Crossfit Greenwood brings together people from all walks of life. No matter how new or how long you’ve been doing Crossfit, when you walk through those doors, you become part of a family. This month we would like to celebrate two of our family members at CFG that joined us back in 2015. However, just like in Crossfit, you constantly move forward to better yourself, Jonathan Shelor and Ryan Patrick will be moving to the next chapters of their lives outside of Greenwood, South Carolina.
Jonathan, the father of 5, started Crossfit shortly after being diagnosed with high blood pressure & high cholesterol levels at the age of 32. He made the decision to start Crossfit because he wanted to live a healthy life. Since then he has lost 20 pounds, and his levels are back to normal. “I knew if I wanted to be around to see them grow up I had to make a change. Crossfit has helped me reach my goals and get in better health overall for my family and myself.” -Jonathan Shelor
Ryan decided he was bored with the everyday basic gym routine with no visible progress. He heard about Crossfit Greenwood from friends and that it offered constantly varied, high-intensity workouts based around functional fitness and decided he was ready for a challenge. Since starting Crossfit, he’s noticed there is always improving and results to be seen, whether it’s finally mastering his double unders or completing his first competition. The whole experience is a great feeling and sense of accomplishment.
Jonathan and his family will be relocating to Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina to take a position as the pastor of a church. Ryan will be moving to Minnesota to take on a new job. Ryan & Jonathan shared their advice for anyone new or thinking about joining Crossfit Greenwood, and they would like them to know: “Stick with it because it really just keeps getting better. Be open to trying new things. Being part of and in such a positive environment is better than any therapy could accomplish.” -Ryan Patrick. “It may seem intimidating at first, but everything is scalable to what your fitness level is. The people at Crossfit Greenwood are wonderful and encouraging people. Justin is a great coach and even better person. He has helped me achieve things that I never thought were possible.”- Jonathan Shelor
Although we will miss both Jonathan & Ryan, we want to wish them both the best of luck and no matter what, the two of you will always be a part of the CFG family!! Thanks for being an inspiration!