What Our Athletes Have to Say About Us
I joined CrossFit with specific strength/fitness goals. At that time I also realized my life was completely out of balance but felt 100% selfish that I would be taking time out of my day on myself. I quickly realized, only after a few classes, this was exactly what I needed. Not only was my body feeling better but my awful negative mood quickly dissolved. I have been completely amazed as my whole body has been transforming through the few months I have been involved in the hellroaring CrossFit community. Total health transformation of mind, body, and spirit. The coaches are devoted to proper body mechanics and moving well. They truly want to better each athlete to the best of ones abilities. The experience is uplifting with encouragement from all athletes. The environment is welcoming and friendly with the reminder we are ONE TEAM. I am excited to continue my CrossFit journey...not only for the fitness but for whole body wellness. Thanks hellroaring CrossFit community!
Kenny and I just finished our very first CrossFit Open!!! Who would have thought………a year ago we walked in to the newly remodeled Park Merc building on the evening of the Grand Opening, just to see what they had done with the place. We both grew up in Columbia Falls and that building was a part of our growing up. The first part of the remodeled building was so crowded and loud, you couldn’t even talk to anyone. We decided to check out the other side of the place, not even knowing it was two separate business. We walked in to a room full of bar bells and weights, a thing called a rig, leather balls with numbers on them, kettle bells, ropes hanging from the ceiling and some young, obviously in shape people, willing to visit with us and tell us what the place was all about. Hellroaring CrossFit was the business. It all seemed very interesting and they said it could all be scaled to our ability. Not sure they realized how scaled they would have to go!!! That is how we met the most amazing and supportive group of people we have ever been involved with in the workout community. Starting something this hard at the age of 60+ was pretty intimidating. We decided to give it a month. We took the 101 course and entered into the Hellroaring CrossFit Community. True to their word, Gabe, Sarah, John, and Leslie, coached us along the way, making sure we were learning technique long before we were lifting heavy weights. Things we learned along the way…. AMRAP, sore muscles, EMOM, sore muscles, WOD, sore muscles, 12 Days of Christmas, Death by Wallball shots, more sore muscles! Names we have learned: Jason, Karen, Isabelle, Randy, Fran, Nichole, Murph, Annie, Cindy, Elizabeth, Jeremy, Diane, Frangilina. Not a one of these were people we worked out with, but we know them well. We have tracked our progress over the year, and it’s amazing what we have accomplished. We have been pushed beyond what we ever thought was possible. Our success has only been accomplished because of the support of our Hellroaring CrossFit family. Last year at this time, everyone was talking about and all excited about the CrossFit Games. That was something we were going to leave for the young ones. Then all the sudden, everyone is getting excited about the CrossFit open, and we were ready to join in. There is one thing I try to remember as I grow older. “Live your life, not your age!” Thank you to everyone who has been with us on this journey. We have met some wonderful people by stepping out of our comfort zone and putting on that first pair of CrossFit Shoes!!
"I was fortunate enough to grow up in the mountains and have spent my life hiking, skiing, biking, and running. A year ago I started to realize that while my lifestyle afforded me a decent level of fitness, what I lacked was strength. I decided to try CrossFit and fell in love with the challenging level of workouts and community the gym offered. As someone who rarely frequented a gym, I was new to almost all the movements. Thankfully, the coaches at Hellroaring CrossFit have a keen eye for detail and were quick to offer cues and suggestions, ensuring that I properly learned how to move and not hurt myself. It's been great to challenge myself over the last year, seeing results in the gym and in my overall fitness in activities like skiing and running. If you have been hesitant to try CrossFit, I highly recommend Hellroaring CrossFit!"