"Two years ago I weighed 350 pounds. I decided it was time to get healthy. In two years I got down some inches off my waist and lost some weight. And up until a few months ago I was hitting a wall. Having one arm has made the journey plenty difficult; I was not getting the results I wanted. Then I listened to a friend and finally came to Crossfit the Challenge and it's been one of the best fitness decisions I've ever made. The coaches know their stuff and are very knowledgeable and are creative for my needs. I've lost about 15 pounds in three months since joining and lost inches of my waist! Through the help I get from them I finally was able to start using a barbell for training. One of the biggest areas of progress is in my back squats. I went from 135 pounds on a Smith machine to 205 pounds with a barbell! I look forward to being able to do one-armed pull ups soon also! Andy and the team are encouraging and focused. I didn't have the confidence to do the things I can do now safely. The coaches here are always watching out for you and pushing you to do better. It feels like a family. A community towards developing stronger people. There is room for people of all levels to jump in. You'll feel welcome and you will enjoy the challenge."
“CrossFit is a great sport for any age. I am 54 years old and have been doing CrossFit for about 2 years. It is very rewarding and at CFTC, you are made feel you can do it all. There is such as positive attitude and everyone there always encourages you to do your best. Anyone can do it and it has changed my life.”
"Regardless of where you start or what your current fitness level is, you’ll workout in the group classes with the most amazing coaches in Cedar Rapids. They are encouraging and know how to progress you safely to prevent injury. Each athlete is given appropriate scaling based on his or her abilities and to maintain the intent of the workout. I took the plunge 1 and 1/2 years ago and it is the best decision I’ve ever made. At 56, I am stronger and feel better! If you’re on the fence and wonder if this is for you, I started CrossFit with the inability to squat below parallel, or lift 5 lbs. I have come a long way and have fitness goals that I still want to meet (it may take a year but change doesn’t happen overnight) as well as to keep my bones and muscles as strong as they can be as I age gracefully! 💪😅"