WOW, I cannot believe I’ve been with Defiant CrossFit for a full year. Shortly after I turned 35, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, also known as MS. It’s a lifelong autoimmune condition that affects the brain and central nervous system. If poorly managed, MS can put you in a wheelchair or require assistance when walking. There is a whole list of other issues that come with MS.
When I turned 39, I decided to fight MS. That’s when I got a wild hair and joined Defiant CrossFit. I was very weak when I started. I had no endurance, no stamina, no muscle tone, nothing! My focus was not to lose weight or tone up, none of that sexy stuff. Rather, it was about moving and maintaining my independence. It has not been easy, but if it were easy it would not create change.
I just turned 40 in July (2013) and I love life. I no longer take daily injections to manage my MS. I can go all day without fatigue. I can run a 3k with no issues. I can load my ice chest, get into a deadlift position and lift the ice chest into my trunk. Now that’s what I call sexy!
If you are on the fence about joining Defiant CrossFit, let me tell you what you will find:
- Trained coaches that truly care about your fitness goals
- An amazing community that supports each other
- WODs that will challenge you
- An opportunity that will change your life
I hope to see you at the gym so together we can: 3 … 2 … 1 … GO!
I started at Defiant Crossfit in May of 2013 and it has changed my life in more positive ways than I can even describe. Prior to this, I was mainly doing Jillian Michaels videos in my garage, but wanting something more challenging. I had tried Crossfit briefly the year before, but due to location issues, was unable to continue. Crossfit is hard, especially if you are new to athletics/sports in general - but the Defiant Crossfit owners, coaches, and athletes are some of the most amazing and supportive individuals I have ever known. Not only did they welcome me into the "box" with open arms and endless support, they also helped me quit smoking - from a pack a day to NONE, it has been 72 days and I have not looked back. I cannot recommend Defiant Crossfit enough. One of the coolest things about Crossfit is every movement can be scaled to fit your needs, and the coaches at Defiant will work with you to see that you are completing the movements correctly first before adding on additional weight. Defiant Crossfit is also very clean, which is one complaint I have heard about other places. Well, not here - everyone helps maintain the equipment so it is in the best shape possible. If you are looking for an awesome workout with expert coaches and super supportive peers, stop looking and visit Defiant Crossfit now!! :-) ~ Tiffany
I have been into fitness for about 4 years now and in the past 6 months I have discovered crossfit. Prior to this was 24hr fitness where I had a personal trainer, took kickboxing classes, and of course worked out on my own. I came to Defiant looking for something different and was instantly hooked. It's nice not having to figure out what your next workout will be. I didn't know WODs would be so cardio intense. Every workout leaves me exhausted and wanting more. Although this is the only crossfit box I have been to, the coaches here are very friendly, knowledgable, and overall this is a great place to workout. ~William
I joined the Defiant Crossfit community two and a half years ago at the age of 51, and my life is changed forever! Defiant Crossfit is a gym fit for anyone, no matter your size, shape or age. Defiant Crossfit coaches treat everyone like an elite athlete, while scaling the workouts in order to avoid compromising form and, therefore, results. The Defiant Crossfit community is genuine and encouraging, and it has become part of my extended family. ~DeAnna
After watching a friend get in amazing shape and posting all of her fun workouts on Facebook, I was curious about what she was doing. I didn't really know what to expect from crossfit, but I joined her for the free intro week and loved the energy and team spirit from everyone at Defiant Crossfit. That was over 3 months ago and I am still loving it. Everyone is so encouraging and they modify everything for your fitness level. They also have a ton of class time for you to pick from during the week.
Anyone looking to tryout CrossFit, I would definitely recommend Defiant Crossfit. ~ Michelle
The people at this place have made me feel welcomed and have been very encouraging! I like that there seems to be no judgment, and that is hard to find! I started back in august. The coaches are inspiring and knowledgeable. IT IS CLEAN! I love it here! I encourage all fitness levels to try it, they are great at finding out what works for you. I forgot to mention the flexible classes. You don't have to have a set schedule. Being a nurse and having my schedule fluctuate as much as it does being able to choose what time is best for me on a daily basis has allowed me to get in more workouts, compared to if I was scheduled for a certain time. ~Aimee
I have done Crossfit for over two years now and recently joined Defiant's box....I am in love with the progress I have made here in the last three months...Simply said, the coaches care about every person in every class...the encouragement given in person and even on our facebook page is amazing...There isn't any special treatment to any one person more than another - we are all there to do our best and they encourage our best all the time. No drama, no cliques....people getting better as a crossfit family.
I have enjoyed the extra workout every other week during the community workouts and love the incentives available for more classes or discounts. Try it! You'll never know if you don't go..... ~ Sandi
I just moved to Texas from Ohio and I was looking for a good crossfit gym to try out, once I completed my first week I was hooked. They offer a good variety of times that works with my schedule, which was so important to me. The encouragement and friendliness you receive from everyone in the gym including the coaches was so incredible to see. They have made me feel so comfortable there and I would not go to any other gym. Its nice and refreshing to work out in a gym with intense workouts, and without being afraid of being judged but being empowered.. I would recommend Defiant CrossFit to everyone. Thank you Defiant CrossFit for helping me and making me feel so strong and powerful. ~Miranda
Dropped in for a class on 9/21/13. Defiant could not have been more welcoming. Coach Delanie expertly led the 8am class. We had athletes of all levels and she was great with everyone. A true testament to the inclusivity of CF and it's accessibility to everyone. If you are anywhere near Defiant stop in and have your a$$ handed to you. You won't regret it! ~Nathan
I started here in March of last year and it was the best thing I've ever done. I had been to a couple different places before but nothing compares to Defiant. The flexible schedule has been awesome because I have to juggle so many things and the days that I can go in are always changing. The coaches are amazing and everyone there is so supportive. Come in and give it a try...You'll love it too! ~Sherry
I haven't been a member for long but everyone makes you feel real welcome. The coaches are great as well. Plus they have a pretty good selection of class times. I can always find something no matter my schedule. ~Garrett
I joined Defiant in the summer of 2013 after working out at Gold's for a few months had left me wanting much, much more. The coaches here were very warm, welcoming, and encouraging from day one, not to mention extremely knowledgeable, personable, and downright damn good coaches. I have the utmost confidence in them, to say the least.
I have always been very self-conscious and anxious about going to a "gym" as I always felt like I wasn't good enough or strong enough, and didn't know enough. It's such an amazing feeling to be exercising in a group environment like Defiant, with words of encouragement and technique from the coaches throughout the workout. I am very proud to be a part of the Defiant community! I've gotten to know so many incredible, awesome people since joining three months ago, and I'm so grateful! I can honestly say my life has changed thanks to joining this great team! ~Jeremy
Defiant CrossFit is an awesome CrossFit gym. The trainers are excellent, and everyone in the classes are great to train with. There are a good variety of class schedules that really help to accommodate the gym members. The workouts are extremely effective at building strength, reducing body fat, and just becoming more fit. Each workout is different. Having constantly varied workouts done at a high intensity makes it effective. As well as the exercises, which are all very functional.
Coupled with the nutrition coaching that they give, results occur at a very rapid rate. I recommend to anyone looking to get in better shape to give Defiant CrossFit a try. ~ Wayne