“After a challenging pregnancy and adjusting to life with twins, I decided in the Summer of 2014 that it was time to get serious about the quality of my health and life because I needed it for me; I needed it for my family. I exercised sporadically but with no consistent dedication, and I felt terrible about myself. I had heard of “CrossFit” and all the good, bad and scary, but thought “why not”? If my legs and arms bulked up like the Incredible Hulk it had to be a shape better than the one I was in. (Fortunately, this is not what has happened in 3 years). I looked into several locations and found CrossFit 865 because the early class time was what I needed for my busy life….
To say, I was nervous and perhaps a little intimidated that first week would be an understatement. But from the very first day, I was made to feel welcome by all of the coaches and members. The encouragement is second to none. I truly feel that the coaches WANT to see me succeed. They know my physical limits and push me through my mental ones. It’s that encouragement from them and the other athletes that make me stronger, more confident, and empowered. It’s a place where I have found great friendships, and I have been inspired by others. Everyone at CrossFit 865 truly care about each other, our community, and supporting outreach programs far beyond its concrete walls. It is an awesome feeling to be a part of something that challenges me to be a better person in so many ways.”
– Sonya M. Smoak, O.D, F.A.A.O.