"Training with other likeminded people is an absolute joy, it’s the community that makes this a place I want to go to.."
4 years ago I was diagnosed with Hyper Thyroidism (Over Active), with a resting heart rate of 136 bpm and a metabolism through the roof, I had to stop all forms of exercise and anything that could affect heart rate, after 18 months of treatment, the decision was taken to nuke it – which worked too well and now have Hypo Thyroidism (Under Active), after not doing any exercise for 18 months and now a very low metabolism, I piled the weight on and was way out of condition. Day to day jobs were hard and running after the kids even harder.
I needed to drastically improve my strength and fitness.
I joined CrossFit Ampthill, two years ago to see what it was all about – The taster Session crippled me and I couldn’t lift my arms for three days, this did not put me off though – I signed up for the On Ramp and quickly joined classes. The first twelve months were hard, learning new movements and concentrating on form, every session I turned up nervous about what the WOD would be.
Another 12 months down the line and CrossFit Ampthill is my sanctuary 3 times per week, an opportunity to leave the pressures of the outside world behind. I document everything I do to see where the gains are or to improve strategy in the workouts, this gives me the satisfaction that I am improving, getting stronger and definitely fitter. I even look forward to the WOD! – Day to day now is a lot more simple, bend down to put shoes on – no problem, run around after the kids – easy, Hard day gardening – still have the energy to go out after!
Training with other likeminded people is an absolute joy, it’s the community that makes this a place I want to go to..
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