What can we say? We have the BEST members that make up the StoneAgeFuel family. They’re some of the most dedicated and motivating people we know and make going to the gym one of the best parts of our day. But they didn’t always start that way. Here are a few success stories from our members. Discover where they were and where they are now.
whole family affair. Can’t say enough great things about this place from the coaches to the different programs. My 6-year-old and 4-year-old girls love going here to do Kids CrossFit and my oldest is getting into the Kids Olympic Lifting. It has helped my oldest as a pre-team gymnast in both strength and condition. My wife is addicted to Olympic Lifting, so much that she has stepped out of her comfort zone and started entering competitions. Not just because she loves it, but because of the great StoneAgeFuel support she gets. AWESOME! I’ve seen tremendous improvement in my strength and conditioning. I keep breaking my previous best in running and lifting. This all comes from a great environment and coaching. StoneAgeFuel fosters a family oriented community amongst its members. My family and I are proud to be part of the StoneAgeFuel family.
What a difference a year makes! A year ago I turned 30. I looked at myself in the mirror and knew I needed to change. I was plagued with a thyroid problem, bad eating habits, and a pretty sedentary activity level. Then my sister introduced me to StoneAgeFuel. I signed up, not really understanding what I was getting myself into. I wasn’t just joining a gym, I was joining a family. It took the first 3 months to really get the hang of everything but I really started to see changes with the first Fluff to Tuff Challenge. To date, I have lost close to 50 pounds. I have gained strength, courage, and confidence. I can’t wait to see where I am at the 1 year anniversary of the first Fluff to Tuff Paleo challenge. Thank you to all that have been a part of my journey.
Nothing is impossible: "Fat to Fit"! I felt it was about that time to share with everyone my journey from "fat to fit"! Most of you reading this have only known me for the last couple years and know me as a fellow CrossFitter. What you may not know is that before I left Ohio in August 2010, needless to say i was very overweight and unhealthy! I grew up competing in gymnastics and at 16 quit competitive gymnastics as a level 10. I finished out my high school years competing in a more relaxed environment for my school. After graduating, I coached for a couple years and by 20 was completely out of the gym. It was all down hill from there! There was lots of drinking with friends, fried bar food and NO working out! All fun! I won't bore you with the obvious, so fast forward to January of 2010..... My parents had finally retired, the house was on the market and the thought of moving to a new state and having to start over where i knew absolutely NO ONE!, I started heeding the words my mom said... "Steph, you're not fat, but you've gained some weight." Well, i usually just rolled my eyes and went about my business. And i must say, I thank all my friends back home who always sugar coated for me and said, "Oh no, you look fine! You're not fat." The moving factor was sadly not enough motivation... Ok, so I finally make it to Nevada and the new house has a beautiful in-ground salt water pool, and since I don't know anyone and have no intent on getting a job right away, I spend about a month swimming a couple hours everyday. That alone helped me lose about 10#. Well, unfortunately now, it's time to get a job. So I start working at Atlantis, where, minus all the mushy details, I meet Chandler, which took some work on my part but that's another story. Apparently, the way to that boys heart is by mentioning CrossFit and gymnastics in the same sentence and he's sold (sorry ladies, it won't work again though). March 2011, I ventured to CrossFit where Chandler tried to kill me. My first WOD ended up as a 200m run, 15 KB swings, 10 Burpees and then 10 min posted outside against the wall, dizzy and about to pass out. LOL! After a little recovery, I went back in and redeemed myself by playing around with some old gymnastics. To Chandler's surprise I didn't give up and was in there again for round 2 a couple days later. Needless to say I became hooked! So, those of us who know Chandler, know that he's a freak of nature and can do pretty much anything you throw at him. Well, I didn't want to be the girlfriend that couldn't keep up, so I stuck with it, he taught me Olympic lifts and I taught him gymnastics! (Yes, he should be crediting his gymnastics abilities to me!) While the hard work and regular time put into the gym each day was paying off, I needed more! Phase 2: PALEO! Day 2 of having met Chandler, he invited me to a seminar: Mark Sisson's: Primal Blueprint. After attending, I was not interested, to say the least. It was all crazy talk to me! How in the world was I going to give up my breads and pastas?! It didn't last long, I got guilt tripped every meal, until i finally gave in. To my surprise, it wasn't too bad. I finally realized how much of a difference eating clean would help me keep getting closer to my goals! Enough with the stories! I hope that I can provide a little inspiration, even if it's just one person! I look back now and realize how much I didn't care and I settled with the fact that I was going to be overweight. All i really needed was a little fire under my butt! While the numbers have changed, I know they mean nothing! I feel better about me, I have more energy, I have accomplished things -10k races, mud runs, Tough Mudder- things i never would have thought about doing. It has become a never ending journey and I still have a ways to go, but all the hard work, dedication, discipline, self control, the overall lifestyle change, has and will continue to change my life for the better! Oh and of course there are pictures to go with all this!!! =) Enjoy!
I love StoneAgeFuel Crossfit! I have been a member for almost a year and am so happy with the excellent, personalized, knowledgeable coaching. The schedule makes it easy to catch a class no matter what else is going on in life. The facility is beautiful, well stocked with equipment, and clean. The members are so much fun! The membership ranges from beginners coming from a sedentary lifestyle to competitive athletes wanting to get an edge. The coaches make everyone feel like they are a great fit in the gym and can easily scale the workouts to any level. In Crossfit there are so many measurable parameters to help you gauge your progress as your fitness level and strength improves. And the variety is immense. I get bored doing the same thing in the gym every day. Crossfit has solved that for me. The workouts and moves and skills are different every day and there is a coach leading the group through the whole thing. Come try it! You'll be hooked!
I have to say, this CrossFit gym is spot on. To say that I have progressed is an understatement. Because of correct technique, constant coaching, and mobility I am not hurt at all. After going to another CrossFit gym in town for over 3 years, where I was consistently hurting myself, and my PR's stagnated. Thank you Chandler and Stephanie for a first class gym!!
I am very thankful that my other gym wasn't a good fit for me. Thank you to Chandler and Steph I am actually learning proper lifting techniques. It's been the best Crossfit gym I've been to so far. Keep up the great work!!!