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Todd Badger has made some incredible changes over the last year+ here at Moxie. He also just finished his second “I Am CrossFit Moxie” Challenge and has a few things to say about it. This is an amazing story and just a fantastic human being.
“Coming to Crossfit Moxie was one of the best decision’s I have ever made. To say this place has changed my life is an understatement. During high school and college I was a competitive swimmer. After I stopped swimming and exercising I became unmotivated and couldn’t keep up with an exercise program for any longer than a three-month period. By not staying physically active and eating poorly, I gained weight fast. In August of 2010 I actually weighed in at 369 pounds at a doctor’s appointment and my blood pressure read 180/120 and the doctor told me I needed to lose weight and start an exercise program immediately. I joined a local gym and was doing really well losing some weight, but as always when the three-month mark came up I found a reason to quit. So in August of 2011 I tried again to join a local gym and within 3 months I stopped losing weight and was not getting any stronger. I was starting to get bored working out at the gym. So at a personal training appointment my trainer told me she worked out at Crossfit Moxie. I decided to Google Crossfit Moxie and was amazed about all the great reviews from everyone and I thought I should give them a call.
Once I contacted Chris and told him a little bit about me he encouraged me to come in and give Moxie a try. After my 1st week in the Elements class with Suzy and Chris I was hooked. Everything I did seemed so difficult but I think that is what I loved about Crossfit Moxie it really encouraged me to come everyday and try harder to improve.
My first few months at Moxie I was so heavy I couldn’t do any of the running workouts because my knees were in so much pain. Many of the lifts were painful for my wrists and back too. With a little perseverance and the help of the Moxie coaches I was able to get past the pain and started to improve in every area.
I never ate or had any knowledge about the Paleo Crossfit Diet before coming to Moxie. At first the change was challenging but after I lost 30 pounds in 8 weeks that was all the motivation I needed to really get me going. I had most of my meals all planned everyday. Each week I seemed to get stronger and stronger from the WOD’s and the diet. I was really doing some amazing things: Running, Rowing like a beast, biking fast, and getting stronger fast, nailing all my PR’s at every workout.
After working out 5-6 times a week at Moxie, I have come a long way. Just after 6 months I am great at pushups, and have become a strong rower. I have seen huge gains in my strength and endurance as well. One of the great things about Moxie is the constant challenge to do new things and try things that are not in your comfort zone, which is also what makes it so fun.
The Moxie coaches are some of the best coaches I have ever been around. They are very knowledgeable about crossfit, strength training, gymnastics, and endurance training and what it means to be an athlete at any age, and skill level. I felt Eric, Chris, and Ben really took me under their wings and believed in my goals and me. With their motivation every day it made it easy to come to Moxie and give 110% every day. After about 9 months I started to really kill my PR’s weekly knocking off minutes on my biking/rowing, and going up in many of my lifts by 40-80lbs.
In addition to the amazing coaches there is an amazing community at Crossfit. I had a handful of people who really helped and supported me everyday. There is nothing like the feeling of thinking you can’t do one more push up and then you hear people cheering for you.
I Finished the Crossfit Moxie Challenge in December of 2012 and lost 18 lbs of fat in 7 weeks. Over the past two years I have lost 102 pounds (I have lost 62 pounds since joining Crossfit Moxie in about one year). I have more then reached my goals here at Crossfit Moxie. This crossfit gym has changed my life in so many ways. At age 37 I am in the best shape of my life. I can lift over 200 lbs in almost every Olympic Lift, and I am improving daily on all of my gymnastic skills, and have become one hell of a rower/biker. Thank You Crossfit Moxie!”