I first came to CrossFit South West Portland’s box two years ago in 2012. I was looking for a place to prepare for the rigors of my profession as a combat arms officer in the Army. What I found at CFSWP was a hardworking team of experienced coaches and a community of athletes from all backgrounds and at all levels of fitness that were welcoming, supportive and challenging of each other.
I trained primarily with Steve and Troy at CFSWP and each has a plethora of experience and training that has given them a diverse view on functional fitness. Their attention to Olympic form and the safety of their gym allows athletes to truly push themselves and improve their fitness regardless of age, level, and experience and without fear of injury.
My year working out at CFSWP reinforced my combat fitness and mental toughness, which paid dividends when I attended the US Army’s Infantry Officer Basic Course and the Ranger School in 2013. Having a powerful combat chassis (legs and core) helps me daily to push myself, carry more weight at a faster pace and lead from the front. The coaches at CFSWP took my goals into consideration and helped me create a program to reach them. I look forward to the next time I get to smash a WOD with the CFSWP team.
Lieutenant, US Army Infantry
Assault Platoon Leader
CrossFit SW Portland
Thanks Chris L. for sharing your experience at CFSWP, Congrats on your achievements! We love hearing from our members on how CF has changed their lives or helped them achieve their goals! We look forward to following your journey and hope to see you at the box for a workout when you are in town next! #Community #CFResults