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“Everything about who we become in the gym is earned, not given. I’ll take the rope burns, the bumps, the bruises, and the ridiculous amount of sweat my body produces if it means I can do more, run faster, climb higher, and prove to myself that I am enough day in and day out.”
What surprised me the most, were the people who stopped their workouts to say “You can do it!” or “Great job–keep it up!” It was my first taste of the amazing Sabertooth community and a moment I will never forget.
Do I have the body of a fitness model? Do I like burpees? No and no. But I like how I look and how I feel. And I even like when burpees are in a workout, because the challenge gives me a high. In a nutshell, CrossFit gave me a much needed reboot to be the healthy, happy person I ought to be.
Along the way I’ve met some really awesome people that I love competing with and competing against. There’s always someone nearby to give you a “you got this” or a “looking good – keep pushing.” When you’re sweaty, tired, exhausted – someone will grab a couple of your weights and help you put your stuff away. We push each other to try new things, to go faster, to lift heavier, and to tell better jokes.

I was nervous for what was going to happen and what people were going to think. They’d surely think I wouldn’t belong in a CrossFit gym… And then it turns out, people were extremely friendly and supportive. No judgement. People were cheering me on before they had even met me.

Let us introduce you to Kat, a Sabertooth member since January 2017! Not only is Kat a workhorse in the gym, she is also a top tier Roller Derby athlete! Through a mix of group classes, personal training, and individual programming, Kat has taken full advantage of everything we offer at Sabertooth to take her Derby game to the next level. She is a joy to have at the gym — you know there will always be fun times if she’s in the class!
Joanna has been a member of Sabertooth since summer 2016. She is dedicated, upbeat, and has incredible work ethic — you’ll often see her hanging out after the class workout is over, racking up meters on the rower, or working on pull ups. Recently we re-tested CrossFit Open 17.2, which has lots of pull ups. In last year’s Open she got stuck at the pull ups and failed to record a rep, but this year at the re-test she got through 32 reps of unassisted pull-ups! It has been a joy for us to guide her in her fitness journey, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.
Caroline has been a member of Sabertooth since the garage gym days! There’s never a dull moment when CJ is around. We love having Caroline at the gym not just because of her great attitude and hark work, but also for her sense of humor (which you’ll get a nice taste of in her writing) and willingness to help anyone, with anything. Here’s what she had to say about her fitness journey so far!