Catalyst has motivated me to step out of my comfort zone. Even though the CrossFit Open just started, it has been the best experience so far.* When my captain first asked me to join I was apprehensive but with her encouragement and support I decided to accept the challenge. On the day of the first WOD I was nervous all morning leading up to it. When I attended everyone was there to cheer on their team. It was a lot of fun! (and I never thought I would use that word with exercise before).
I joined Catalyst with my friend Cristina in the summer of 2016. We were both attending a local gym and doing the same workouts over and over again. She suggested we should try CrossFit for a change in our routine. I was very nervous when I first attended but that quickly changed. The coaches were so encouraging and motivating and the participants were very welcoming to us newcomers. I can now see why we call ourselves the “Catalyst family”. I loved how different every workout was from anything I had done in the past.
I have had many proud moments since joining Catalyst. I have been able to lifts weights I never thought I could before. I have noticed a difference in my strength and endurance. I look forward to continuously improving.
*Editor’s Note: Jeannine got her first toes to bar in 17.2!! Way to go Jeannine!!