- By Sean Wells - Posted in: OC member information - 10 APR 2019
What Laura has to say about Oregon CrossFit:
*Image courtesy of Laura B.
“ After spending 2 years of my life dedicated to improving my health at Oregon CrossFit, I find it imperative to let others know of my successes. I had always wondered about CrossFit and what it entailed but was too scared to venture into a gym and find out. That is, until I had my second child and found myself suffering from a number of running related injuries and struggled with postpartum body image issues. I thought, "Gosh, I'm 35 years old, I'm not getting any younger and if I'm going to try this, I better start now."
Now, 2 years later, I'm looking back at how the day in and day out at OC have dramatically changed many aspects of my life. The coaches at OC have surpassed my every expectation. These men and women dedicate their lives to helping others, and it shows. They care about my safety and my goals and they go out of their way to make sure I achieve them. The physical gains I have made at the gym have translated to mental ones. I've gained enough confidence in my own abilities to realize I'm capable of starting my own business and achieving my dreams. The gym has gone through some changes as of late, but they've also been around for over 10 years and with growth comes change. Despite these changes, what has held strong is the family I feel I have gained at the gym. Sweating and striving for more with the members at OC forms bonds. We look after each other and if someone doesn't show for a class, we wonder if everything's OK. And as we all know, the attitude of the gym comes from the top down.
Sean, the owner of OC, eats, sleeps and breathes fitness. He's there coaching his high school athletes every morning when the rest of the world is still asleep. He wants the best for each of those kids and it's evident by their successes. OC is a top-notch facility. I've never stepped foot in another gym quite like it. It may not have all the bells and whistles of some of the other gyms in town. But through the coaching we receive, we learn how to be our own bells and whistles and grow from within. I truly hope that if anyone is thinking about trying out CrossFit, they take the first step and walk through the door of Oregon CrossFit.”