I started Crossfit training at QCCF in June of 2010 as I was nearing the final stages of a two year divorce process. I have lived through some less than desirable experiences over the past few years and in those times my health and fitness deteriorated to a point in which I did not feel as safe as I needed to be in order to perform my duties. I’m a ten year veteran of the Davenport Police Department, fitness and functional strength are vital components to successful police work. Most importantly having the strength to overcome the physical conflicts that arise on moments notice without warning is a huge key to a successful mission and for a police officer the mission is not successful or acceptable until your back home where you started your tour of duty from.
I have never been much of a sports person, and to illustrate that point, on my first day of elements, I puked, when I was done snoop fed me water and said ” it happens dude” Today, however; I’m very addicted to Crossfit training, its very applicable to what my life style is and where I’m headed.
The trainers have been very instrumental in my success as I knew very little about weight lifting or overall fitness for that matter. Additionally, the people at QCCF have become a small family to my everyday life, most days about a dozen of us all start our day together before heading off to work at 5:30 A.M. and some of us come back later in the evening a few days a week for more punishment.
The closeness and encouragement from everyone with respect to pushing me harder on the workouts to helping with healthy food ideas has made the journey to a more confident, stronger, and healthier me possible.
I’ve seen many people from all walks of life with various fitness abilities come in the gym with nothing more than the correct attitude and they make amazing improvements to their lives.
I’m very grateful for the change of lifestyle I have endured with QCCF!! 3..2..1..GO!