"At 42 years old, I was scared!"

“I was an avid CrossFitter from 2012-2014 while living in Pittsburgh. When I moved to Colorado Springs in 2014 my job required extensive travel. As a result I never went back to CF. I did just enough to pass the Air Force Physical Fitness test. In 2016 after retiring from the AF, my activity level decreased dramatically and my diet was horrendous. In April of 2017 I had gained 15lbs since retiring and an annual doctor’s visit revealed I had pre-diabetes. At 42 years old, I was scared! I knew the quickest way to my previous self was CrossFit. On May 8th 2017, I walked into CFNCS. I told the coaches that despite my previous CF experience, I was going to take it slow to avoid injury. The coaches all supported my approach and encouraged me. I had lost the strength and stamina that I once had and started all over. In July I repeated blood work and it was determined that my A1C level had dropped 6 points and I was no longer classified as pre-diabetic. I also lost 14lbs and my clothes that had been mothballed for years fit again! My strength and stamina are nearly at the levels they once were. CrossFit NCS coaches are the most positive I’ve experienced in my years of CF. It’s a fun and positive community and I’m thankful to be a part of it! I encourage anyone who thinks they can’t do it to give it a try. You won’t find a more supportive coaching staff and community in Colorado Springs!”

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