Tracy's Success Story

In January of 2014 I signed up for a two week trial at Ahwatukee Crossfit.  I had no idea what to expect, but knew I needed to get in shape.  I had let myself go.  That trial membership was one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself.

Crossfit has become my time to take care of myself.  Our women’s only gym is very special.  I finally found a place where nobody cares what I look like, what outfit I have on, or if I have makeup on.  We break a sweat, do some swearing with each other and get in some laughs while working hard.  I have made some wonderful friendships and have the most awesome coaches.  Who would’ve thought a 49 year old woman could deadlift 220 pounds?  Hell, I didn’t even know what a deadlift was until Crossfit.

Ahwatukee CrossFit has changed my life in so many ways.  It hard to pinpoint them all. But I know that  I now feel confident, strong, powerful and beautiful inside and out.  I mean beautiful inside because I am now the most healthy I’ve ever been and I feel GREAT!!!  I’ve learned to eat healthy and I have such a wonderful support group.

Co-workers and friends will often say to me “how do you do that workout after working all day?” My answer:   “My workout is what I look forward to doing at the end of day.  It makes me a better wife, a better mother, and a better person”.

It’s never too late to make a change – we have the power and strength but it’s up to us as a person to make the commitment and to truly want to put in all the hard work.   It isn’t easy – if it was everybody would do it!  CrossFit is one my happy places.