“Crossfit Swansea has basically been my home for the past year. I joined along with my friend Jamo thinking I was fit as I was swimming 100 lengths a day trying to lose weight. WOW, how wrong was I?
After being introduced to a workout called “Cindy” which is 5 pull ups, 10 press ups and 15 air squats as many times (rounds) as you can in 20 minutes. Myself and Jamo looked at each other as if to say “is that it?”
Well…due to the professionalism of the coaches, Gez (whilst laughing) stopped the clock after 11 minutes as we’d only completed 2 rounds and hadn’t moved from the floor for 3 of those 11 minutes. It was hell on earth, but we were immediately hooked.
In the year that I’ve been going I’ve had the best time you could imagine, made some amazing friends and managed to shed an amazing 5 and a half stone!
You’ll never waste your time doing any other form of exercise again once you’ve been to Crossfit Swansea thats a promise!
Professor Mike Sullivan
Crossfit Swansea have literally given me my life back. Two and a half years ago I was a smoker, was grossly overweight and suffered a heart attack.
My road back from that has significantly included Crossfit methods, having been trained by Nick at Crossfit Swansea for most of that time.
I no longer see myself as a ‘cardiac’ case, I’m fitter than I’ve been for decades and reckon I’m probably among the fittest nearly-60 year olds around.
2 years ago at 39, I considered myself reasonably fit, swam 3 or 4 times a week in a local pool but could not lose weight or really improve my physique. I’ve done the gyms (when I was younger), got bored, put work first etc etc. So with the big ‘four zero’ looming,I rang Nick, one of the CFS coaches and a friend of mine moaning, asking if he had any suggestions for improving my fitness and weight loss! Come and give this new training system a try he said………….
A few days later, I arrived at the unit and Crossfit was explained in rough terms to me, (not sure I was really concentrating while throwing a medicine ball 15 feet up a wall) but to be honest, it was different to what I expected and I kind of went with the flow, leaving exhausted and eager then to discover more. I ached a little the following day, and planned to go back again the day after that, no chance! Couldn’t lift my arms from my sides, just about climbed from my bed and drove to work! I couldn’t believe that in a 25 minute workout, I could have given so much to feel this way.
Since then however, I have grown to realise and love the way CFS works, whether you are taking part in a 10 minute WOD (workout of the day) or a 40 minute WOD, it will test you, and more, get the best out of you (even if like me you had done nothing like it before) and help you achieve any fitness or weight goals. I love the fact that the workouts are never boring or the same, for months at a time, the welcome and encouragement is fantastic, one big family, whatever your level.
At 41 now, I would consider myself as fit as I was in my early twenties (just balder), have lost around a stone in weight, feel stronger and look fitter, my diet is totally different to the last 10 years or so. I have done things like rope climbs, handstands, pull ups and olympic lifts that I wouldn’t have dreamt I would capable of, but I’m not done yet, have loads still to achieve and I’m having fun doing it (even with a little aching!). My wife and daughter also joined CFS last year and are now regulars.
I look forward to seeing you at the Unit!