit is. I usually tell them it is exercise for everyday life. Preparing and getting your body ready to do the regular day to day activities needed for everyday life. One of the things that Jay said to us on our first OnRamp class was the reason he started to do CrossFit. He wanted to be able to sit down on a toilet when he is 80 years old. Isn’t that what we all want to be able to do?
Every time I show up to the gym for a workout, I start the hour with “Can I do this?”, which changes to “I can do this!”, and I leave with “Yeah, I did that!”. There is quite a sense of accomplishment when I leave CrossFit every time. I already look forward to going to the workouts. I may not be the fastest at the WODs now because I am just learning all the correct movements, but I will be one day!
My friend and I decided to give CrossFit at try in support of Colin and Hillary, but we never realized how hooked we’d get! I have been running for the last 26 years, and working out off and on, whether at the gym or at home, and I have never experienced such physical (and mental) progress as I have at CrossFit. I have never worked out as hard as I do at CrossFit, or enjoyed the workouts as much as I do at CrossFit.