Heard that CrossFit is dangerous? Think there is no way that you could ever possibly survive a workout? On the fence about coming out and just seeing what this CrossFit thing is all about? Let some of our members ease your fears and hopefully encourage you and embolden you to face your fears and find the best version of yourself at CrossFit TYL.
“I finally did it. I allowed myself to put myself at the top of my list after 27 years. I decided this is my time. I absolutely love what CrossFit TYL has done for me. If you are on the fence, come on out and give the free week a try. What do you have to lose? Better yet, what do you have to gain?"
Tracey Lauer (click to read full blog post)
“I've been doing CrossFit for 3 months and in those 3 months I've gotten stronger physically and mentally. It's even helped my marriage, my energy is better, I look good, and I feel good!”
“Like most females I have had body issues my entire life. These body issues created turmoil in various areas of my life. I always felt like I was competing with the way my sister looked, the way my peers looked, and, most importantly, I was always comparing myself to the impossible image that we continuously see in the media. I was self-conscious and it cause a lot of problems in my personal relationships. This made my life and the people's lives whom I love the most, stressful. It was all because of the way I saw myself and how I compared myself to the image of what I thought was "beautiful". After starting CrossFit I started to change that preconceived image. I also started to look to new females as role models. These people are strong, encouraging, brave, and gutsy women of all ages and sizes. Some of these women are CrossFit celebrities and some work out at the same gym I do. Each athlete shines for a different reason, and this community of athletes and coaches that CrossFit provides is the reason I have come back day after day for 2.5 years. Not only have I lost 30 pounds and set dozens of personal records, but I have become an all around happier version of myself. Walking into CrossFit for the first time I couldn't even do a push-up, much less a pull-up! Through the inspiring stories and encouragement of my CrossFit family, I continue to improve and become a much happier version of me.”
"I started at CrossFit TYL the first week it opened. I was coming off a knee injury and surgery, and was desperate to find something to fill the void I was experiencing. I walked in out of shape, scared, nervous, and excited. Chris was great to work with me on any adjustments or modifications necessary. Even though I was not a natural, I kept coming back. I could tell with consistency and hard work my knee was going to get better, I was going to get stronger, and I was gaining more confidence. Chris is a great coach that cares about more than how much you can lift. He cares about your over all health. He holds you accountable on your attendence and will ask how your nutrition is doing. I've learned a lot! I can't say enough about the bond you experience with everyone. You genuinely become a family. The atmosphere is fun, energetic, and sometimes entertaining. There truly is no other place I'd rather work out. I'm grateful that CrossFit TYL came to Creston."
“For the past 2 years I have been wanting to really focus on getting healthier and, let's be honest, skinnier. I was never successful for more than a month at a time. I made excuses for why I couldn't work out: too tired, too busy, hate gyms, etc. One Friday at work I asked a co-worker if anything new was going on and he said he was going back to CrossFit. I innocently asked him about it and the next thing I knew he talked me into going with him! I was scared to death and told him I was in over my head. A fellow female athlete welcomed me to the box which put me at ease right away. Chris was so welcoming to us newbies and took the time to explain and demonstrate to me all of the movements. I've been going for 11 weeks now and have not felt this good in a long time! I am doing things I have never done before and can't wait to transcend my limits even further!"