I just wanted to take some time and thank you for your gym. Reston CrossFit, and the great people you have there, have literally turned my life around.
When I started with you I was a mess and in need of something, I did not know what. I was on blood pressure meds, at risk of having to go to higher doses because the pressure was going up. I had sleep apnea so bad I had to use a machine to sleep. I took allergy meds every day. In the evenings I was so tired I could barely stand it to be home. I was in a bad mental place and drank too much. To make a long story short, a mess and just getting worse.
As for the gym, I did not have any expectations other than I would give it a try. Jason had been talking about this crazy crossfit. Other friends had mixed opinions on crossfit. I was curious so in I came.
The past 6 months have been a MAJOR TRANSFORMATION!!
No more blood pressure meds, and BP is perfect
No more sleep apnea.
No more allergy meds! (I did not expect that one)
No more drinking -- unless I want to!
After the nutrition challenge I have kept on the paleo and am holding at 190 lbs (down from 240 at Christmas).
And, most recently, I competed a Spartan Sprint race in PA, top 10% overall and top 7% for my age group.
I do not know how to thank you enough. If nothing else I want you to know how much your passion and team (Mike, Gretchen, Adrienne, and the rest of the trainers) have impacted this one life. I do not know where I would be if I had not joined you all. But, I know I would not be where I am now. Fit, Happy, occasionally tired, but healthy. At 43 years old I am in the best shape of my life.
Thank you, thank you, thank you,