Crossfit has helped change not only how I look but my outlook and how I live my life. I have gained a new sense of self, and a new family that understands the struggles, the ups and downs and is always there to encourage you. Not sure where I'd be without my Crossfit family   ~ Amy Watry



"A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you could be who you've always known you can be."
This quote can't sum up my appreciate for you and that shed any better. IF has exposed and exploited my worst enemy, my worst flaw, and my worst critic. Myself. Today I stand next to that 'before picture' and can do nothing but smile and be SO proud for so many reasons. You haven't just changed my appearance, you've changed my lifestyle and my attitude. Because of this community I have gotten through one of the toughest times in my life and cannot be any more grateful for the people I am surrounded with in each and every WOD. Thank you for creating my happy place!     ~ Jessica Schneider

 This picture is from June 2017. It was only 4 months ago. This was the heaviest I've EVER been in my life. I guess I had just given up. I could literally cry looking at that horrible image. But then the happy tears come looking at the picture on the right! That was taken this very morning! I work hard and hold myself accountable for my way of life. It's amazing what a little push and a great group of people standing behind you can do! ~Tanya Ayla



I started CFIF in Feb of 2016 after about a year long "maternity leave". I was at my heaviest after three kids. I don't even know what I weighed. I couldn't fathom stepping on the scale. I finished most workouts last, but got the loudest cheers and so much encouragement from the other athletes. After a few short months, Sandra could see a change in my body. Me being my own worst critic, could not. She encouraged me and took pictures to show my how my body was changing. Not only did Sandra and CFIF play an integral part in my weight loss, but she has made me stronger physically and mentally. I have tried and accomplished so many things with the encouragement of my coach and the amazing community/family at CFIF. I don't know what I would do without this box!  ~Amy Langland

I started training with Sandra 3x a week in July of 2013. This before picture was taken after consistent workouts but also continuing to eat foods that I have eaten my entire life and drinking alcohol. I always stayed within 5-10 pounds for as long as I can remember. My before picture was taken November 4, 2016 and I remember at that time I was feeling like the workouts were getting really hard and I wasn’t enjoying them. The after picture was taken in October 2017 and there is a 35# difference. In this last year, I have cleaned up my diet and eliminated alcohol. I still eat foods I love, I just started counting macros and eating more balanced. My fat stripped off and the muscle that I was building up over the years finally started to show. I started enjoying workouts again pretty quickly and increased the workouts from 3 days a week to 4 and occasionally 5. I can’t believe how fast this year went by and how much my body has changed. Thanks to Sandra for continuing to push and challenge me and to all the CFIF peeps who make working out fun and therapeutic! I can’t imagine not having the CFIF family as part of my life! Everything is hard until it’s easy – you just have to start somewhere and be consistent!!  ~Jodi Keller



CrossFit IF is more then just a gym. It's done more for me then just change my body and I've gained so much more then just muscle. I've gained amazing friendships, confidence and I love that everyone there is in it together constantly lifting each other up and giving encouragement. My anxiety has been minimized which makes my day to day life easier and instead of dreading going to workout it is actually something I look forward to and I miss it if I can't go. Don't know what I would do without CFIF in my life love this place❤️  ~Cortney Borden

This place has changed my life physically and mentally. I didn’t work out at all and I hated the way I looked. Since starting at CFIF almost 3 years ago I have gained so much confidence and actually feel good about the way I look. I thought I needed to be a stick to look good, but I have learned that strong is beautiful. I am still a work in progress, but I have the tools I need to get to where I want to be and that is all because of Sandra and all of the encouraging people I have met along the way at CFIF~Amber Koehler



I remember before I started at CFIF I thought that this is it! I am a busy working mother of 3 in her late thirties, this is just what happens, and this is how my body is going to look. I had so many friends that kept talking about this amazing place called Inspiring Fitness. When they would tell me the things they did I thought to myself yeah right! I can't do that!! But as the number on the scale kept slowly increasing I knew I had to do something! So I decided to check it out. I am so glad I did! It was one of the best decisions I have made. It sure wasn't easy to start and it definitely took some time for me to be able to do some of the movements and feel comfortable. Some time and consistency definitely helped. I never thought I would look the way I do today and I absolutely never thought I would be able to do the things I can do today. CFIF is definitely more then just a place I go to workout, it's like another family. I am so grateful for this wonderful place!!                             ~Julia Miller Inglese

I started Crossfit prior to my wedding last year in 2016. I knew I needed to lose weight so I felt better in my dress. I remember sitting at work feeling depressed and wondering how the heck I let myself get "this way." So I finally bit the bullet and bought a membership. I remember feeling very nervous about trying this. Even though I played sports and was athletic all throughout school-this was something new to me that definitely put me out of my comfort zone. My first workout definitely was not the prettiest...but I finished it. Something lit up inside me and I couldn't get enough. I was in love with the atmosphere, the new friends I was making, and the dedication Sandra had towards my goals. She knew exactly how to push me and get me out of my comfort zone.  And for this-I could not be more grateful. I shortly realized that it wasn't about being skinny-it was about feeling strong. I know I will never be a size 2-and I am okay with this. Being strong is one of the most empowering feelings I have ever had. Not only is Sandra my coach, but she turned into one of the most trustworthy friends and an unbelievable role model. Without this "old shed" in my life-I have no idea where my life would have led me. I know for sure that I wouldn't have a loving marriage, successful career, or such a great bond with family and friends. Being here has made me believe in myself again-and for this-I could never be more grateful. My only regret is that I didn't start sooner.   ~Jen Stern



I was always the skinny girl in high school and that continued into my college years until I moved into my first house and started buying food on my own. Being a poor college student I went for the cheap stuff which happened to never be the healthy stuff. I didn't pack on the freshman 15, I packed on the junior 30. After I got my first adult job I started working with two very active people. One of which was a Crossfitter. I confided in her how unhappy I was with my body and how I was completely lost on how to make any positive changes in my life. She invited me to a "bring a friend" Crossfit class at CFIF and after attending I was sore for about ONE WHOLE WEEK! But I was hooked! I signed up for my first month and never looked back. CFIF gave me my life back. It has helped me find the strong and healthy woman I always wanted to be but couldn't get to on my own. Now, almost two years later I have lost 20 pounds but I no longer step on the scale because that number doesn't matter to me anymore. I have gained so much more from this new family than I could ever lose in pounds, and for that I am forever grateful!     ~ Kristen Bustamante