I was first introduced to CrossFit through practicing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. I noticed some of the top competitors at tournaments were sporting CrossFit T-shirts. I thought nothing of it until I was at practice sparring with an opponent and thinking “this guy is not getting tired.” Afterwards he told me that he owed his conditioning to CrossFit and that I definitely need to check it out.
With a busy work schedule and a young family, I couldn’t afford to spend a lot of time to stay in shape. I found that you could get in the best shape in a fraction of the time because it works. I liked that CrossFit was modern, scientific and empirical, and basically the way the body was meant to train. Beyond the results, beyond exercise and fitness, I was attracted to the community. I found how amazing and supportive CrossFit culture is and I wanted to raise my family with this healthy lifestyle.
OV FIT, CrossFit Ocean View and Gustavo Machado Norfolk in just a few months have developed an awesome atmosphere for training. The community of members and staff are magical and I am very excited to be a part of the team. We are definitely the place to train in Norfolk and we will stop at nothing until we are a top program on the East Coast.