I joined CrossFit Laguna Niguel about 9 months ago. I have been into weight training for more then 20 years and even did a couple of body building shows, but wanted to try something different. Looking through my local newspaper, I saw a coupon for a free Crossfit class, tried it and was hooked! I've been going 5-6 days a week ever since. It was exactly what I was looking for. I have lost about 15 lbs., gotten stronger, and feel great. There is a friendly competitive element, but also a great comraderie amoungst the members. The coaching staff is top notch, and the facility is kept clean and organized. I highly recommend anyone looking to change it up or even to start a workout program, check out CrossFit Laguna Niguel too! You will be hooked!
I have played soccer as a youth, collegiately, and professionally abroad. After my career was over, I struggled to find a way to tap into my tenacious and internal competitor. I have never been one for the big box gyms and struggled to work in the weight training I needed to compliment running, soccer, and hiking. At some points, I became so frustrated with my boring routine I would take weeks or months off from physical activity.
In 2011, I discovered Crossfit at another gym. I loved the Crossfit concept immediately and finally felt like the "old me". I lasted 2 months, but became frustrated with the lack of comradery and social inclusion among the members.
Fast forward a year later and I have been a member of Crossfit Laguna Niguel for 6 months. CrossFit Laguna Niguel has the recipe you are looking for in a complete box. The workouts kick your butt, the coaches pay attention to your individual needs and offer actual coaching, and the members are friendly, energetic, and completely compliment the gym's atmosphere.
I am 28 years old and am stronger than I was when lifting in college. I have been injury free for over a year and I owe that to strategic workouts at CrossFit Laguna Niguel and the coaches who make sure you do the lifts RIGHT. I love the focus you feel when you are mid-WOD and the competitor inside takes completely over–it's the best stress reliever and you leave the gym feeling great!
Having spent many years working out at the gym without accomplishing my fitness goals, I decided to try CrossFit for something new. From the first moment I met the coaching team at CrossFit Laguna Niguel, I knew they had passion for the programs they provide their members. They have been very sensitive to my personal fitness needs and continuously help me work towards my goals. The CrossFit Laguna Niguel team are not trainers, they are truly coaches who want their members to succeed. They keep the workouts always fresh and new so nothing becomes a routine. In the first month of training under their supervision, I have already surpassed several interim objectives. I have recommended CrossFit Laguna Niguel to my all family and friends. My regular CrossFit workouts are now much more fun and it is rewarding to see my progress and results.
I started at Crossfit Laguna Niguel 5 months ago as a complete beginner and instantly became addicted. Matt is a fantastic trainer. Although his workouts are intense and challenging, he keeps you motivated. I can't thank Matt enough for the varied workouts which are a combination of body weight exercises, weight training and cardio. The personal training, nutritional educating, the motivating and committed hours that he dedicates to his gym, and the physical changes to my body keep me coming each and every week. I have more strength, increased energy, and I am getting stronger each week. I look forward to each and every workout as it enables me to keep up in my busy world and set a good example to my children.
The number of class offerings allows ample opportunity to make it to the gym. Sweating it out alongside the great people that come to Crossfit Laguna Niguel is so much better than training alone. I look forward to the laughter, camaraderie, friendly competition and encouragement. No matter what your age or physical shape, give this a try, you will love it!