July 1, 2016

Jeanne’s CF Story

To all who told me I would never be the same- I’d like to say you were right- I’m better than before.  Thank you Corps Fitness!

Ten years ago I tore (or rather, destroyed) my ACL in a pole vaulting accident, and I was told “you’ll never be the same.” In a way they were right- I had to come to terms with the fact that I wouldn’t compete at the State Championships for track, I wouldn’t compete in club gymnastics at Cornell, I wouldn’t spar with the same speed and force at karate, and even small daily tasks like kneeling on the floor would be a constant painful reminder of my fall. What I didn’t realize is how much a major injury and 3 subsequent surgeries can spark mental strength, and was cultivated through a place that has become a 2nd home- Corps Fitness.

Corps Fitness has helped me transform over the past 2.5 years, from feeling resigned to running & swimming as my only true form of exercise with minimal pain to now seeing more possibility through the mantra “improvise, adapt, overcome”. What I love about Corps Fitness is the duality of offerings- Corps Fitness style workouts are varied and help me maintain great conditioning, while CrossFit builds a level of strength I never thought was possible for me. Not to mention- having a gymnastics background, I feel so at home with the CrossFit/gymnastics hybrid exercises. All of the trainers understand the importance of improvising & adapting workouts to each individuals’ ability- which contributes to the sense of community that keeps me coming back for more. It is safe to say I am in the best shape of my life- due in large part to Corps Fitness, but also the mental toughness that results from overcoming an injury. So to all who told me I would never be the same- I’d like to say you were right- I’m better than before. Thank you Corps Fitness!

 

 

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