“I’m proof that CrossFit isn’t just for the young and fit…. My daughter, a member of CrossFit Fortis, tried to convince me to join ever since I retired several years ago. “There is no way I can do that”, I said. I’d seen the group workouts and I felt intimidated. Eventually she wore me down and I agreed to try one of their free sessions offered on Saturday mornings.
As it turned out, I didn’t have to keep up with anyone else. Dan Baribeau, the owner and coach, scaled everything to a level I could handle and I ended up working as hard as everyone else at a pace that was safe and doable for me. Those who were more experienced ended up cheering me on as I finished the WOD (workout of the day)! I was hooked. Since then I have seen the improvements and the progress I’ve made. And now my friends look at me and say there is no way they could do what I do. But I tell them “Yes, you can”!! CrossFit Fortis is a welcoming and friendly place and members become a “family”, regardless of age or fitness level. It’s a healthy and fun part of my day and I recommend it to everyone!”
– Sandy Stefanik-Stokoe