CrossFit West Houston is a fantastic place to work out. The CrossFit philosophy of “constantly varied, functional movements” ensures a fun workout that changes daily. What, to me, sets CFWH apart is the strong sense of community within the group. The expertise and experience of the coaches doesn’t need explanation; you’ll experience it first hand during your workout.
I’ve been training at CFWH since Feb 2010. The ways in which I’ve transformed since joining the gym are nearly indescribable, both physically and mentally. Endurance improvement shows with my mile time currently at just over 7 minutes, down from over 12. Strength has improved across the board, most notably from overhead squats transitioning from hollow PVC pipe to a recent 125lb personal record. Flexibility, mobility, and agility have improved in exponential amounts, aided in part by our yoga classes. Perhaps most importantly, what I have gained from CFWH is nutrition guidance.
Rob has guided me down the paleo nutrition path by helping to refine my ideas of the paleo concept. He has held several nutrition challenges, and has hosted nutrition seminars from gurus such as Dallas and Melissa of the Whole9; Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites; and Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution. I have, admittedly, completely geeked out on the nutrition side of things, reading nearly every paleo/primal nutrition book I could get my hands on. There’s a quote on our whiteboard stating: “You can’t out-train a bad lifestyle.” Perhaps, more than anything I’ve read, that message has hit home and made me reevaluate my eating habits.
I can go on for quite some length about my appreciation of CFWH, Rob, and the amazing trainers he has acquired; but they say a picture is worth a thousand words. I’ll let my transformation speak for itself.
Steph Do says:
October 26, 2011 at 11:52 am -
Kristen, you are truly amazing! You’re nearly unrecognizable from the girl I knew and worked out with a year ago. Keep up the great work – your dedication to the paleo lifestyle is so inspiring!
Allyson J. says:
October 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm -
I am so glad you did the testimonial!!! I know you are inspiring to me…and many others around you…and now your inspiration will spread further. Keep it up girl!!!
Mel V. says:
October 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm -
Rockstar! Watching you transform has been so inspiring!
And needless to say, I’m way jeals of your dedication to good nutrition.
Keep at it!
Jeff Smith says:
October 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm -
I recently had the opportunity to meet Kristen and had no idea of her inspirational story. Great person. Congrats on all your hard work. Keep doing great things CFWH!
October 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm -
Amazing to say the least. It is remarkable to see the dramatic transformation that you have made Kristen and I am excited for your future progress. I love your confidence and in-depth interest of nutrition. Now only if we can get that to rub off on Mel…
October 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm -
Kristen, your experience, journey and amazing determination are SO inspiring to me and I know so many more. Gives me chills to read and see the transformation. Your confidence and positivity raidate in the gym, and your strength to maintain the dedication outside of the gym should not go un noted. It’s such an honor to compete along side such a strong (beautiful) woman!
October 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm -
Thanks for sharing your story Kristen! Your talks with me about nutrition made me a believer. Your strength is awe inspiring! Keep singing your song, as the impact is immeasurable!
October 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm -
Kristen lives nearly 1800 miles from me now and it’s been amazing seeing her progress on her visits home. . The last visit I didn’t even recognize my own daughter at the airport! Her dedication to Crossfit and Paleo is amazing!
October 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm -
You have an incredible daughter. We are happy to have here as a member of our community. She is a joy to have in classes and representing CFWH!
Steph D says:
October 31, 2011 at 9:34 am -
K*dawg– you desrve dawg status and I think even Burton would agree ;).
HOT STUFF way to stay committed and driven!
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