I’ve been an active person for as far back as I can remember. I’ve always felt comfortable in group workout classes where I can hide in the background, not draw attention to myself and get in a decent workout. My ‘comfortable’ (i.e.: predictable) life was turned upside down 3 years ago when I moved 1,500 miles from everything I knew and loved. I felt depression knocking at my door and knew I needed to find an outlet or things would go downhill quickly for me. I tried several popular gyms, but they were either too far or inconvenient for regular workouts or I didn’t feel comfortable with the clientele.
I decided to try a Groupon offering a month of Boot Camps from a local gym owned and operated by Justin & Amy Bowers. I was nervous initially because you never know what you are going to get when you are trying out a new gym. As soon as I walked in the door, people were asking my name and introducing themselves. The overly friendly atmosphere was a nice change from what I’ve experienced in the past. The gym was comfortable, clean and people were there to actually work out….not find a date for the weekend. I loved the lack of mirrors that are standard décor in most gyms. I’ve been with Justin for 2+ years now and it’s been an exciting journey from Boot Camp to Crossfit Pneuma. Justin’s knowledgeable approach and positive encouragement have produced healthy results in my physical appearance as well as given me the confidence needed to thrive during the daily WOD’s. He’s also provided the tools to understanding what being ‘physically fit’ actually means. I eat better quality foods and I am overall healthier (mentally and physically) than I have ever been. I’m excited to see what the future holds for me and my Crossfit Pneuma family!