I started CrossFit Bath in December 2014 after a recommendation from a good friend. I wanted to lose weight after being bigger than I had ever been, and generally feeling uncomfortable in my own skin as a result! I was also going to a best friend’s wedding in summer 2015 and wanted to get back into shape, so I didn’t feel chubby and frumpy in front of my old Uni friends. Some of whom I hadn’t seen for a few years.
When I started, I immediately felt at ease with one of the coaches telling me “don’t worry, we’ll look after you” and he was right! Everyone at CF Bath has been amazing and helped me along every step of the way. The coaches dedication and encouragement is second to none. All of the coaches know everyone at the gym by name. They really take the time to ensure each person is doing OK, doing the movements correctly and safely, whilst working at a level appropriate to them, in order to achieve their goals.
I had never touched a barbell or heard of a “snatch.” Finding the weights side of CrossFit was a bit scary, but now I love a good Olympic lift! The coaches were also great at helping me understand the importance of nutrition, an area I was pretty clueless about.
Every day at CF Bath is different, with varied and fun workouts. It works on the whole body, and is designed to make you prepared for the mental and physical challenges life throws at you rather than just aiming to look good in a bikini!
I’ve been to gyms before where you do the same old routine, go in and out without speaking to anyone and it’s just plain boring! CF Bath is very different. I actually look forward to going and miss it when I can’t make it in.
The general atmosphere at CF Bath is great; the coaches are all very friendly and approachable. The other gym users always have the time to ask how you’re doing; exercise related and otherwise. It makes for a great environment to train in; we all have fun, whilst working towards our own personal health and fitness goals.
Overall, I have lost 14kg. I’m fitting into my old wardrobe and getting back to my positive, happy, and confident self! (Plus, I felt great at my friend’s wedding!). My friends and family have all noticed the difference, although a few do roll their eyes when I go on about CrossFit again.
I can’t thank EVERYONE at CF Bath enough, you’ve helped me through my little ‘blip’ and I look forward to many more fun times at the box with you all!