I started CrossFit at OP in May of 2015 for 6 months; however I was unable to keep up with it because I started the Physical Therapy assistant program at ECPI/MCI. I was also working as a server full time as well. As Soon as I could, I started up again in August of 2017 and have been a loyal member ever since. I haven’t even been to another CrossFit gym LOL. I chose OP because it had a reputation for being one of the best gyms in the area. I was always hearing good things about the community of members at the box and the welcoming atmosphere. I’m glad I chose OP because everything I heard turned out to be true.
I would have to say that the 12 days of Christmas WOD back in 2015 was an exceptionally brutal workout for me. That opened my eyes to the level of grit one had to maintain to get through without giving up, and man I tell ya I was in a dark place during that WOD.
My goals have always been the same. Keep working to become a better person in all the avenues I choose to pursue. CorssFit has always reiterated that no matter how good you may be there is always a way to get better. With no ego and perseverance this is possible.
I love the snatch. I am not great at it but for me it represents the perfect balance of strength, technique and fluidity that comes only after many hard fought days in the gym. When it is done right it is beautiful.
Everyone is so encouraging and eager to help or offer advice whether is about things in the gym or out. I have never encountered a person there that not had something kind or positive to offer with every conversation.
More from Josh:CrossFit OP represents to me a place where you can be humble, learn and improve, be involved with the community, make great friends, share experiences and grow as a group. I am grateful that OP is the way that it is and I hope it never changes and always improve as it has.