“From my own experience, I can say, there is no place better. The concern for “your” goals/fitness/health are paramount. The CrossFit community as a whole is welcoming and 77 is a true family.”

Karen Baldwin joined the Crossfit 77 family in January 2013. She was 57 years old when she started 77 and she works as an Executive Recruiter. Here is a Karen’s story:

“I enrolled with CrossFit77 January 15, 2013. It was a big decision to try a Crossfit program, I knew it would be difficult and costly. Even though I had always been a athlete and physically active, I had let myself get so out of shape. The young coach taking my application asked me what I wanted to achieve. Lose weight of course! “Is that all?” he asked. No it wasn’t, I wanted to feel good about myself, be active without being winded, be agile, have stamina, and regain my youth. So I signed up for 3 classes a week in the evening. 77 was a whole new environment to me, the LOUD music, sweaty and muscled bodies everywhere, intrigued as I was, I had to ask myself…’is this for me?… is this me? ….Hell yeah, I want to look like them!’…156 is what I weighed when I began at 77, I weigh 130 now and lost 3 pant sizes. But weight is not the story. I am stronger and leaner than I have been in 30 years. My weight might have been less in my 30s, but I was never this strong. Nutrition classes were offered, so I went. Leaning more about my food consumption, how to count Macros, has given me the knowledge to focused on eating a balanced diet of protein, carbs and fat, not to say I don’t enjoy myself, but staying aware of my eating and sleeping keeps me on point to perform, have energy, and feel good. Maybe regaining my youth was an unrealistic goal, but I don’t feel my age, and I want to keep it that way.”