Member Quotes

  • Erin W

    I joined in December and thought I would try for 3 months. I am 6 months in now and can see big changes in not just my body but my attitude. I feel so much stronger and more capable in all areas of life.

    Erin W.
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    I’ve dropped 30lbs, learned how to fuel my body properly and I’m so much stronger then ever before. I just feel better all around.

    Sam L.
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    Even though I may be one of the oldest members of Cróga CrossFit at 58yrs old, the environment is very inclusive and inspirational. I love it and I am getting compliments from lots of my friends about looking very good these days.

    Ann M.
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    At Cróga CrossFit, there are people of various body types and fitness levels. We all do the workouts together and Dave and Kelly take the time to make sure we know the movements and that we are using proper technique. It is like joining a family at Cróga.

    Ann M.
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    I love the way I feel physically, emotionally and spiritually and I want to keep my life on that track. My greatest motivation comes from Dave and Kelly, my coaches, who believe in me whole heartedly.

    Ann M.
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    I have lost 8lbs and I have much better muscle tone in my upper body. My midriff bulge is gone and I am more comfortable in my clothes. The biggest change is really in how I feel. I am not as stressed out as I used to be and I am putting my health and fitness as a priority in my weekly schedule.

    Ann M.
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    Dave and Kelly are the best coaches around and really care about their members. The Box feels like a family.

    Doug L.
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    It has improved not only my fitness, but also my overall happiness. I’m better at work, a better husband and a better father. I really can’t say enough about it. And, I had a blood test done in late January, and my cholesterol had dropped from 206 the previous year to 158.

    Doug L.
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    CrossFit at Cróga has changed my life. I have gotten myself back into the shape that I was in in my twenties–I’m in the best shape since college.

    Doug L.
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    I would like to say that Coach Dave and Coach Kelly are pure awesomeness! Thanks to them I have crushed more PR’s and become a better athlete in the 5 months I have been here then in the whole 2 years I have been doing CrossFit!

    Todd L.
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    I love the competitiveness of the workouts of course however I also love the community as well. In no other competition will you see the first person to finish cheering on the last person to finish.

    Todd L.
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    I feel great! I look like I’m carving myself out of myself always improving. My performance is insane! I’m stronger, faster and all around better at age 36 then I was at 26.

    Todd L.
  • I’ve dropped 2 – 3 sizes (depends on the brand) – so officially no “mom jeans” for me now. It’s really cool to see the muscle definition & to simply be more compact. Each WOD I find not only can I do a bit more but I can push a bit harder.

    Jen D.
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    The thing I probably enjoy more than the exercising is the community at Cróga. I have met a ton of great people that I really enjoy seeing each day. Cróga has done a great job by creating a welcoming environment that combines fun and fitness.

    Steve S.
  • Cróga is like Cheers. Everybody knows your name and are always glad you came. Dave has created an incredibly welcoming place and everyone there is so friendly. It makes going to work out an easy decision, and, for the first time, I actually look forward to it!

    Megan T.
  • I love the variation, the constant challenge, and the coaches who keep pushing me. That’s what keeps bringing me back week after week. I also like the structure and the ability to scale with no judgement.

    Megan T.
  • I’ve got muscle tone! Woo hoo! I definitely feel stronger and fitter. I noticed a significant improvement in my strength, technique, and endurance from past years.

    Megan T.
  • I love the positive reinforcement and encouragement I get when I go to Cróga. I also like seeing the people I know and meeting new people at the gym.

    John L.
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    It’s hard but with the help of the coaches and the support of the other members, anyone can do it. It can be scaled to fit everyone’s ability. It’s so fun and such a good workout.

    Caitlyn M.
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    I have lost about 20 lbs since I started. I can lift more weight than I ever thought possible. I can get through the WODs a lot faster and more efficient than I did in the beginning.

    Caitlyn M.
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    I saw improvements in my “Lifetime PRing” blood markers, body fat %, running times, lifting results, and so on. And I’ve learned many valuable life skills here at Cróga that I can show off to my kids like handstands – they’re already copying it!

    Jukka A.
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    I’m so grateful to Dave and Kelly for the experience and opportunity to learn how to be healthy and fit while having fun and making great friends. They provide fantastic, high-level coaching, and are compassionate as well as demanding.

    Terry W.
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    Honestly, it’s changed my life for the better in every way imaginable. You’ll never regret it: the level of fitness you’ll achieve, the confidence you’ll gain, and the awesome community you’ll join.

    Terry W.
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    I’ve learned that you’re never too old to improve. I’m accomplishing movements I never thought I could do.

    Terry W.
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    Outside the gym I’m just happier and more confident. For me, CrossFit has been a metaphor for never giving up, believing in yourself and always trying your best.

    Terry W.
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    I’ve lost over ten pounds, but more importantly I’ve improved my health. I sprint up stairs, instead of panting all the way to the top. I actually can feel my muscles and just in general am more toned.

    Terry W.
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    Throw everything good or bad out that you have hear about CrossFit and just try it, make your own decision, this is not only a workout it’s a community, it’s also a great way to get in shape and build muscle.

    David D.
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    The coaches and the members really make it feel like a community. Everyone is there to help each other and motivate each other.

    David D.
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    I have notice the biggest change in my life with my family life, I find myself having more energy for my 3 boys and more patience. I have also lost over 40lbs, this is the most exciting part of CrossFit, seeing your body changing and having to purchase new clothing.

    David D.
  • Everyone at the gym, from the coaches to the athletes, are amazing. Encouragement is always there and it helps push me to do more than I thought I could.

    Kristi S.
  • I can’t understate how everybody at Cróga, both coaches and members help to make this gym awesome. Knowing that whenever I arrive there’s going to be a group of people ready to smash through WODS and tack on extra credit motivates me to show up and work as hard as they do.

    Nick V.
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    Not only is it a great variety of workouts everyday, great for any age or skill level, we have awesome coaches and a lot of really cool members. Nothing else compares.

    Paressa R.
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    Honestly I don’t think I’d love CrossFit if it wasn’t for Cróga. Not only are Dave, Kelly and Anthony amazing coaches, they are good people. The community of friends that I have made is what keeps me going.

    Paressa R.
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    I have never felt so strong and seen myself grow in any kind of workout like CrossFit. I constantly push myself (with the help of the coaches) to keep improving in all of the skills.

    Paressa R.
  • I just want to thank everyone for all the support. I also want to give a special thanks to Dave and Anthony for giving me stuff to work on, pushing me, not letting me sandbag, and most of all allowing me to see my full potential.

    Doug H.
  • I want to thank all the coaches for always motivating and pushing me. The community is simply the cherry on top, you guys are awesome! Thank you!

    Erika A.
  • When you have a goal surround yourself with people that will help you reach it. You will not find a more positive, encouraging and driven community then Cróga.

    Erika A.
  • There have been days where I’m soaking in sweat, my body is shaking and I feel like I can’t get up but I mentally push my body to keep going. Looking back at where you started and the strength you have now is a very powerful feeling.

    Erika A.
  • I am mentally and physically stronger. I have done WOD’s that have left me sore…very sore, and I have the energy to still come back for more the next day.

    Erika A.
  • If you show up and push yourself—combined with smart coaching, sensible nutrition, and lots of sleep—this stuff really allows you to make punctuated progress in all domains of fitness.

    Dimitriy M.
  • At Cróga, you will feel like part of a community and not like just another member. You can tell the coaches genuinely care and will help you throughout your journey, whether it is modifying a move, learning some accessory work to reach a goal, or teaching you some techniques to ease a sore muscle.

    Erin F.
  • The sense of community I observed during class and at the Open was something I was looking for so I finally made the switch from my previous box.

    Erin F.
  • I feel like I have found a very different level of fitness than I ever achieved before in my life. I have always been big and strong, but have never been able to do some of the more basic body weight physical acts, like a pull up, before.

    Rick D.
  • The coaches are all dedicated, knowledgeable, supportive, and fun! I feel lucky to get to ask you all questions and get such detailed help. Your passion for fitness and the members is obvious. The members are awesome, encouraging, and helpful.

    Jill P.
  • I love the fact that I never regret going; it’s never a waste of time! Whether I get to go push myself by lifting heavy weights or challenge myself to work on skills I’m weaker at, I’m usually super excited to go to class.

    Jill P.
  • I feel like CrossFit has had a huge impact on my life. I’ve reaped some excellent physical improvements in strength, endurance, body composition, and general energy level. However, I’ve also really appreciated some of the more unseen benefits: mental toughness, confidence, and the capacity to do everyday things more efficiently.

    Jill P.
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    I love the feeling of accomplishment as I drive home after completing the 6 AM workout. I do enjoy that I am learning new movements and developing new muscle groups. I appreciate having the ongoing instruction/guidance during each class.

    Shawn O.
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    I do feel much stronger overall. Although I have gained nearly 8 pounds since joining, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my overall body fat percentage has not gone up and shocked to find out how much muscle I have added.

    Shawn O.
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    I’d like to add a thank you to everyone at Cróga, coaches and other members alike, for creating a great community and a genuinely good place to be.

    Kevin S.
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    Since joining Cróga about a year ago, I’ve lost 20 lbs of body fat and gained just under 10 lbs of lean muscle.

    Kevin S.
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    I love working out and going to the gym. I realized how bored I was with the typical gym workout when I came to Cróga.

    Mark E.
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    I quickly dropped several inches off of my waist requiring new pants and a smaller duty belt. I have strengthened my core and no longer suffer from low back pain due to the additional weight.

    Mark E.