Welcome to ‘The Box.' It's nothing more than a garage off of Abbot Road, but for Spartan Crossfit members, this place is home. Crossfit is a sport that is sweeping the nation, but what exactly is it?
"It's constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensities, which explains everything, but it doesn't explain anything at the same time," Spartan Crossfit trainer Michael Horton said.
Confused by that? I don't blame you. Crossfit can really only be described when a kettle bell is being swung, a tire is being sledged or when a snowless sled finishes its journey. The best part about it is that everyone, no matter the level of fitness is welcome.
"We have moms, doctors, lawyers, college athletes everybody here," Crossfit trainer Candace Gregory stated.
"Everybody can participate, like I said, it's infinitely scalable, anybody at any fitness level can come and jump in to the mix," Horton echoed.
"It's amazing to see people's self-esteem improve just the first couple of times they do a workout," Gregory added.
Disclaimer: These workouts aren't for the faint of heart. They'll challenge your body and mind and at times, quitting seems like the only option. That is until the person right beside you gives the confident reassurance that you can finish. This is where this place becomes so much more.
"This is a big family, it's not like any place that you would go, and it's not like your typical gym. Everyone here knows each other and supports each other," participant Jaime Lewis stated.
"It's the friendships, it's the camaraderie, it's the cheering on, it's the energy that you get here. I've never in my life found a workout program where I've stuck with it for more than a year and when I found Crossfit, I've been doing it for over two and a half years," participant Danielle Tyler added.