Name : Jenna Edensor
Age : 31
Occupation : Nail Tech/Hairdresser
Goal for the Year : become fitter & stronger
How long have you been coming to Central Staffs CrossFit?
I joined CSC in October, I try to do at least 3 sessions a week and an open gym to work on my weaknesses.
What was your background in fitness or sport before you joined at CSC?
I was always very sporty at school and very good at athletics, but as I soon as I left it went down-hill. I became so unfit I ate junk, and had a very good social life involving alcohol. I joined all kinds of different gyms and did all the crash diets known to man! Nothing worked and I was losing hope. I always moaned about going to the gym as I hated it so much, I found it very repetitive and they were often full of mirrors and people with big egos.
How did you hear about CrossFit & how did you hear about CSC specifically?
I heard about CrossFit through one of my clients whilst doing her hair. Tammy had talked about it to me and planted the seed, then she introduced me to Georgie and they both really encouraged me to give it a try. I was reluctant at first as I thought it was just going to be the same as anything else I'd tried.
What do you enjoy the most about CrossFit at CSC?
I can honestly say it is the best thing I have ever done and I have not looked back once. I love everything about it, some of the members have become very close friends of mine, the support is amazing, it’s a little family community! The equipment is well looked after, the coaches are so supportive and are there whenever you need them. I cannot fault it one bit, I love being there, I even pop in when I'm not training just to see everyone. The workouts are never the same so each time I go, it's something different - this keeps me interested because if I knew what I was doing beforehand, it would give me the chance to think “oh I don't feel like doing that” instead of just going and getting it done and feeling great afterwards!
What changes have you seen physically and mentally within yourself since you started at CSC?
It has massively changed my mind set in the 6 months I’ve been going, it’s become a passion. My eating habits have changed and I no longer go to just lose weight, I want to see my friends, train and laugh all at the same time, it's awesome! I have recently had an operation and the support I had was epic, I went in to cheer on the members while I couldn't train everyone is made to feel part of the community. I love that I can be myself as well. My life has changed socially because I don't want to go out and eat or drink rubbish because I’ve worked so hard to achieve so much I don't want to undo it, I just want to keep on improving.
My body shape has changed - but I don’t focus so much on that now as I try to achieve new things each time I go. I now have goals for training instead of diets and boring gyms, this has changed my life and I'm truly thankful for it
Would you recommend CSC + CF to friends, family & others? If so, why?
Yes I have and I will continue to. My boyfriend joined not so long ago and he's really happy with the new things he's achieving too! Everyone I know knows about CSC because I never shut up about it!
I’m so glad I joined and I can't wait to see what I’ve achieved this time next year.
… GO CSC I LUV YA!!!