January 24, 2013
When Sharon Schuh’s husband was laid off from his job, they had to give up their CrossFit membership. Fortunately, they didn’t have to give up CrossFit.
My son, Eric, started CrossFit at CrossFit Pacific Beach in 2010, and he immediately began using a variety of tactics—including begging, shaming and demanding—to get me and my husband, Tim, to try it out. Eric was convinced we’d love it. And while I hated to admit my child knew more that me, he was right.
We finished the introductory classes, joined and embraced the CrossFit lifestyle. I had such a love/hate relationship with CrossFit. I was always nervous before each workout, always intimidated, but that high I got after each workout was so addicting. I loved working toward a common goal each night with a group of people who were so supportive and genuinely excited for each new PR and milestone I achieved.
When Tim was laid off, we had to give up our CrossFit memberships. We vowed to keep up with the workouts; we were both so thrilled with the changes we were seeing in our bodies and overall fitness. And one of the best things about CrossFit is having the WODs available online and being able to scale them not just to your ability but, in our case, to our equipment.
Tim is currently in the interviewing process for new job. If he gets it, we definitely want to get another membership.