Last year I had an unpleasant experience the first time I tried to see what CrossFit is all about. The other week I received a mailer alerting me that the gym I previously attended was now offering CrossFit. I got a little a excited because it's a really nice gym with pleasant clients and trainers. There was also a coupon for a free introductory class. I thought, great! I'm feeling stronger, it's probably time for me to get moving and lifting again so I called to check it out. The person I spoke with gave me the trainer's number so I could set up the intro class.
Shortly after, I was at the customer appreciation/grand reopening day at my local health food store, which happens to be right near the gym. It was buzzing and full of people. I recognized a few of the gym people there, who were passing out information at the event. I approached one of the women and said hello. She said she recognized me, too. We chatted for a few moments and I asked her about the classes. It turns out she's Cathy, the trainer who is running the CrossFit classes. She was very encouraging and said the intro class is a fitness assessment to see where the new clients are at so she can set up appropriate workouts that would fit their needs and help them reach their goals. I asked a few questions about modifying for recovered injuries and she said all the right things. I told her I would call her asap to set up my intro.
I called as soon as I got home, left a message on her voicemail. And guess what? No call back. And that was like three weeks ago. So do I scrap the idea of wanting to try CrossFit, or do I try again? It's discouraging because it's something I want to try but I'm not sure I'm willing to put myself out there just to be shot down again.