Jon Lord My CFMH Story

“I have gotten to know Jon over the past 1.5 years, and it has been great to see his growth. Jon is a quiet, laid back guy in the gym; and even though he doesn’t make a big fuss, he’s always ready to throw down some weight, and push himself in the workouts.
He’s eager to learn and apply what he’s given. It’s been fun to see him become more and more a staple part of our community. An avid sports fan (he works for CBS!), he doesn’t let his busy work and travel schedule keep him from making it in on the regular.”
– Coach Brianna

What was your mental and physical state like before you found CrossFit Memorial Hill? I was generally tired and stressed too often.

What did the frustration feel like as you tried to solve those issues on your own? It was very frustrating, knowing I had done it before and not being able to stick with anything.

What was different about The Hill KC than other fitness program you’ve tried? The Coaches and the Community.

Describe the moment when you realized working out at The Hill was actually helping to improve your mental state or physical challenges? It didn’t take long, going through Fundamentals with Coach Brianna was a very rewarding experience which helped get me started again. The way she coaches, teaches, motivates and cares I am extremely grateful for.

What got you through the door that first day? Honestly I’m not sure, but I consider myself very lucky for trying The Hill. I had gone to another CrossFit gym for a few years but had stopped going due to changing jobs and fitting it in a new schedule, etc. I had been trying to get back into a routine and eventually convinced myself to try The Hill.

What physical challenges were you facing? I was facing various nagging injuries (ankle, knee, back, and shoulder) at times and was never able to get into a consistent routine on my own.

What would you tell someone afraid to try CrossFit at The Hill? Try it, you won’t regret it. There’s something for everyone no matter where you are starting out.

What motivates you to work out? First and foremost I enjoy it, but also a desire to be in good health as my nieces and nephews grow up.

What is something you are proud of? I’m most proud of the progress I’ve made since I started in mid 2017.

What goals are you working towards? A lot, but probably the top goals are consistent attendance, gymnastics movements, and rowing technique.

Anything else you’d like to share with The Hill? I’d just like to say Thank You!

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