In November of 2009 my wife bought me a 3 month trial membership to a CrossFit gym for our 3 year wedding anniversary. Knowing that I had always played sports in high school, and that I had always worked out in a regular gym she thought this was something that I would really like. Not really knowing what “CrossFit” was, I immediately looked it up online. It looked like a style of workout that was more “intense”. There were groups of people working out together, people were on rowers, and climbing ropes, and clearly wasn’t your typical 24 Hour Fitness or traditional globo gym. Basically, it looked really fun! Well it was a lot of fun when I started but it was probably the most humbling experience I’ve ever had.
My first workout wasn’t “FRAN” like many people claim, but an even more basic WOD that included 4 rounds of rowing, a thing called a thruster, pull-ups, and a 400 meter sprint. Basically at the end of the workout I felt like I was completely out of shape and thought I wasn’t even going to be able to complete the workout. It was a very humbling experience and I knew that I wasn’t in as good of shape as I thought. After that first WOD I was hooked though. I lost 14lbs over the first 2 months, and a total of 25lbs total shortly thereafter. I met so many amazing people and learned so much about fitness that I never knew.
After having our two daughters, I convinced Melissa to give CrossFit a try. Once she went she was hooked also. About 2 years later, we had purchased a lot of personal equipment for us to be able to train out of the house because of our schedules and eventually transformed our garage into a complete personal CrossFit gym. Melissa and I competed in a few local competitions and people continually asked us if we were ever going to start our own CrossFit gym. We became CrossFit Level 1 Certified in 2013, and took the CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer course with Mike Burgner in early 2014. In March of 2016, I completed the CrossFit Football/Power Athlete Trainer Course lead by John Welbourn. I love training people and being able to help others achieve things they thought were impossible for their fitness levels.
Since opening CrossFit H2 in June of 2014, with 15 clients, we have now moved from the original 1,600 sq ft building into a 3,000 sq ft building, with a planned move to a 4,500 sq ft facility in January 2017. With over 115 clients, our CrossFit H2 family has already grown beyond our expectations!