Member Testimonial -Michael Bellock-
Like most people at CFEV I had been active my whole life. I was never in bad shape but as I pushed past 40 I certainly wasn’t becoming more fit. I’d always had a gym membership and would go through phases when I’d work out regularly but…eventually the boredom would return and the motivation would leave.
The one activity I’d consistently stuck with was biking, so to keep myself focused I started signing up for triathlons. To improve my running a friend suggested I join a CrossFit Endurance group (run less, get faster!).
I loved it! It’s a great group of people at all different levels of fitness who always encourage each other and have fun while working out. The best part was the coaching and variety – something new every week, never boring, always challenging. And I was getting faster! I honestly didn’t know anything about the “Crossfit” part but I finally figured out that my fellow runners were all members of a Crossfit Gym. I had to find out more.
I sampled several boxes around San Diego and decided to try East Village for a few months. That was more than 2 years ago. I have never had more fun working out and I’m more fit at 44 than I was at 25.
CrossFit is never boring and never gets easier. As soon as I think I’ve mastered an exercise tomorrow’s WOD will humble me with a different one.
The best part of the CFEV is not the workouts – it’s the people. The coaches do an amazing job of teaching the movements and adjusting the intensity for individual fitness levels while encouraging everyone to do their best.
The other members of the gym are truly friends – workouts are social events where we get together to push ourselves and each other to new levels of fitness. The hour I spend getting my ass kicked by some crazy new WOD is almost always the highlight of my day.