Taking the leap to try an unconventional “gym”, in a block warehouse, was the best decision I have ever made. I was a soccer player from the age of 4 and through college. Once I graduated I was unsatisfied with my boring workout regimen, running miles alone and having no coach or teammates around to push me, I needed something different. I knew nothing about this gym called PSKC, but I knew there were people having LOTS of fun and working out in a totally different way than I was familiar with. I was encouraged by a couple ladies who worked out there, to contact Dale, the owner, about taking the intro class.So I did! Dale was not overly eager and gave no sales pitch, but he said “come down and check it out”. I was intimidated and unsure how I would like it, since I had never lifted weights, knew nothing about how to lift weights, and I definitely did NOT want to “get bulky”. I was only looking to sweat and get my heart pumping. What I received from this place was so much more than I could have ever dreamed.
First of all, Dale turned out to be an awesome Coach & friend! Even though he didn’t give me a sales pitch as to why I should try his gym, and didn’t promote the million benefits, he is a wealth of knowledge and our biggest cheerleader. He has a confidence in your abilities before you ever realize it is there yourself. I’m blessed and thankful that God chose Dale to start PSKC, because it would not be the same without him at the forefront.
Second, my perception of lifting weights was totally wrong. I didn’t realize that women can lift weights and be strong and beautfiul. Lifting weights is not only for men, it’s for everyone! You don’t became the hulk from lifting a little weight, but rather strong, capable, and toned, what a great benefit to working out! The encouragement & teaching from the coaches was a great place to begin. It was not a place of people staring and judging, but rather fun, support, and hard work among friends. There was no certain body type, age, size, or skill level. It was a diverse atmosphere with coaches who truly care about our safety and technique with every single movement. I was hooked! I quickly learned what it felt like to do movements like a strict pull up and proper push ups, I was gaining confidence in a new way, and this is where I wanted to spend every day! I came here to simply exercise and sweat but PSKC has became my favorite place to spend my time and some of my best friends (more like family) are here. We laugh, scream, sweat, cry, dance, cheer, & mostly smile together every day. It is a place that can’t be explained unless you experience it! After 3 years of Crossift I became a Level 1 Crossfit Trainer and couldn’t be more blessed and happy to spread my passion and knowledge of fitness to anyone I’m able to! I look forward to being a part of the plans God has for the future of PSKC!!
Cindi Hay – AKA Psycho
Crossfit Level 1,