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CrossFit Koncepts Testimonial from Teresa

TeresaHere is what Teresa, who has been working with us for over twelve years and is also a Coach, has to say about her experience training at CrossFit Koncepts is like:

If I had to put together a wish list of what I want to get out of a gym membership, it would be as follows:

  • A knowledgeable instructor who is interested in improving the quality of my life.
  • Something different and fun that’s going to make me want to come back day after day.
  • A community of amazing supportive people to work out with.

Lucky for me (and for you), this place not only exists, but it’s close by, and it has changed my life!  

A KNOWLEDGEABLE INSTRUCTOR – Michael A Krivka, Sr., Master RKC, a CrossFit gym owner for the last 15 years, and a martial arts instructor with over 45+ years of experience teaching and training. Not only is he one of the world’s finest kettlebell instructors, but there is also no one you will find locally who is more knowledgeable about fitness, or more dedicated to continuous improvement.  His focus is to help you be the best you can be. He’s not about competition, or PRs, or the fastest time.  He’s about helping you getting stronger, more mobile, and more flexible, using good form and staying safe, while having fun for the rest of your life.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT - It’s not your typical CrossFit gym, but more centered on the use of kettlebells and body weight exercises in the workouts.  While the workouts are challenging, they can be scaled to any level, and there is nothing that will make you feel more badass than swinging around a heavy kettlebell!  Classes are an hour.  Warm up, work out, cool down, you’re done.  That first class (ALMOST 12 YEARS AGO!?!) was the hardest I had ever worked out, but also the most fun I ever had working out up to that point.  I was 49 at the time.  It didn’t seem dangerous at all because someone was always watching me and willing to guide me to get my form right. Over time, I found out it is really hard work.  And at first, it’s common to think you can’t make it through the workout, but you do anyway.  Then something changes mentally, and you know you can do this.  It never stops being hard, you just get strong both physically and mentally.

TeresaAN AMAZING COMMUNITY – I cannot say enough about the family-like atmosphere Mike has created in which to train that includes clients from age 10 to 80; from military/law enforcement personnel to doctors to lawyers, to teachers, to social workers, to families, and their kids!  All of whom blend together seamlessly.  It’s a place where if you don’t show up to train for a couple of days, people call to see if you’re okay.  I’ve met some of the best friends of my life here – people I want to grow old with.  They host pot-luck cookouts on the summer holidays, a fun holiday party, poker nights, and birthday celebrations.  Members get together for breakfast on Sundays after the workout. I’ve done ropes courses and trained for a 5K with people I’ve met at CFK, both of which I never would have done without the self-confidence I gained from training there.  No matter how good (or bad) my day is, I always walk out feeling better than I did when I walked in partly from the adrenaline, and partly from seeing my friends.

To RECAP – CrossFit Koncepts is more than just a gym and Mike is so much more than just a trainer.  For me, CrossFit Koncepts improved the quality of my life immensely.  So, if you’re having trouble staying motivated in your current fitness regimen, or want to get one started, or just want to try something different, give Mike a call.  You’ll be really glad you did!


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