A couple of years ago, when I first started to hear about Crossfit and looked at the type of workouts that were being done, I thought to myself that I could NEVER do that. I was very active in high school volleyball, and when I graduated in 2009, I knew I wanted to stay in shape somehow. I started a membership at a regular gym thinking that would help, but I didn’t have anyone to push me, check my form or show me how to improve.
When Kaila Cooksey first started trying to talk me into Crossfit, I kept giving her excuses of not having enough time. That was not a good excuse, because you can always find time to better yourself. She finally took me to a trial class to see what I thought about it, and well, I signed up shortly after that. When I joined back in July, I thought to myself how important it is to keep an active lifestyle. After 4 months of Crossfit and training at Basin, I got this crazy motivation to compete in my first CrossFit competition. I don’t think I have ever been so nervous in my life! After competing, I learned so much about mental focus. I learned that even when you don’t think you can finish a workout or get in one more rep, you really can!
Through the training I’ve received these past 5 months at BCF, I have already seen some physical change in my body. I have more muscle definition now than I had even in high school during sports. I feel like I have made tremendous progress in just these 5 short months already. After experiencing the motivation from these classes it makes me want to continue to go more to be able to get more personal records and continue to get better and stronger.
One of my favorite things about Basin Crossfit has to be the wonderful coaches who provide their time to better the lives of others. I have noticed everyone involved with Basin Crossfit is like one big family. There is always someone there to help push you through even the toughest workouts. I absolutely love that. Ever since I started BCF I have recommended it to just about anyone who asks me where I work out. I have watched BCF grow in its class sizes in just the 5 months I have been there which goes to show how awesome BCF is! Huge thank you to all the athletes and coaches at BCF for making it a wonderful experience, I look forward to continuing to make progress to be the best I can be!