Name : Gail Addison
Age : 32
Occupation : Planner
Goal for the Year : Leaner, Toned and increase Strength.
How long have you been coming to Central Staffs CrossFit?
I have been coming to CrossFit since August 2014, and attend about three times a week on average.
What was your background in fitness or sport before you joined at CSC?
I like running and used to go to a local gym, but I found I wasn’t getting anywhere with my goals. I was also getting bored with using the same machines.
How did you hear about CrossFit and how did you hear about CSC specifically?
A friend suggested I should try CrossFit because it would suit my needs better as there is different mixes of Training. I then googled the nearest CrossFit and found CSC was located in Stafford and thought I would give it a try. I was initially worried about doing CrossFit as I have an injury to my elbow and thought I would not be able to do the training but this isn’t the case.
What do you enjoy the most about CrossFit at CSC?
The variety of training because every workout is different. All the trainers are very knowledgeable and they substitute any exercises I can’t do to something I can do which is just as challenging for me so I don’t feel I am getting an easy ride. There is always a scale to each exercise so anyone can complete the workout at whatever level. Everyone is so friendly and often it’s nice that we encourage each other through the workout and then have a post recovery chat.
What changes have you seen physically and mentally within yourself since you started at CSC?
My upper body has got stronger even with my injury and feel more balanced out with my lower body. I also feel I can challenge my body a lot harder and do more exercises which I thought I could never do. The coaches also give me confidence to try new exercises and they are really good at spotting if you don’t quite do the move right and help you to correct it.
Would you recommend CSC + CrossFit to friends, family & others?
I would recommend CSC to everyone as it is everything you need and more.