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Gym offers free first class for popular CrossFit workout

Posted at 6:22 AM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 11:24:08-04

WOODWAY, TX — CrossFit is growing in popularity after being founded by Greg Glassman in 2001.

The rise in CrossFit really started in 2014, when 10,000 CrossFit locations were reported. By the end of 2015 more than 15,000 locations opened in the United States.

Usually some are worried to try the new workout because they hear about the high intensity class and decide to stick to their normal treadmill workout. What some may not know is the sense of community that comes with each class.

"People look kind of intimidating when you first walk in, there's a lot of people here that have been doing this a long time," Kim Henderson said.

She has been participating in the workout for a year and half, her favorite part, not working out alone.

"There's a big sense of community, people will come up and say hey good job we all slap hands and bump fists at the end," Henderson said.

Trainers are by your side at all times, helping you with a modification if you need. From the fit to the not so fit anyone can participate in the workout.

"It's for everybody, its scalable for everybody. If you can't do a certain movement we'll take it down and do a different movement," said Mike Garcia, owner of CrossFit Missfits.

Garcia wanted to open his own facility because he was out of shape himself. A drinker, smoker and with a baby on the way he decided to make a change.

"I weighed 230 pounds at one time," Garcia said. "I wanted to enjoy life without sitting down and resting."

Garcia opened CrossFit Missfits in 2011, with classes growing and more taking an interest to the workout they offer a free class for anyone wanting to try it.

"So that's kind of a great feeling you know, you have a lot of people in here that lose the weight they wanna lose but then go past that or gain the strength they want to gain but go past that as well," Garcia said.

Classes are every Saturday at 9 a.m. you're welcome to bring kids and anyone 14 or older can participate in the workout. For anyone still worried to start the sport, Henderson says to just jump in.

"They will help you and you just have to ask and get in their and do it. Sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet and get it done," Henderson said.

For more information on CrossFit Missfits visit their website.