Finding My Workout Safe-Space
by Brian B.
I never found the perfect formula for achieving what I wanted with my fitness and health. As an awkward gay kid, I always felt intimidated by athletics. Even after getting over that fear by playing rugby after college and continuously dreading going to traditional gyms, nothing stuck and I felt like I was not investing enough in my health. About a year ago, I was facing my last option: CrossFit. I pushed myself outside my comfort zone and kept showing up consistently, because I saw immediate results, loved the people and looked forward to coming to workout every day. CFPG has flipped all my expectations about what it means to be comfortable with your fitness levels. The culture and community here takes a holistic approach to getting fit and individualizes the workouts, so every day you feel empowered. Power Grid is the ultimate safe space. I can't imagine my day without seeing the 6am crew, challenging expectations of myself, hitting PRs and getting energized for the day. No hyperbole here, this place has changed my life!
I have more stamina during the work week and I have see huge elevations in my overall mood. I have gained more self confidence whenever I encounter new or challenging situations. The community here is incredible and have made some great, new friends. Also, Abs!? Can't believe I am writing that one down.