Layne Silverman: Always Something New

I  started CrossFit a little over a year ago, August 2014. After a few years of focusing on running, I had run a few half marathons and a marathon, I saw a few friends who had started CrossFit.  They loved it, and we’re seeing fantastic results.  I wanted that.

My first impression of CrossFit was that it was very intimidating. I was scared, I didn’t know how to hold a barbell, let alone how to get that bar over my head! But, I’d never learn if I didn’t start.

That feeling has absolutely changed, and I try to pass along that message to anyone else who hasn’t at least tried CrossFit. So many people I talk to who haven’t tried CrossFit before or say they can’t do it, I remind them it’s because they haven’t tried.  The CrossFit community is so welcoming, supportive and willing to teach new members.

I came to Arsenal a little over a month ago, and I felt so welcomed. The coaches at Arsenal care not only about the athletes, but the programing is well thought out and executed. The coaches take the time to review the movements and make sure the athletes form is on point. It shows that they pay attention to us, and want us to improve and get stronger without getting hurt.

My favorite part of CrossFit is that there is always something to work on.  That could be adding weight for a new PR, or beating my time in a workout.  I like that there is never an end, there is always a new goal to set and work for with the help and support of the coaches and community.

Come to Arsenal! And don’t wait another day, cause you’ll love it!