Last January I could not imagine that I would be where I am today both physically and mentally.  I knew very little about the Crossfit world when I walked through the doors of CFW 11 short months ago.  From Day 1 I felt like I was being adopted into a new family, a family of badass machines.  I will never forget going through my first intro class with Amanda and having her tell me she had an 8 month old son.  I can vividly remember thinking “holy shit, 8 months ago you were pregnant and you look like this now”.  I knew I had made the right decision.

On the website I can recall reading that giving CFW a 6 month commitment is the best way to make lasting changes to your lifestyle.  While I was pretty dedicated and worked hard for my first 6 months it wasn’t until right around that mark in the summer that things really clicked and I was able to put it into another gear.  I don’t know that I would have made it that far without the incredible support and encouragement from every member and instructor that I crossed paths with, as I have a tendency to lose interest in things easily.  The family and team atmosphere all around CFW is something I like to brag about to other friends of mine who do Crossfit and even those who have not done it once in their life.  So for those of you who are still new or newer members, stick with it.  It will be well worth the commitment.

I have met and gotten to know some extremely talented, hard working, accomplished and strong (physically and mentally) individuals in my time here at CFW.  For what each of you have shown and or taught me I am forever grateful.  As I move on in my life and inevitably to another box near my hometown I wish to be able to spread even just a small amount of what I have learned from CFW.  Again, I would just like to thank everyone who has been a part of my experience here at CFW for undoubtedly changing my life for the better.  At this point I wish I was as good at finding or knowing applicable quotes like Tony is, but I am not, so I will keep it simple.  This is not a goodbye to CFW, just a see you (or in the south ya’ll) later.
-Andrew Geissler


Overhead Squat (135/85)
Alternating Knees to Elbows
Double Unders

50 GHD Sit-ups (break into sets as needed)

7 thoughts on “Farewell Andrew G.

  1. Amanda W says:

    Andrew! I remember your intro very well. From day one, I had no doubt that you would thrive. You had (and still have) the right attitude about improvement…skills and results take time, patience and discipline….as you well know with having been a college athlete. We will miss you! Don’t forget the small people in Wilmywood!

  2. Jason says:

    Best of luck, Andrew! It’s a pleasure knowing you. We all know you’ll continue kicking ass at a CF location elsewhere. I look forward to your drop in visits.

  3. Mere says:

    Its been great getting to know you and working out with you as well Andrew! Your always positive and smiling! Keep up the hard work, and you better come back to the gym when your in town!

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