Successes'S ARCHIVE

  • Darrell – A Work in Progress

    By Tanner | In Successes | on February 1, 2016

    I joined Crossfit Wilmington 5 days before my 35th birthday. At that time I had gotten into a rut with my fitness and I was smoking cigarettes. I had been doing CrossFit type workouts for about a year before I joined the gym so I had an idea of what I was doing. I also thought that I was in decent shape.

    My first work out at CFW showed me just how wrong I was

  • When I joined CrossFit, almost 3 years ago,  it was a big ego check for me. I have played Division I college soccer and been athletic all of my life, so when people told me it was intense, I said to myself, “Yea right, they never had to made it through a two week pre-season”. […]

  • “My how time flies” -Albert S.

    By Kimberly | In Articles, Successes | on June 19, 2015

    It’s been 3 and a half years since I wrote THIS STORY  which I like to refer to as the “other guy” that I used to be. It is strange writing this because I honestly feel like my story has different chapters and the phase of coming to CFW looking to lose weight is long […]

  • Alison’s Transformation

    By cody | In Articles, Successes | on January 7, 2015

    Growing up I did not ever consider myself to be athletic. I was the dorky, home schooled, violin chick who would rather be going to orchestra camps in the summer instead of playing any kind of organized sport. Even as a young child, I can remember asking to play goalie so I wouldn’t have to […]

  • Cassie’s Story

    By cody | In Articles, Successes | on October 2, 2014

    When I began CrossFit in July, 2013, I was 6 weeks post-partum with my second child. My life was definitely the craziest it had ever been. I was in a weak state both mentally and physically. I knew that I had to make myself a priority again in order to deal with the stress of […]

  • Cristina’s Story

    By cody | In Articles, Successes | on July 7, 2014

    The first rule of Crossfit is never shut up about Crossfit, right?  Well, it is hard to not give credit where credit is due.  Since joining Crossfit in the fall of 2013, I have made a significant transformation, not only on the outside, but the inside as well. My entire life I have been a […]

  • Nichole’s Story

    By cody | In Articles, Successes, Training | on June 16, 2014

    Growing up I was active for the most part. I played outside, played baseball with the boys, I was a cheerleader for a bit, joined soccer teams and ran cross country. I’ve always tried to be active and be outside but as life happened I fell off the wagon. I wasn’t happy with myself physically […]

  • Dylan’s Journey At CFW

    By cody | In Articles, Mindset, Successes | on June 6, 2014

    About 3 years ago and a half years ago I decided to join CrossFit Wilmington.  Little did I know, my track to becoming a Crossfit Wilmington member acually started almost thirteen years ago when I was in Marine Corps BootCamp at Parris Island.  In the squad bay where I resided everyday I had the pleasure of […]

  • Christina’s Journey

    By cody | In Articles, Successes, Training | on April 2, 2014

    My success story might sound familiar. I was athletic all my life, wanted a new challenge, found crossfit, happily ever after. Just kidding. My success story is personally more about the strength I found -not physically, but emotionally and mentally. I came to Crossfit Wilmington after achieving what I considered my biggest athletic accomplishment to […]

  • Nate D.

    By cody | In Articles, Mindset, Successes | on January 24, 2014

    CFW and Community I’ve been around the ‘CrossFit community’ for about a year now. That’s not to say that I haven’t ever trained or worked out, but not since the military have I been part of such a tight-knit group of people who are essentially bonded by mutual suffering and sacrifice. CrossFit training, in its […]

  • Brad B.

    By cody | In Articles, Successes | on January 7, 2014

    Its takes much dedication going to the gym every morning at 5:45am. Brad B. joined our early morning crew back in late May and has since lost 80lbs.   Check out the article on Brad’s transformation featured on        

  • CrossFit Wilmington provides the best training and instruction from the most experienced staff.  Our members provide the drive and motivations that fuels their success.  This fuel is contagious and the atmosphere at CFW creates a foundation all our members can build their personal successes on.  Below is a note from my good friend and CFW […]

  • Jennifer Saucier = Success

    By t. | In Articles, Mindset, Successes | on September 19, 2013

    Jennifer Saucier, owner Prima Day Spa and long time CrossFit Wilmington member, writes about her experience at CFW. Jenn knows why CFW is has so many success stories. Like her, our successes have made their fitness and health a priority. She and all our successes have two things in common… their drive and our gym. […]

  • Ashleigh’s Success

    By cody | In Articles, Mindset, Successes | on August 31, 2013

    Growing up, I was always bigger than all my friends but used the excuse that it was just body type. Once college started, I became more active and started calorie counting, dropping 15 or so pounds. I maintained that weight for years, but still wasn’t happy with what I saw. In January 2013, a friend […]

  • Farewell Darcey

    By cody | In Articles, Successes, Training | on August 21, 2013

    August makes 11 months for me at CrossFit Wilmington. Before I began CrossFit, I wasn’t a “work out” person. I made sporadic visits to the gym at school but never stuck to any kind of programming. So, CrossFit was intimidating to say the least. My first time in the gym, I came with my friend […]

  • Clint H.

    By cody | In Articles, Successes, Training | on August 5, 2013

    It’s hard to believe that I am writing this post. I want to start by giving some history of my life so to understand why this is so exciting to me.  In High School I was quite athletic.  I was recruited in football by most every major college on the east cost. At 18 years of […]

  • Crystal C.

    By cody | In Articles, Successes | on June 27, 2013

      12 Weeks… I’ve always been in the “average” category when it comes to body type and fitness level.  “Normal” weight, “standard” body fat percentage, not skinny but not fat, not weak but not strong…just “average”. 12 weeks ago when Crossfit Wilmington started the ‘Beach Body Weight Loss Challenge’, I thought to myself, “…sure…why not…I’ll […]

  • Hi, my name is Marcie Wells and I would like to share with you a little bit about my extraordinary crossfit journey.  I, like most cross-fitters became hooked after my first class. It didn’t matter if I knew what I was doing or not. All I knew was, this is darn exciting. So, yes, I […]

  • Bill’s Journey

    By Josh | In Articles, Successes | on April 23, 2013

      It’s important that you know of the good you’ve done for me. Some members are aware of the issues I’ve had with my arm. It’s been a long bumpy road that I have been on for years. The pain, meds, and disappointment had me pretty banged up. A new-to-me doctor assured me that he […]

  • Samantha Y.

    By cody | In Articles, Nutrition, Successes | on March 20, 2013

    In November, I enlisted in the United States Navy, set to leave on May 14th, 2013. I weighed 177 pounds. When I joined I was over my weight regulation for my height (160 pounds), but because my body fat was under 30% they let it slide. Christmas happened and before I knew it I weighed […]

  • Melissa B. Congrats/Farewell

    By cody | In Articles, Successes | on February 11, 2013

    I stopped by on Friday and told Cody that I have accepted a head coaching job and will be moving.  I will be the Head Coach at Eastern Kentucky University, a D1 school that is an hour and a half from Louisville (where I grew up.) I am so thankful that I found CFW but […]

  • Amanda’s Path

    By cody | In Successes | on December 14, 2012

    Amanda’s Path to the CrossFit Games “You have one year.” These were the words t said to me exactly one year ago upon his return from the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional competition. At the time, Hank was about one month old.  The notion seemed daunting and the enormity of what I had to accomplish in 10 […]

  • Dave Olson

    By cody | In Successes | on December 14, 2012

    “I’m coming up on the 1-year mark since I first jumped into Crossfit and it’s one of the best choices I’ve ever made. After several attempts at getting back into shape with large commercial gyms or over-the-top at-home video programs a good friend finally showed me the light. It didn’t take long for me to […]

  • Becky’s Story

    By cody | In Successes | on December 14, 2012

    I used to be one of the “elliptical women” at the gym who never lifted weights. When I joined Crossfit this summer, I was one of the weakest (probably the weakest) person in my classes. I always used the 15 lb barbell – what I called “the baby bar” – instead of the regular-sized barbell […]

  • Andrew G. Success Story

    By Josh | In Successes, Today's Workout | on July 24, 2012

    Andrew G’s Crossfit Experience For the majority of my life I have been part of or a member of a team.  I have played and competed in almost every mainstream sport, except football.  In high school swimming became my main focus.  After graduating high school I went to University of Pittsburgh and was a member […]

  • Sara’s Success Story

    By Tanner | In Successes | on July 10, 2012

    My Crossfit Success Story doesn’t read much like most of the others I’ve read so far, which makes writing it a little tricky. I wasn’t fat, unhealthy, or inactive when I started. I played rugby for the three years while I was in college in Chapel Hill, doing two-a-days about three times a week, and […]

  • Ryan’s Story

    By Tanner | In Successes, Today's Workout | on January 28, 2012

    “It took me asking what my health and thus my life was worth to get me into Crossfit, through out and after college I had ballooned to a hefty football linemen size of 325 (ish all the scale would do is groan at me).  People were talking about this strange diet and workout (I was […]

  • Whitney’s Story – Beating Multiple Sclerosis

    By Josh | In Successes | on January 25, 2012

      Whitney R. Success Story and Podcast with Jimmy Moore This Friday the 27th at 8am our own Whitney R. will be on Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore. Whitney has reversed her Multiple Sclerosis through a life style change of adopting the Paleo Diet and following the Crossfit Wilmington exercise program as well as starting up […]

  • Albert’s Story

    By admin | In Successes | on December 11, 2011

        My adventure with CrossFit officially started on 4Jan2011 with some serious doubts about if I could do something this rigorous in the shape that I was in at that point in my life. In my High School and College years I was pretty active playing Football, Golf, and Basketball. I weighed in around […]

  • Todd’s Story

    By admin | In Successes | on November 11, 2011

    [frame link=”” linking=”lightbox” align=”center” type=”simple”][/frame] [dropcap type=”simple”]M[/dropcap]My CrossFit story is 180 degrees from most of the other stories you will see on the CFW site.  I’ve never had the issue of being overweight, quite the opposite.  My issue since growing up has always been one of being the tall skinny guy.  But I’ve always been […]