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Arlisa Whitby

As a first time crossfitter, I was very fortunate to stumble upon CrossFit route 7. From my very first interaction I knew this was the place for me! I came in as a new you challenge participant which is a six week intro program.
Before the challenge began, I met with the head trainer(BJ) for a required meeting for all individuals interested in the six week program.
During our interaction, I was very impressed with the passion BJ had for fitness and the Route 7 community. He began our conversation by learning my background, what’s important to me and addressing my concerns about Crossfit. Initially, I was hesitant due to the intense workouts and my ability to keep up. He explained CrossFit Route 7 has members with different fitness levels and there’s always modifications to movements for every workout. He was very patient and thorough so I took a risk and signed up.
After it was all said and done, I’m glad I had the courage to take that 1st step. CrossFit Route 7 has changed my life within six months. I’ve dropped pounds, built strength, learned new movements/ mobilization and managed to make new friends and connections during the process.
Biggest highlight was learning about mobility and making new connections. I had surgery on my Achilles tendon in 2006 and I’ve been limited on the amount of physical activity I can perform due to pain. I’ve learned how to minimize and eliminate my pain with techniques taught by coaches at Route 7, Definitely a game changer!
Also, can’t leave out the awesome community. Veteran members have encouraged me from day one and played a huge role in my success. We bond both inside and outside the Box, this was very special as a new resident to Virginia looking to make friends. Truly Grateful to be apart of this family!
So for all my first time future Crossfitters in Northern Virginia, please have the courage to take that 1st step and take a class at Crossfit Route 7.
Yes you can do the work out and you’ll be surrounded by people who are passionate about fitness and will help you with your journey.
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