Before I moved to the area I was involved in CrossFit at another gym. After I moved here I thought that I could do the same exercises and routine on my own. I joined a YMCA and began to work out. I soon realized that CrossFit is not just "functional movements performed at high intensity"...it is also about the community. I made an appointment to meet with Nina and began working out at CFMF immediately. It did not take long at all for me to be brought into the fold. I find that I work harder with a good team behind me. My team (6am - shout out!) is there to push me, motivate me, and challenge me. I have seen more gains with a team than I ever would have on my own. I may not be ripped as I would like at 51, but I am in better shape than I was at 25 and that is thanks to my 6am team and my CFMF-CFGD family.