March 29, 2012
Aaron Carr explains how 65-year-old Bruce Hughes discovered the true price of CrossFit after a year at CrossFit Cedar City.
Bruce Hughes is a mild-mannered accountant who moved to Cedar City, Utah, 18 years ago from California. He spends 12 to 16 hours a day sitting down at a desk, and years of this sedentary lifestyle contributed to his poor physical condition.
A year and a half ago, Hughes was diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. The doctor gave him a fourth prescription that he would have to take for the rest of his life. Hughes knew he was in trouble and needed to change something.
Hughes had tried “working out” before. He would go to the gym and spend an hour each day on the same three machines doing sets of 10 and cardio, with no results for all the effort. He knew he needed something different, so he decided to give CrossFit a try.
Knowing about Hughes’ sedentary past, his office actually started a pool wagering how long he would last. The average bet was he wouldn’t even make it through three of the foundations classes.