Mason Kirsch

I have been doing CrossFit at CrossFit West Essex for 11.5 months now and it has been one of the most rewarding, challenging, and inspiring experiences of my life. I am forty years old and married with two children. I actually got turned on to CrossFit because my 13 year old son was attending a teen class at CFWE and enjoying all the challenges that CrossFit offered. I had been doing the same routine every day going to a traditional gym, lifting weights occasionally and usually getting on the treadmill. Although I was exercising I really didn’t see results and the same gym routine would always become monotonous ultimately resulting in long periods off.

Then I made a decision I was going to make a change and join CFWE. I remember like it was yesterday making the first phone call to Kevin and as with anything new I was very tentative and nervous to try. The first day at the box was an incredible eye opening experience. The coaches and members were all so welcoming and helpful. I can honestly say that every session someone was willing to help me through as I was introduced to new exercises and movements. The coaches also were there every step of the way making sure that I was using the proper form as I learned new movements.

Fast forward almost a year later and I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made to join CFWE. I am challenged every day I enter the box. The WODs are changed daily and the programming at CFWE keeps us all challenged regardless of experience levels. The results have been fantastic and I can honestly say at 40 years old I am in the best shape of my life.

The community at CFWE is incredible and the relationships that Cross Fit fosters has made attending feel like a privilege. The coaches make everyone feel so welcomed and regardless if you are the first or last to finish the WOD everyone is encouraged right to the end. CFWE has given me the motivation needed to exercise on a daily basis. It has become part of my daily routine and I make every effort to plan my schedule around attending. I couldn’t be happier with the decision and CrossFit box I decided to join and without reservation can highly recommend CFWE to anyone who is looking to be part of a great community while working to achieve goals they may have never thought possible.