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Equipment Loan Program

Gym Owners,

Here is the document for our Equipment Loan Program during the COVID-19 gym closure.

Any current member can come in and sign out equipment. To allow for as many members as possible to take advantage of this program, we’ve created some packages that you can follow:

  1. Strength Package: Dumbell or Barbell and plates
  2. Circuit Package: Wallball, Kettlebell, and Jump Rope
  3. Bodyweight Package: No equipment

This program has saved our membership by offering Home Training Programs using SugarWOD and a Private FB Group for communication.

-Hope this helps!

Mario Ashley, MBA

Owner, CrossFit Naples

 

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Athlete Spotlight: Michelle C.

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? Mainly Cardio and Yoga. I was a gymnast for 12 years and I played softball and soccer as a child. 

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I took a Bootcamp class years ago at a CrossFit gym.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? I don’t remember what the first workout was but I remember afterward I was exhausted 

Favorite CF Movements: All of the weightlifting exercises. 

Least Favorite Movements: Wall balls

Favorite Cheat Meal: Cookies 

Favorite Healthy Meal: Spinach salad with goat cheese and cranberries 

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you? I meditate daily.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? I have lost fat and am more toned. I am also much stronger and have more energy. 

What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit? My health and fitness goals have completely shifted from weight loss goals to strength training goals and skill goals. 

Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit? Do not be afraid and make sure your nutrition is in check. 

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I do yoga and I keep a garden. I love to travel and I am a regular at the beach! I coach girls soccer and I love to watch sports. I am a pescatarian and an excellent baker. 

 

Exercise has made me everything that I am today

As a young boy, physical activity was something that I never thought about. It was just something we did for fun. A typical day included riding my bike around town to hang out with friends… followed by pick up football and basketball games until the sun went down.

You don’t really see that anymore.

As I got older exercise became a passion of mine.

The harder I worked the better I looked and felt about myself. It was addicting.

This led me to showing others what I was learning. I still remember in college when I was supposed to be having an open discussion about Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet I was secretly reading personal training articles on exercises I was going to perform later that day with a friend.

This passion turned into a business. Opening CrossFit Naples has been one of my greatest life achievements. As busy as I get I have never forgotten my first love. Exercise will always have a place in my heart. Its part of me.

I don’t pretend I’m some Olympian training 2 hours a day. Most workouts last less than 15 minutes. I workout because it makes me happy.

Without exercise in my life I never feel complete.

It has taught me so many valuable lessons.

I would consider my strengths as disciplined and mentally tough. These were only learned through exercise over the last 15 years.

I’m grateful everyday that I get to train. Whether it’s with a friend or by myself I count my blessings for the opportunity to move the way I do.

I don’t know where I would be without exercise.