Hello my name is Erika, as a teenager I was always active, and fortunately enough it was easy for me to keep weight off. In my 20’s I had my child and weight still was not an issue, but somewhere in my 30’s after getting married, something happened, life got in the way, and I began to gain weight. I had a few gym memberships, but like many people, I would walk into the gym, and look around trying to figure out what I needed to be doing to get back into shape. I began researching other avenues of fitness to pursue and that is when I became interested in CrossFit. After a few years of trying to talk my husband into trying CrossFit, he finally agreed, and that is when my journey began. I found CrossFit Paladin, and I can say that is the best decision I have ever made when it comes to my fitness. The coaches at CrossFit Paladin are knowledgeable, and the members are great and encouraged me everyday. Melissa and Jasper worked with me, and pushed me further than I thought was possible, and I could never be more grateful. Everyday the coaches go over every workout, and take the time to work with each individual to make sure everyone is making the right choices. It has been great to not have to worry about what to do, unlike a regular gym, at CrossFit Paladin the daily workouts are planned out, so all you have to do is put in the effort. I learned to be patient, and work hard in the gym, I focused on being consistent at going to the gym, and once I got that down, I began working on my nutrition. Once the consistency in the gym, and the nutrition came together is when the results really started to show, and the weight just started falling off. CrossFit Paladin helped me to rediscover my joy for running and being active. To this date I have lost a total of 59 pounds, and just completed my first Spartan Race.
I am stronger than I have ever been in my entire life. I am able to do things I’ve never imagined I’d be able to do.
CF Paladin has done so much for me personally in regards to my overall health and I really enjoy the coaches and members. Being a member of CF Paladin has allowed for my wife and I to spend time together and get in some good fitness at the same time.
Too many highlights to keep it to 2 sentences. The highlights for me are more confidence, better nutrition on a daily basis, more friendships, and just feel better about myself in a lot of ways. CrossFit Has changed my life because of the things I have accomplished.
Melissa & Jasper take the time to make sure my form is correct in each work out. They help me set goals, achieve them & set new ones.
I struggled to understand how to balance eating right, exercising, and managing my weight. My gym put that together in a way that made sense and was simple to manage as a lifestyle.
Coach Melissa seems to know my strengths and weaknesses better than I know myself. She knows how to push me and knows when to lay off. She isn’t annoying or fake either. That’s a super big plus for me.
Since joining Crossfit Paladin in November of 2015 my already strong relationship with my wife has gotten even stronger. Being able to workout with my wife in the family/relationship oriented atmosphere of Paladin has been wonderful.
I just joined this gym in January and coming from another gym I can already see a big improvement in where I was. My other place lacked in a lot of things that Paladin has given me. I’m excited to see where I’m going being a member of this strong gym!!
I love the individual coaching you receive at Paladin, even in a larger group setting. The entire gym family lifts one another up and makes working out challenging and fun!
CF Paladin and it’s trainers are all-around THE best of the best. They care about each individual client’s health and well being.
Since starting CrossFit I have learned how to perform physical movements that help me through out my daily life. While participating in challenges I have also learned how to cook cleaner meals for my family.
Crossfit has allowed me to be stronger in everyday tasks, as well as killing it in the workouts. I’m completely spoiled at Paladin with the best coaches who have shown me that I’m able to do more than I ever thought I could!
I feel like I am finally learning proper lifting techniques and because of that have hit PR's I couldn't get passed in my head. I have loved coming to this gym every day since I have started.
I am a stronger person, physically and mentally, every day.
Hard pick between the personal connections I’ve made at Paladin and the way CrossFit has changed the way I view myself and my accomplishments. I'll include my coach, Melissa, in this one because she is one of the many women at Paladin that I draw inspiration from every day.
I am stronger mentally and physically thanks to the phenomenal coaching. Above all this gym is my family, and I don’t think I could get through college, 6 hours away from home, without them.
I just started attending Paladin around 2 months ago, but since the very first time i went I felt very welcomed and a part of the family. Everyone has been extremely friendly and helpful.
I have achieved many gains at Paladin!
This place makes fitness fun. The atmosphere is amazing, the coaches are the best, and it really gives me a sense of achievement!!
I started my fitness journey 7 months ago at CrossFit Paladin. Overall, I have lost over 15 pounds and I have greatly improve my eating and workout habits. I honestly believe that the support of my coaches and fellow members has contributed to my weight loss success.
The coaches really care about you becoming the best version of yourself and they know exactly what to say and do to help you expand your comfort zone. The members are so welcoming and friendly!
I love that the coaches make sure you understand what you are doing and you always feel welcomed!
I’m stronger physically and more fit now than I have ever been!