Before starting CrossFit 10 years ago, I would turn my nose up going to the gym. I’ve always loved many sports but thought going to the gym pre-2010 to me was essentially a vanity project. Whilst this may be true on some levels, this is not what CrossFit is about.
Immediately I was hooked after my first Workout Of the Day (WOD). It fast became the best hour of my day, diffusing the stresses of work, and I naturally formed a healthy new circle of close friends. On top of this, it led onto partaking in national CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting competitions. One of the best parts about the sport is the variety and constantly varied movements. It's hard to get bored - there's always something to learn or improve.
I’ve been fortunate to visit 50+ CrossFit Boxes in the UK, Europe, Canada, America, all the way to SE Asia - each with their own flavour- which has been amazing.
Watching our own ecosystem of CrossFit Tonbridge change and grow over the last 10 years has been very exciting and interesting. Being involved in the takeover of CFT in 2019, and opening of CrossFit TAG in 2020, has been a total joy. Seeing our 200+ members get the physical, mental and social benefits that I did 10 years ago is really gratifying, and I am very thankful to be part of the new ownership.
At the back end we are constantly improving the Club, so are very much looking forward to the next 10 years.