Nervous and anxious, I walked into Crossfit Wrath at nearly 300lbs and met Zach. I’d been doing Crossfit for months at another box and although I loved the idea, I just wasn’t seeing results and I was horribly frustrated with all the things I couldn’t do. I couldn’t squat, I couldn’t jump, and I couldn’t run. I knew I was horribly out of shape, and my inability to keep up with my kids and having to say “mommy can’t honey, I’m tired” had me on the verge of tears every time it came out of my mouth. I wasn’t being the mom I wanted to be, and I wasn’t living the life I wanted. So, I took a chance on this new box.
That first day Zach was friendly, encouraging, and professional – but I would expect those things out of anyone. What set him apart was he knew how best to help me modify and progress and he actually cared about helping me get healthy. When others saw a difficult situation, he saw an opportunity to help. When I struggled to complete a burpee, he was on the floor next to me encouraging me and helping me find ways to be successful. When I got comfortable finally jumping on a box, he added a weight on top to push me just one step further. When I whined about running with a 30lb sand bag on my back because I found running difficult, he smiled and told me to try it as a reminder of how far I’ve come on getting healthy. He constantly preaches integrity, quality of movement, and then high intensity. His careful programming, thoughtful modifications, and desire to educate me (and others) have changed how I go about my life. It’s obvious that Wrath isn’t just a business, it’s a personal mission to help people. The community here is warm, friendly, inspiring, and encouraging. I’ve made some of my best friends since I walked through those doors.
I’m happy to say I am no longer the mom who sits on the sidelines – I can finally run with my kids, swing across the monkey bars, and set a positive example to them. I’m a better wife, too. As of writing, I’ve lost 90 lbs and increased my strength and mobility in ways I never imagined. It’s crazy how the confidence Wrath has helped me find in the gym has translated to all areas of my life. Wrath not only helped me change my body and my health, it’s changed how I interact with my life – and that’s something I’ll never be able to adequately thank them for. My only regret is that I didn’t try it sooner!
I joined Wrath the beginning of this year (2015). I joined because I had done some crossfit workouts with another friend and I really enjoyed it, so I thought it would be cool to try it out and see how the classes were. Going into my first class I was very nervous about what everyone was going to think about me. But I had no reason to be. Everyone was so nice and so encouraging and coach Zach is the best coach ever. He helped me learn everything and explained everything so well. He has helped me so much. Because of his coaching and everyone’s encouragement at Wrath, I have done things that I never thought I would be able to do. Wrath has helped me get in shape and feel better about myself. I competed in my first competition in May. I went into it just to have fun and see what it was like. The support I got from my
Wrath family was amazing. I ended up placing 9th in my division out of 30 ladies. There is no way I could have done it without coach Zach, Megan, Scrappy, and everyone else supporting me and cheering me on.
Seeing coach Zach and his incredible love and passion for coaching, I now know what career path I want to go down, I want to help kids get active and ultimately be a Crossfit Kids coach. I wouldn’t have ever thought of doing something like that if it wasn’t for Coach Zach.
For me Wrath isn’t just a place to work out and the people aren’t just other people in my class, Wrath is a second home and my fellow Wrathians are a second family, and I couldn’t ask for a better community of people to workout with.
“Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.”