Before starting at Masá, I had taken a long time off from CrossFit because life just was really hard. I had tried to go to a different gym but it just didn’t fit the environment I was looking for. I had seen that a bunch of people from my original gym and had reached out to one of them to see how they liked it and the rest is history.
I wasn’t scared necessarily of CrossFit because I had done it for long enough prior that I knew what to expect. I think I was scared of finding a gym that had the type of environment I needed at that time. When I joined Maśa I was in probably the most vulnerable place I had ever been, in regards to my mental health, and I really needed a place where I could be who I was, good or bad, surrounded by professionals who knew that people use the gym as an escape and that’s what I found.
Maśa isn’t just my “gym” where I go to sweat for an hour and leave. It’s my safe place. The place I can laugh and cry at, work myself to death, or just simply move through a workout. Honestly I’m proud of my fitness overall. Every domain we touch on has and continues to get better developed. As time goes on I continue to get stronger and faster but I think most of all I’m proud of how I’ve learned to push myself mentally and physically past my safe point.
If you’re new or on the fence about starting at Masá CrossFit, just do it. You will NEVER regret it. You will become a better version of yourself, I know I did. You will make friends, hell, you’ll gain family. You have specific fitness goals or limitations? Don’t worry, they got you. You’re nervous? Don’t be. Everyone is amazingly welcoming and comforting. Whatever your story is. It’s safe here.