January 2013

Since coming in the door in March of this year, Nat has been steadily becoming a better, more proficient Crossfitter.  His consistent training and super positive attitude have helped him get faster, fitter, and stronger.  As coaches, we all look forward to seeing Nat come in as he is easy to coach and never complains.

It has been fun to watch Nat get his T2B, pull ups, DUs and work on other skills.

We look forward to 2013 with Nat coming in and continuing on his journey with us, great work Nat!


My experience at BCF has been an immensely positive one since the first day I stepped through that ominous solid metal door.

Like many people, I was hesitant to venture into the world of CrossFit . I hadn’t done much research on it, but used to work next door to a CrossFit  gym. It really cracked me up how much noise they could make during their workouts with all the weights banging to the ground. I have always lived a somewhat active lifestyle, or so I thought, so I was never too worried about being out of shape. Yeah I was skinny, but I was “skinny fat”.  Years ago I delved into P90X, completed one full 90-day cycle and got into pretty decent shape, again or so I thought. I liked the program and had fun, but then came time to start it again, which I did, but didn’t complete. Over the next couple years I tried to start it again and again and again, but it just wasn’t doing it for me. Boredom had set in. I kept on telling myself, why do I need to join a CrossFit  gym if I have P90X at home? Duh!

So I walk into BCF and meet Mike. I had heard that you really should walk into a gym and get a feel for it, the people, and the community before signing up. Mike’s big smile and welcoming attitude gave me an instant great feeling for BCF. While we were talking, one of the athletes, I think it was Darcy, walked by and said “Be careful, this is strangely addictive.” I was intrigued. I signed up.

By the end of On Boarding, yup, I was addicted. No doubt about it. Then came my first WOD. I can’t remember what it was, but part of it involved KBS, running, and pull-ups. Before the WOD, Bryan asked me if I could do any pull-ups. Sure I said, but when I got on the bar, not a chance, not a one. So I did negatives during the WOD. That WOD nearly killed me.  That was back in April 2012.

After recovering and taking a month off during the summer, I pretty much make the trip to BCF five days week, the only way to feed the addiction right? And I have seen some tremendous results in my strength and abilities; the high point being the completion of Angie, RX. If you’re not familiar with that one, it includes 100 pull-ups, and I did them all.

I can honestly say that this is the best shape I have ever been in my life and am having a fantastic time. The Tough Mudder is coming up in June (let me know if you want to join the BCF team). There is no way I would have ever considered doing something like that before. BCF and CrossFit  have given me the confidence and the tools to do it. And I just cannot wait. Thank you Mike, Bryan, Val, Christine, Melissa, and the whole BFC community for what you have done for me and so many others. Looking forward to an amazing 2013.

Nat Brockman


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