For most new gym members, training can be little scary.

You’re unsure if you’ll see the results you want and fast.

You hope you’ll see some changes in your fitness for the investment involved.

You’re worried you’ll stand out like a sore thumb and not ‘get it’ fast enough.

You hope you’ll like the other members and get on well with the trainers.

Sound familiar? This is why I wanted to share with you today Belma’s CrossFit Tone journey so far. Because she started out asking herself all of these questions.

You see Belma, like many women struggling with post-baby weight, was tired of her fitness goals not being reached.

Let’s see now how she was able to reach her goals and how you can too.

What it’s like to train at CrossFit Tone?

It’s always a little bit scary trying a new way of training and going to a new gym, especially if there are weights involved. You don’t know if the environment is going to be friendly or if it will be too macho. Is the gym going to provide you with value for money and are you going to get the results you want?

You don’t know if the environment is going to be friendly or if it will be too macho. Is the gym going to provide you with value for money and are you going to get the results you want?

Well we’d like to introduce one of our member Belma.

Bel came to us to improve her post baby body being a new Mum! We are so proud to have her as part of our community and excited to share her story and her passion for CrossFit and how it really changed her perspective on working out and fitness! So without any delay here is Belma’s story:

Bel’s Story

Belma is quite a competitive person at heart, she loves the competition of sport, which sometime we loose as adults when going to a globo gym. There isn’t that competitive nature where you can really get the best results from yourself and your training can plateau. 

“I’m a very competitive person and I have found Cross Fit comes as close to playing competitive sport as training at a gym could possibly come. I am always competing against myself and my personal bests.”

This is not too say training is all about competition, as Bel states it is friendly competition between the girls who want to be pushed and push themselves. This creates a unique and inspiring environment. We cheer when you get a new personal best and love to see you succeed. We believe the only way to bring out your best is to push yourself and the environment here creates a chance for just that!

“I then also compete against the girls training with me, who are at a similar fitness level as I am. Its friendly but we are always pushing each other to go harder and faster.”

What is the reward Bel reaps from working hard here at Tone?

 My body shape is completely different. I am much more toned then I have ever been, and my fitness has evolved incredibly.”

 The hard work Belma has put in means she is constantly hitting goals, getting stronger and seeing results. No more plateaus in the gym, no more disliking training, there’s really no better way to get fit and reap the benefits:

“Physically, I am fitter and stronger that I have ever been, and I am still improving weekly. Emotionally, I feel satisfied having a passion and hobby that is healthy and has such a positive impact on my well-being. I train every morning before work and its a great kick start to the day. My head space is clearer, and I am happier over all.”

CrossFit Tone Environment

Of course the environment and community you are part of plays a bit part in who you are and what you achieve in your life. We have fostered and awesome group of girls who just love to CrossFit. They love working out together and chatting as we go, we love to be social and enjoy training together!

“The environment, at CrossFit Tone, is incredible. It is just a bunch of ordinary women, mums, teachers, dentists, who support and encourage each other. There is no macho over the top ‘body building’ culture. We go every morning, work hard, and laugh while doing so.”

One of the best parts of CrossFit is the fact you’re not in it alone. Even if you do a big class at a big gym, they not really there pushing you and cheering you on through the workout. It is so motivating to have the girl next you say “Go on, you can do it, one more rep” rather than just doing the work next to someone who you haven’t even said ‘Hi’ to. We all know each other’s name, welcome new girls into our tribe and love to push each other. There is a real sense of community!

Why CrossFit is cost effective

 CrossFit can be super cost effective when you think about it. Take Belma’s situation for example:

“I had been working out at a normal gym for 6 months after having my son, but my fitness and weight loss had plateaued and I had no real direction with my training. I felt it was time to mix things up and found CrossFit Tone online.”

Bel was going to a normal gym but not seeing any results, you could say this was a problem because she’s not getting the value that she’s paying for. However as you’ve already seen, Bel has had massively positive results from coming to CrossFit Tone. Our small group classes provide her with the technique and attention she needs to succeed. Our coaches are advanced and knowledgeable.

“Training with Elle in a normal CrossFit class is like working with a personal trainer, at a quarter of the cost.”

If you were to do a Personal training session per week to get the level of attention you get in a CrossFit class, at $90 per session you’d be paying an arm and a leg per week, compared to $65 per week for unlimited classes at a CrossFit gym. The value is undeniable because of the real results we see.

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CrossFit can take time to get used to – like all good things

 CrossFit is definitely different from any other training system you’ll come across. There are many different movements that you’ll encounter that are new and different and because we train so many areas of fitness you’ll discover areas of weakness you never knew existed.

This can be quite daunting, but it’s the ability to look at ourselves and realize that we have these weaknesses and our drive to fix them that makes training CrossFit so awesome! As Bel discovers:

“CrossFit exposed real weaknesses and flaws in my technique that weren’t uncovered in my regular gym class with 30 people and one instructor. Elle works one on one with you and I quickly discovered that I had ALOT of work to do when it came to lifting, and that my fitness wasn’t as impressive as I thought it was! I really struggled through my first few sessions and questioned whether it was for me….”

So Bel really struggled the first few session, yes it’s different, but the passion to be good at moving and having good technique is strong once you start to understand the beauty of it.

“Fast forward 8 months and I am well and truly obsessed. I train at least 5 days a week, and feel like I’m missing out if I don’t go. On days I can’t make it, I creepily stalk what the work out they did without me was, and don’t feel complete if I haven’t done a session.”

So it can take a few sessions or weeks to understand CrossFit! This is why CrossFit Tone has a 2-week introductory pink pass which gives you unlimited access to the gym. This allows you to try us out and get a feel for the CrossFit system! Think of it like learning to play a new sport!





Want more? Check out our other blogs on training:

How to avoid shin splints
Loosen your hips to help you squat
10 minute full body workout at home!

And some of our blogs on CrossFit

Strong is the new Skinny
What is CrossFit?
Find out why 60% of CrossFitters are women!

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About the Author

Elle has a passion for women's fitness and helping girls improve their self-image through fitness. Her vision is to create a CrossFit gym, which allows women to learn how to move, build their strength, learn to be healthy and gain respect for their bodies showing them how amazing they really are! Find out more