Mia Armstrong

I still remember my first CrossFit class.

Mia1 Five years ago, I was an insecure, shy 10 year-old who showed up to a strange gym because my mom was making me. But then the class started. Our workout was a circuit of sit-ups, squats, push-ups and running.

I fell in love immediately. The workout kicked my but, but afterwards I felt amazing. That was five years ago and I haven't stopped coming to CrossFit since.

CrossFit has made me strong. It has made me healthy. It has made me capable of things I couldn't have dreamt of doing without CrossFit. It's helped me climb up sheer rock walls, hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and the top of the San Francisco Peaks, run 5Ks and 10Ks and Half Marathons, and compete in triathlons. Mia2But CrossFit has given me more than just athletic ability.

CrossFit has also given me confidence. Today, I'm not the shy 10 year old I used to be, and that's thanks to CrossFit. CrossFit forces you to believe in yourself, to take action. CrossFit forces you to make yourself the person you want to be--physically and mentally. I look forward to going to the gym. Yes, imagine that. Having fun at the gym, being excited to go to the gym.

CrossFit Flagstaff is a community of people who love you and support you every single day. CrossFit has changed my life and made me who I am today.

Mia3It's so much more than a gym.