Welcome back to Transformation Tuesday where we take a deeper look at how becoming part of the Forge Valley Fitness Community has changed the lives of our members. This weeks’ has been a long time coming with the always smiling Cindy Barker.
Cindy’s journey towards a great life began in April of 2015. She had a few reasons for seeking help but the most important one was in effort to avoid shoulder surgery from an injury several years beforehand. She also wanted to get excited about fitness again and our program fit the bill.
As Cindy began in our program, shoulder strength, mobility and stability were a number one priority as well as flexibility in the squat. She went from not hanging from a pull-up bar for 5 years to now being able to perform gymnastic kip swings and presses overhead with more than 60lbs! The key is consistent and safe modification and progression leading towards normal functional range of motions.
The experience she’s had with our gym, coaches and programs has been an amazing adventure. Her most notable transformations are not just becoming physically stronger, but also stronger mentally with additional increases in energy levels. This has made her become more confident creating a healthier, happier person all around. Not to mention she does not require any type of shoulder surgery either!
What has made Cindy’s journey so successful is best said in her own words,
“Coach guidance, training and availability during class and one on one training sessions is one of the best parts for me. Shoulder modifications are made to ensure I'm being challenged in a safe environment which has resulted in me performing moves, such as Clean and Jerks, that I never thought were possible and I no longer require surgery. The coaches work with me and push me to be the best that I can be for success!
What I love most about CrossFit is that everyone can do this and it's such a positive and supportive environment. It's the people that make it great!
I would definitely recommend CFNO to anyone looking for a place to have a sense of community, a functional fitness program and overall improving themselves.”
Keep up your consistent hard work Cindy. Looking forward to another year full of improvements!