A few months ago, I got to sit down with a new client. Now, this happens all the time. After a little chat, we schedule some testing; if we like each other after the tests, we schedule some training sessions. Again, this happens all the time; since nearly 100% of our clients are sent by their friends, folks are usually pre-screened, and know what to expect. Since I'm frequently described as "the worst salesperson in Sault Ste. Marie," this is a real positive. This, client, though, was a wild card. As you'll read, she rolled the dice on her own; by the third workout, I could see in her the thread common to all successful CrossFitters: intensity. Yes, she cared about form; but in the second round of a simple WOD, she suddenly attacked. She knows an aggressiveness that, properly channeled, is going to take her far in 2010.
Her name is Ann Piscopo. This is her story.
A random act committed out of boredom has changed my life – hopefully forever. I clicked on some 'junk mail' I had in my Inbox from some place called 'Catalyst'. I did a virtual tour of the site. On impulse, I booked myself a FREE one-hour consultation with someone unknown to me – a guy named Chris Cooper – nothing to lose right?
Boy was I wrong! After my first personal training session with Cooper I almost lost the ability to move! Every mucle I didn't know I had was burning with pain. That's when I knew – that despite a gentle ackground of joging, cycling, cross-country skiing, and a bit of swimming – I knew there was a looong way to go before I could really consider myself fit.
And at 50, I want to get fit! The results speak for themselves. My general energy level and sense of well being is higher, my eating habits have improved, and I am once again excited about fitness.I'm not going to lie, it's intimidating going to a gym where folks can do handstand pushups, pullups, Olympic style weight lifting, and flip massive tires – for time, but is that going to stop me from getting involved and eating my share of humble pie? No way. Bring it!!