CrossFit: Not My Idea

It was not my idea to begin CrossFit. My daughter began doing CrossFit with a friend in Fort Lauderdale. She thought I would benefit from CrossFit, so when I was visiting over Christmas in 2015, she researched the CrossFit boxes in the Grand Rapids area, thought...

Giving Up is Not an Option

For those of you who don’t know, I have an old back injury that has given me on and off issues since high school. About a year or so ago, it started to flare up really bad. After about 5 days of severe back pain and spasms, I finally saw a doctor. I was...

Still Improving

My athletic background includes playing just about every main stream sport from the age of 5 through to competing on the Track team at University of Michigan. After college I maintained physical fitness playing intramural and recreation sports while hitting the...

Looking for the “Next”

My journey to CrossFit….All my life I have been an athlete. I’ve played just about everything. The transition out of college sports was very difficult for me. You lose structure, accountability, and the down right obligation of it all. In an attempt to find something...

Trying My Best

I have always been active in some sort of way my entire life. I’ve enjoyed everything from golf, martial arts, running, and playing in general. None of it compares to the joy I get from showing up at Friction CrossFit and sweating along side everyone else. I...

Opportunity for Better

A year ago, I saw an ad on Facebook for the New You Challenge and it ate at me how badly I needed a change in my life.  Instead of overthinking it, I walked into Friction and my life truly has changed ever since.  I’ve challenged myself to do things I never thought I...