At CrossFit Skyway, we’re in the business of changing lives through CrossFit here in St. Petersburg. So when we hear great member stories like these, we literally box jump for joy! We hope you’ll be our next success story.
I spent three years at another CrossFit gym, and even though I was comfortable there, I immediately switched after spending one class with Skyway. I love the coaching, the programming, the people and the options. The selling point for me was having Olympic weightlifters on staff. It’s helpful to know that you have someone that is able to help you lift smarter, not just stronger. I highly recommend Skyway for CrossFit and weightlifting cycles
Prior to Skyway I had done Crossfit at another gym in the area for about a year, so I more or less knew the fundamentals but was looking for a place that felt more like a family.
Training at Skyway has given me a positive outlook on my health and totally improved my overall feeling of well-being and definitely helped my level of energy throughout the day.
My favorite thing about training at Skyway is the people, there is such a team mentality, everyone (not just the coaches) is there to cheer you on or help push you to excel that is feels both welcoming and tight-knit.
I never felt tears well up in my eyes during something like working out. It was definitely a first. I was overwhelmed with fatigue, frustration and muscle failure, but also looking back at how far I’ve come in the last few months. I really thought I had it together for a while there, and boy, does God know how to bring you back down to earth.
Ending up with two serious fractures was the last thing I imagined would happen. I tried my hardest to stay positive about it, even laughing at myself constantly for hobbling around on crutches and being helpless. I kept going to the gym and my amazing coaches built workouts especially for me.
Until one day I couldn’t keep it together anymore and cried on the bench during a set of dumbbell shoulder presses. Saturday, I was surrounded by so much love and passion for a sport that has changed my life and so many others. Hearing my gym family calling for me to pick the bar back up, stay with it, and I can do anything for 30 seconds. That gives you a motivation and a drive that compares to nothing else. And then getting to see their drive and passion during each of their own events.
Man, so many people make fun of CrossFit, but I don’t understand how. It saved my life. It kept me from going completely under when my mama died. This passion and feeling has helped me endure so much more than I ever thought I could. But it’s just a gym, you say? Yes, but it’s my gym. It’s my family. It’s my life.”