We've reached the end of the CrossFit for Duty Contest and our winners are beginning to report in on progress and their journey with Pioneer Valley CrossFit. We absolutely love the end of this wrap-up note, here's what Andy had to say...
Three months ago I debated whether or not to put my name in the running to try to win the contest from FIREGROUND360 and Pioneer Valley Crossfit. I was nervous whether I was up for the challenge and if I would have the time to commit. I ended up talking myself into it with a little help from my family and friends, and I’m glad I did. The “On Ramp“ classes were pretty fun with great people and a very motivational instructor. From that moment I knew this was going to be challenging and how out of shape I really was. The first week of real classes went well and the instructors were great. They knew I just started and worked with me to make sure that I was doing all the movements correct and encouraged me to push myself. A couple weeks in you really start getting in the groove of how the classes go. You see the same faces and most of the time the same instructors. The instructors are great, they really work with everyone and try to get the most out of the whole class. I really like the format, you just show up and are told what to do instead of going to a regular gym and trying to figure out some kind of workout. It is also really high intensity so you don’t have to spend hours there to feel like you have got something out of it.
You definitely know at the end of each class that you got an intense workout. There wasn’t too many workouts that I don’t like. The ones that really kick my butt where the ones that had a lot of running in them. I like the ones that we did weight lifting. But they are all challenging, and I have gained a lot of endurance, lost some weight and dropped my blood pressure by quite a bit. I still need to work on better nutrition. I took a couple of nutrition classes with Ryan Katz he was very helpful and explained how you needed to fuel your body before and after workouts. I have cut out some of the bad things that I eat, but that is definitely a work in progress. Now that the three months are up I have signed up and will continue with Pioneer Valley Crossfit until I achieve the goals that I set for myself. The only downside I see is the cost, but I think it is well worth the investment not only for the outstanding instructors but a healthier life. I wonder if I went to one of those $10.00 a month gyms and hired one or two trainers to work with me every time how much would that cost? I have not priced it out but I’m sure it’s more than Crossfit! Thank you to all that made this happen, FIREGROUND360, Pioneer Valley Crossfit and Loren Davine for putting it all together.
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Loren Davine, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., is the Executive Director of NoFires, Inc. and a former high school guidance counselor. She is also a full-time mom and the wife of Deputy Chief Jon Davine. Loren has been a member of Pioneer Valley Crossfit since 2008 and offers a unique perspective to our community on family, fitness, and fire safety for juvenile firesetters.
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