Jen, has been athletic her whole life playing a bunch of sports in high school like soccer, softball, and tennis to name a few. I played Rugby throughout college and would run frequently during and after college. In preparation for my marriage in 2014 I decided to begin a lifting regimen at a local gym while continuing cardio. After getting married and not having any set goals planned I lost the drive and interest I had with continuing to stay fit. I lost my energy, put on a significant amount of weight, and became depressed. I decided after Christmas of 2014 I had to change my life. I had seen some advertisements for CrossFit and thought it would be a great integration of lifting and cardio. I decided to join a box not knowing what I was in store for. I learned a lot of the functional movements and kept up with the program for about a year and half but I just wasn’t happy and I wasn’t progressing which caused me to fall back into my old habits. I joined CrossFit looking for a comradery and the need for a group of supportive people to help push me and inspire me and I just didn’t feel that way there. I decided to leave that box however the issue I had to deal with was that I still loved the sport of CrossFit just not necessarily the community associated with that particular box. My biggest fear was trying CrossFit again and feeling like I didn’t fit in. I decided to take the plunge and reach out to Kristen at CFMC. I was still harboring many fears and reservations but I still decided I needed to give it one more shot. From the first e-mail I received to current date I’ve never been happier with my choice and I’ve never looked back. Every single athlete at CFMC has made me feel welcome in one way or another. When I first started they were doing a nutritional challenge and I joined in, not only did I win the challenge but I took what I learned from the challenge and have been making it a permanent life choice. I lost 10 lbs. in 6 weeks and have been able to increase my lifting weight, form, and performance during workouts significantly over the past 3 months while at CFMC. My recommendation to anyone reading this that has had a similar experience to what mine has been is that there is a lot more to choosing a box than just finding a location close to your home, or finding a place that will save you an extra ten dollars a month, it’s really about finding a community of people that genuinely care about you and your goals and successes. My only regret when I first started CrossFit was that I didn’t realize how important it was to find a community that fits you. All I can say is I’ve learned so much since being here and I would never regret walking through the CFMC doors. In my opinion It’s worth the drive, traffic, and money but most importantly it’s worth the community and friendships that I’ve already been able to make in the past few months that have propelled me into being a better and more consistent athlete and happier person. Thank you CFMC!
Jon, a Norristown native, and naturally athletic person played semi professional football for the Conshohocken Steelers. Jon joined CFMC in June 2014 after a short break from football with a goal in mind to cut back the weight and become a healthier father for his two young children. In the first few months, Jon went to battle and in his first year also competed in his first CrossFit Competition. Since then, he has dropped close to 85 pounds in his journey with us by changing his nutrition and putting in some serious work! His TWO a day training sessions in addition to his busy work and personal schedule exemplifies his dedication. Jon is always striving to get better, he has participated in multiple team and individual competitions and completed the Spartan Super with the crew in 2015. Congrats Jon!
Jon J. - "The result I got from CFMC is unbelievable. It all started when a water slide denied me of having fun with my 3 year old son because of my weight (340lbs) at that moment I knew it was time to do something about it. When I started at CFMC I was 340lbs size 50 waist. After all the hard work of eating right and exercising I'm down to 285lbs size 42 waist."