As part of their visit, they put a 58-year-old athlete named Steve Haessler through his first Fran. CrossFit has enabled Steve keep doing the things he loves, such as karate, and by combining the program with solid nutrition he’s lost 25 lb.
Along the way, Steve, Jennifer and Carl talk about the CrossFit experience and the culture they’ve created at the box. Steve himself comes up with one of the better descriptions of CrossFit and what it’s all about:
“This is like almost a cathedral of self-improvement, and yet people are in it together.”
Additional reading: The Story Behind the Success by Jeremy Thiel, published Sept. 27, 2009.