I joined CFK toward the end-of-summer 2017 and it has long since had my heart. CFK is more than just a gym, it's a community. Not only does CFK differ from the 'bad rap' that CrossFit gyms often get stereotyped as ("bad form" and "injury" just to get high reps or PR's) but both the Coaches and the Clients are truly like a family. CFK Coaches personally monitor and encourage; they watch your form, they correct it to prevent injuries (and YES they are adamant that you're not stacking on the plates until you are READY and perfecting the form).
CFK has supported me in my highs and my lows; and we're talking both barbells and life outside the gym. Tough day at work? Family in the hospital? Covid fatigue? No matter the reason; CFK has been there to motivate and support me to get my heart rate up and my stress level down.
CFK provides a unique atmosphere, diversity at it's finest and a genuine 'fist-bump' to validate that you SHOWED UP! CFK welcomes ALL clients with open arms regardless of their age, gender/sex, race, weight/body composition, physical/mental ability, beliefs and more.
CFK presents Leaderboards to track accomplishments but the only real competition is to be better than the person you were yesterday. Have stitches in your knee? A broken finger? That's okay - come anyways! Modifications for all, no matter your limitations. And perhaps the most gratifying?
The goosebumps you feel as that hair on your arms raise as you watch/join the WHOLE class as they come outside to cheer on the last finisher; clapping, cheering and sometimes even doubling up their own workout by running the last leg of the run/workout with that individual (okay, okay, it's often me).
And if you're lucky... on special days, you might even get a post-WOD baked good/treat from Joanne and her tribe! I've never been a part of a family this great. No conventional gym comes even close to comparing to the vibe and inclusivity I feel at this gym. Your only job if you join this gym? Check your ego at the door! :)