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" 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.