As a long-time runner, I believed that “fitness” was defined by the success of endurance running, marathon performances and racking up the total weekly miles. My short-term and long-term goals were always measured in miles covered and/or improved race times. When I started at CFA two years ago, I was skeptical, worried that adding CrossFit WODs to my training would prevent me from reaching my goals. My running community of friends warned me repeatedly to stay away from CrossFit, convinced that I would be injured in no time and no longer able to enjoy running.

As it turns out, my only regret is that I wish I had discovered CFA sooner.

CFA has helped me to realize that “fitness” is so much more than running. I have greatly improved my mobility, flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular fitness levels, all while running less than I used to run. I continue to run races throughout the year. My race distances and times have been the same or better than before, and my post-race body feels stronger and healthier. I am more “fit” than I have ever been. I continue to set fitness goals, but my goals are much more varied. The sense of accomplishment I feel when reaching these goals is far greater that what I felt when reaching a running goal.

I have watched people of all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds come into CFA and transform their bodies and spirits. The coaches and members encourage, guide, and celebrate alongside you.