Jordan is an Army Veteran and has been with us just over two years. Everyone in the 6AM class asks where Jordan is if he is not here (he has only attended less than 16 times per month one time in the past two years) and he lifts those up around him.
Danielle has been with us for just over a year now. She came to this point where she realized she needed a change in her life. She reached out to us and has forever changed the trajectory or her life and her family’s.
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"A few months ago I started training at CrossFit Eta. I had recently moved to the area and was simply looking for a place to work out. I was a little uncertain how I would like CrossFit as I had spent the last few years working out on my own, primarily in a standard 24-hour fitness center. What I quickly realized was that I really enjoyed coming to CrossFit Eta not only because of the workouts, but the people.
Coaches Mike and Jon have helped me get acclimated to the workouts and terminology while setting me up with the foundations needed to get stronger, both mentally and physically. They encourage me to perform the workouts as prescribed when they know I can do it, but are also keen to provide the appropriate scaling when the weight is a little too much or the proper (safer) technique suffers. In the short time I have been a member here I have already gotten stronger as well as improved my technique and conditioning.
Not only have the coaches been extremely supportive, but the other members have as well. The people here are what make up the "personality" of CrossFit Eta. The support and friendly competition with other members helps drive my desire to get stronger, not necessarily to best their time or weight, but to improve over my own personal bests. I look forward to the coming months with the team at CrossFit Eta."
"I joined CrossFit Eta to get into shape for my 30th wedding anniversary.
I kept coming because of the competitive nature, the camaraderie, plus I’ve lost over 10 pounds.I move and feel better and I enjoyed the challenge of the CrossFit Open.
No matter what level of fitness you have, Jonathan and Mike will work with you to improve and set goals.
After less than a year I am lifting more weight and setting goals in areas I didn’t even know of this time last year.
Give it a try! You may just find yourself a changed person."
My name is Jordan Hamill. I'd like to consider myself an "intermediate athlete" and have been doing CrossFit for about 3 years. My first year I trained completely on my own (because I was overseas). My second year I traveled abroad and worked out at several different CrossFit boxes in my travels. When I moved to Texas last year, I knew I had to find a new box so the search began. I visited every single CrossFit box from where my house is (Justin) to where I work (Southlake). When I found CrossFit Eta, I knew it was one that aligned with my personal goals, mentality, and what I was looking for in a gym.
What do you get from CrossFit Eta? First and foremost is the top notch exercise programming and coaching. My primary goal is to get stronger and faster. Period. I have already hit goals in 3 months at Eta that I have been working on my entire CrossFit journey. Secondly, it's the environment. I like being around like minded individuals wanting to better themselves and see how far they can dig deep to achieve something. Be it the next rep or another pound on the bar. The camaraderie and friendships I am gaining will last a lifetime.
One thing that has really separated this box to others is the extra step the coaches have taken to not only help me achieve my goals but feel better doing them. I have struggled with back pain for years as well as the usual pain from daily WODs. I thought this was something you just dealt with. This is not the case. Since starting at Eta 3 months ago I am almost completely back pain free and my muscle pains from WODs have greatly reduced. They have done this by movement assessments and concentrated stretching. If I have a twinge or onset of pain all I do is bring it up to the coaches attention. Crossfit Eta not only focuses on getting you strong but keeping you healthy. From nutritional advice to positive mental reinforcement, This is where you should be training.
"To be honest, most days I question my sanity due to the fact that I actually pay money to beat myself up. But then I remember that feeling you get when you lay on the ground, drenched in sweat, your lungs gasping for a full breath of air and you realize, wow.... I just kicked that WOD in the butt!
I have been to 5 different boxes in the North Fort Worth area and I can say with confidence that I have never felt so at home like I do at CrossFit Eta. This past summer I decided to start looking for a new place to train because I wasn't succeeding like I had envisioned. I didn't really know what I was looking for when I started trying new boxes, but the first time I stepped foot in Eta I knew I had found it.
Coach Jonathan and Coach Mike are both wonderful individuals, coaches, and athletes. I have never felt so included, encouraged, and at home like I do here. Starting at CrossFit Eta in June 2016, I have progressed so much more than I expected in such a short amount of time. At other boxes when I would watch other athletes do things like handstand push-ups or climb the rope I would think to myself "Dang, I wish I could do that!" Well, turns out I could, all I needed was someone to teach me how.
When I say Mike and Jonathan will encourage you to hit your goals, I mean it. They get to know you one on one and make it a point to specifically scale the workout to your needs every single day. I have never experienced such personable and knowledgeable coaching that is the perfect mixture of safety and strength.
I am nowhere near where I would like to be in my fitness journey, but I am at a great start. I have committed myself to grow in my long term health and fitness and I know I am in good hands at Eta. There is something about the bond that happens between people who literally "suffer" together, something about cheering on the person next to you as you're competing against them.
Here at CrossFit Eta, you receive more than the traditional workout when going to anytime fitness or 24 hour, you receive incredible programming that makes you stronger when you don't even realize it and genuine encouragement. I have learned to love my body; it is capable of some pretty amazing things that I never knew were possible. Here at Eta you are a part of a family, and I am forever grateful for that!
Lift heavy, be happy!"