CFH athletes and friends I am proud to announce that Rosette Capito will be doing guest blogs for us. Rosette has been a great friend and loyal member since she stepped foot into CrossFit Huntley almost exactly three years ago. She brings energy, humor, and intelligence to our amazing box. Rosette is also amazing at lifting heavy s*** and she is a great Olympic lifter who I love to coach and watch. She works extremely hard at it and I am proud I get to coach her.
“My Second Home”
Hi! My name is Rosette, and I am addicted to Crossfit. (Don’t worry I don’t usually introduce myself like that in person. I don’t want to scare any of the new members. Haha!) I have been a member at Crossfit Huntley for three years; I can proudly say this is the longest I have stuck to a workout regimen, and plan to stick with for a very long time. Before I walked through that big garage door, I could not workout consistently for more than three to six months. I’ve tried gym memberships and boot camps, but nothing kept me coming back.
So what keeps me coming back to CFH? Is it the exciting workout we obsess over the night before until it’s finally posted? Maybe. Is it the possibility of getting another PR? Kinda. But despite this being a personal fitness journey these past three years, what really gets me through that door everyday are the people I’ve come to know and care for at the box. What really gets me through a WOD is the fact there are others sweating and suffering along with me. No matter how hard things are, everyone is cheering on and supporting each other.
At first it was a little intimidating; as new experiences often are, but gradually I started to immerse myself in the community. I stepped out of my comfort zone and into a new world full of possibility. In an age where connections are made through cables and computer screens, Crossfit Huntley has brought me back to my human roots. Meeting all the new faces at the gym always gives me a renewed energy, while seeing their excitement when they hit a PR or learn something new fuels my next lift. I’m somewhat shy myself when it comes to meeting new people, but after picking myself up after a hard workout with someone new it’s easy to give a high five and say “good job” because you’ve gone through that experience together.
There are plenty of articles and blogs detailing horror stories about bad coaching, but I am grateful to be at a box where the coaches are passionate about what they do. Our coaches are always improving themselves along with us going to seminars and getting various certifications. They always stress good form and technique. When the coaches have us come up to the board before the WOD; I think of it as our team huddle, and the coaches are our quarterbacks there to lead, teach and inspire us. Whether you’ve been at the gym for some time or you are brand new to the family, don’t be afraid to ask questions or voice concerns especially before a workout. If I have a question or need help with a skill or a lift, I’ve always felt comfortable asking for their input. What is important is there will always be a dialogue between coaches and members.
I am proud and blessed to be a part of the CFH family. Everyday I am inspired by our members and coaches who come in and work hard with fierce dedication. We all have different stories, but when we come together at the gym we all have one goal in mind – to be better than yesterday.