I joined Crossfit Return 1 year ago and instantly became hooked! I love the variation in workouts, which are consistently challenging and intense but always enjoyable. My strength and fitness have increased greatly and I’ve found that the training has also improved my stamina in running.
Lucy, her team and my fellow members have created an atmosphere that’s welcoming, encouraging, supportive and fun. This has kept me coming back week after week. I wish I had discovered this world sooner and would recommend it to anyone wants to get fit and meet new people!
I first heard about CFR through my sister who would not stop talking about Crossfit, CFR and how much she enjoyed it all. When I joined CFR there was loads to learn (and still is!) but the focus on technique and good movement patterns made the transition to more complex exercises such as Olympic lifting simple and fun. Even though I work a mixture of days and nights the broad schedule of class times across the week allows me to fit in workouts at a time that suits me. One of the highlights for me is that its a constant challenge and allows me to push myself in different ways that I would have never thought of before. Anyone interested in fitness, no matter what level should give it a try! 🙂
I have been a member of CFR for a little over two years and have enjoyed every minute of it. Having finished playing sport a few years prior to starting Crossfit I was looking for something that replicated the intensity ,enthusiasm and sense of achievement gained from sport. Crossfit filled that void and broke the monotony of 3 sets of 8 and back and biceps on Friday, each day there is a new workout , another challenge to take on, and you will not push yourself that far training on your own. The group dynamic , the buzz of the class and the expertise of the coaches drive you to meet and exceed your goals.
The coaches at CrossFit Return are a fantastic resource in particular when you are concerned about an injury or have a niggle.Their focus on mobility , proper warm-ups and cool down prevent injury. In addition they adapt programs to work around any limitations you may have, so you can train around an injury.
Over the years I’ve played mostly soccer but also rugby, swimming, bit of GAA, and was a regular gym user and fitness head but 100% this is the best out of all of them!
August 2016 !!! Overweight, unfit, smoking a pack a day !!! Something had to change.
Not interested is joining a regular gym because I knew I wouldn’t drive myself to train correctly, I heard of Crossfit Return through a friend and they spoke highly of the training, coaches etc…. I had nothing to lose and all to gain !!!
Sheepishly I attended my 1st class where Owner and head coach Lucy was there to meet and greet and ensure my movements etc were of basic standard that I could enjoy and survive my initial outing. I had previously completed the fundamental requirements to starting Crossfit.
1 year on I can’t thank CFR enough. The coaching staff, Lucy, Billy, Aoife & Mike in particular have not only driven and coached me back in shape but have become “my friends”. Their individual knowledge of all CFR members is testament to each coach and their encouragement that makes the training so enjoyable. I started by doing 9 classes a month, attending in the evenings but within 2 months increased my attendance to 3 classes minimum a week. I now try and train 5 days a week !!
I’ve never felt better !! I’ve achieved PB’s that I never envisaged!! I’m a regular 6.30am attendee which allows me to return home and drop the kids to school but now with a pep in my step !! Everyday is different in CFR which adds to the enjoyment. It’s great to see the regular and new faces all the time as I still remember my 1st class. everyone is made feel welcome !!
I’m 46 years young and would encourage anyone who wants to try something new In their personal lives to give CFR a try !! I guarantee you’ll come back for more !!!!