Athlete of the Week

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Congratulations to Jeri Boe aka JBoe! I can’t stress enough on the keys to success with CrossFit are as follows: consistency, effort and coachability. Jeri embodies all three of them and some.

Jeri you are awesome and we appreciate everything you do for our CrossFit community.

Listen to what Jeri has to say about CrossFit Sioux Falls.

First Impressions

I was first introduced to CrossFit by a recommendation from a friend. She didn’t tell me much about the gym but that it was different and that I had to go meet with Chris. I had been a member of a globo gym for 2 years and had NO results. My weight over the last 5 years has fluctuated up and down by 30lbs but that was in no means due to exercise or a healthy lifestyle. I was in the need for a change!

Upon first meeting Chris I heard stories of people after a few months going from being able to do 0 pull-ups unassisted to 20 and people who were losing amazing amount of inches/weight. Chris flat out told me “after 1 month your pants will be falling off of you”. Of course I thought, “yeah right, great way to get me in the door,” but I knew I needed to do something to get in better shape and take better care of myself – but really in how poor of a shape was I that this guy and this gym with no normal equipment could cause me to have to buy new pants in a month. HA!

The first day Chris had me complete what they call the “baseline”. He explained the series of exercise that I would be doing and told me to “do it for time.” Not a problem… I had been an athlete all my life; I could do what he told me – no problem! Let’s just say that I walked away utterly embarrassed because I couldn’t finish and knowing that I HAD to return just to save face – but still a little skeptical about the pants falling off bit.

3 months of blur

After meeting with Chris I immediately signed up for my 3 classes a week but was very nervous, what had I gotten myself into?! I don’t recall my first WOD and as a matter of fact the last 3 months have been a blur. I believe that following my first full WOD at CrossFit Sioux Falls I became an immediate addict (I drank the Kool-aid) and it has all run together since. There are, however, bits and pieces though that stick out- some much like a sore thumb; the first time on box jumps and the absolute fear of losing a shin, Turkish get-ups (HUH?) and the dripping of sweat after each workout (ICK! – but in a good way). Ultimately I got through it all and have loved every minute of it – in a big way due to the support of the other members (now my CrossFit friends & family) – truly amazing!

Quick Results

Following my first 2 months at CrossFit I re-completed my baseline and was thrilled to be able to finish it in a time I was proud of my new time!

Being at CrossFit for the last 3 months has probably been 3 of the most amazing months of my life! In the first month of being at CrossFit, Chris proved himself right – I was in dire need of new pants! I quickly saw my times getting better, my confidence building and my body shrinking. After 3 months I lost a total of 10lbs, lost approx 4 inches from my waist and have dropped 2 pant sizes! As for the pull-ups that Chris told me about, that wasn’t a lie either. I have now set a goal for myself to complete a series of unassisted pull-ups within the next 2 weeks. I’m excited to see what the future holds for me – and know that CrossFit is DEFINATLY going to be a part of it!!

Jeri Boe – Member since May 12, 2009

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3 Responses to “Athlete of the Week”

  1. Laura Claunch Says:

    I can’t even begin to tell you how VERY proud I am of Jeri!! I’ve always been proud of my little girl but she is a single mom of my fabulous 6 year old grandson, she works full time and has a beautiful home & still finds time to take care of herself! I can attest to the fact that Cross Fit has changed her life! Thanks Chris & Annie & all Jeri’s Cross Fit family!!!

  2. T-Bone Sheldon Says:

    This testimony gives me goosebumps!!! Truly just flippin’ inspirational and amazing! You’re follow-up and push with each and every member of your “team” just lights my fire…. It’s soooo friggin good!!!! Amber tells me over and over – CHris was right there pushing me through it, Annie stayed with me the whole time pushing me through …. you guys are amazing!!!!

  3. all of this could NOT have been done without Chris and Annie not letting me “cheat” my way through one WOD!!!
    and the crossfit family is amazing… BOOM!

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