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Don Parnell

I started CrossFit 6 plus years ago on my 50th birthday. ¬†It was my version of a “mid-life crisis” ūüôā It has totally changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined.¬†Little more than a year ago I had a my left hip replaced. ¬†I had “bone on bone”and I was in a great deal of pain and discomfort. ¬† I continued with my¬†CF WODs up to the day before my surgery and was back at CFR7 a few weeks later. My excellent fitness level for my age significantly helped me breeze through the surgery and recovery. ¬†The ¬†ability to “scale and modify” WODs combined with great coaching allowed me to recover quickly and effectively with my “new body part.” Though I’m not as strong in some areas as before, I’m back on my feet with very little discomfort. ¬†Everyone is different in how their body adjusts and recovers from this type of surgery. I’m still going through that process and it will probably never end but CrossFit has been my guiding light.
I love the¬†6:00 AM¬†WOD and the morning crew! ¬† I feel like I get a “head start” on the day and I’m able to keep my “edge.” ¬†I love the energy of the box and working out with folks of all ages. ¬†You guys energize me and it keeps me young!
CrossFit allows us to keep our physical but more importantly our mental edge. Something overlooked at times but there is no doubt that maintaining a high level of physical fitness will spill over to your professional life. ¬†You will be more confident and have more energy. Lord knows there are a million things I need to improve on but that’s part off the challenge. If this were easy, anybody could do it. It has to be a challenge – in order for it to be worth it and gain these incredible results.
Semper Fidelis!
Don Parnell
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