I enjoy going to CrossFit Leesville because it is a tight knit group of people who share the same passion as I do, fitness. The environment is like a community where everyone is welcome, regardless of what shape a person is in. Everyone helps each other out and there is support without any judgement. When I left the Army five years ago, it has been difficult to find that feeling of belonging to something everywhere that I went. The athletes and coaches of CrossFit Leesville provide that & you can’t help but to want to get better. I will continue working out at CrossFit Leesville so that I can continue to improve my weaknesses until they are stronger than my strengths, and help others to do the same.
Hi my name is Amanda Engel. My whole life I have struggled with my weight and being healthy. I was never the one to want to go to the gym or to run or to workout. In fact I hated the thought. I would go through periods In my life where I would workout but never to my full potential. Something somewhere always stopped me. I could blame it on life but honestly. It was all me. I let myself get to these points. I could also blame pregnancy but let’s get real. I didn’t care what I ate because “I was eating for two”. I let myself go completely and by the time I had my son on June 7 2018 I was pushing 225. I had never felt so low about myself. I decided something needed to change. It was time to take charge of my life. In August when I first started my CrossFit journey I never thought I would be doing the things that I am doing today. I have lost a total of 57 lbs. .
CrossFit Leesville has changed my life in so many ways. The coaches and members are some of the most incredibly people I have ever met in my life. They push me and encourage me to be my best self. They pick me up when I am down and they are always there to offer a friendly smile and a sweaty high five after a brutal WOD.
Everyone starts somewhere. Everyone has their own journey. Never doubt yourself. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve if you just let yourself!
What I like most about CrossFit Leesville is that everyone is there to help you and not judge you. I continue to go because everyone makes you feel so welcomed and it’s like you’re part of a family.
I joined CrossFit Leesville back in October 2015. This has been one of the best decisions of my life. The coaches are amazing!!! Always there to help. Give an encouraging word. The members are also amazing. When I felt that I couldn’t, everyone there showed me I could. #CrossFitForLife #FunctionalFitness