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.