It’s Not Goodbye
This is definitely the hardest post I’ve ever written since opening FallOut CrossFit 2 years ago. I started CrossFitting 3 years ago and I haven’t looked back. When I had opened the gym we didn’t have really any members. It was a small group of people that wanted to share this thing we had discovered with the Tri Cities. Matt & Tammy were with FOCF from the start, holding workouts at Enterprise Middle School in West Richland, in 100*+ weather! I really owe a lot to these coaches. They are the glue that hold this place together through all the good times and the tough times. They were always there to help FOCF succeed in the most unselfish manner and have always held the betterment of their clients above their own self interests. Thank you for all that you guys have done and I appreciate you sticking with it and supporting me & FOCF through this venture. Especially to Matt who with 2 other jobs and a new family still found time to be at the gym to coach his students, thank you. FallOut CrossFit with the support of members present and past has been able to grow and become what we are today. We have gone through many changes as we’ve grown, and I’m sure there will be more to come. FallOut CrossFit was always suppose to be more than just a gym that people come to just workout. It is a community, a family of people that when times are at there toughest in the middle of the WOD that you have a whole group of people that are there to help pull you through. CrossFit has had a huge impact on my life and the lives of people I see come through the doors everyday. I am always so amazed at the effort that people put into bettering themselves and see it come out in the improvements in their overall health and fitness. FOCF has opened my eyes as to what is possible in life. Nothing is out of reach if you can put your mind to it and have the focus and vision to see what it is you want to achieve. I have made some of my very best friends here at FOCF. I moved down here originally from Spokane and didn’t have to many connections around town, and now I have met the greatest people the Tri Cities has to offer. I am grateful for all of the people that I have met and gotten to know over the past 2 years. But, now it’s Tim and Tammy’s turn to be gym owners. Today they are the new owners of FallOut CrossFit. It’s always been an aspiration of mine to go to medical school. I’ve decided to take some time away from the gym to study and prepare to take the MCATs and apply for the entering class of 2013. Lisa and I have a long road ahead of us, but with some focus and a vision we’ll get there. Life is like a WOD, you have to give it your all and know that it will be over soon enough, and it will always be worth the effort! I will still be coaching the am classes still and will still be available to answer any questions anybody may have about anything. Like I said it’s not goodbye. I’m thankful for all the support that all of the coaches and members have provided over the past couple years. Tim and Tammy come from a long background of working in and being around gym. Both were competitive powerlifters in their prime and have come to see the benefits CrossFit has to offer. Tammy still hold state and world records in the bench press and the deadlift. They have been great to have in the gym and I have all the confidence that they will continue to make FallOut CrossFit even better. I wish Tim and Tammy the best as they get to live out their dreams of owning a gym.