When our former gym had closed down and we panicked because we didn’t know where to go. We had tried out multiple different CrossFit gyms, but none of them ever felt like the right fit. Lena searched and searched for a CrossFit that was welcoming of those in the LGBTQ community (which is harder to find than you would think). Finally, she came across Masá, and from our first day we felt at home.
To me, Masá isn’t as much of a place as it is a feeling – a feeling of togetherness, camaraderie, and friendship. It’s knowing that you can come as you are and you will be welcomed.
Looking back, I can’t remember what my first bright spot was, but I can say there have been many over the past 2 1/2 years. Whether it was stringing my first double unders together (after about 5 years of futile attempts) or just connecting with other members for a few minutes before the WOD, I can honestly say, I almost always leave the gym with a bright spot.
If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to just start! Before starting CrossFit, I worried that I wouldn’t be able to do the movements or I wouldn’t be strong enough, but now I’m so thankful that I did start. I know I’m not the only one to say this, but Masá is my happy place. It’s not only a place where I get to workout and clear my mind, but it’s also the place that I’ve been able to create and nurture some of the best relationships I’ve ever had. I’m so thankful we found our home here at Masá – I only wish we would have joined sooner!