RHF CrossFit Member of the Month: Renee Jones

Renee has been a regular, dedicated participant at RHF CrossFit and is seeing amazing results in spite of a preexisting injury. We're so happy to be a part of this journey towards health and fitness. Thanks for sharing your story! 

When did you start at RHF CrossFit?

I started CrossFit at RHF in February 2014.

What made you join?

I had been working out at the gym regularly throughout January and I just wasn't getting the results I wanted. I hadn't lost any weight despite literally getting into the gym to workout daily and it was really disappointing. So I asked the staff about personal training. After doing a consultation, the staff convinced me that CrossFit would help me reach my fitness goals. So I trusted them, and gave it a try...and here I am 9 weeks later, excited to go to CrossFit 5 days per week! Plus I'm 15 pounds lighter and a whole lot stronger!

What is your favorite thing about CrossFit?

My favorite thing about CrossFit is getting stronger! I have a shoulder injury from 8 years ago that hasn't allowed me to do much exercise above my head. The CrossFit coach allows for each person to start at different levels, so at the beginning of CrossFit, I was doing modified versions of the workouts. It is so much fun to see myself progress, week by week, in my strength and my body. I am so proud to say that I can now actually shoulder press over 15 pounds with my injured shoulder!

What would you tell someone interested in joining but might be intimidated?

I would encourage anyone who is working hard, but not getting the results they want, to come and try CrossFit. I had my reservations before starting CrossFit, because I had heard some horror stories about how difficult it is. However, David is an excellent coach and is willing to work with all types of injuries and fitness levels. Now I'm addicted! I get excited to see what the new workout is going to be of the day and feel accomplished when I am able to do it! CrossFit is fun, competitive and makes you push yourself just a little bit harder.