As gym memberships skyrocket every January along with news years resolutions, CrossFit in Norwalk is celebrating its larger new facility. CrossFit owner Susan Friedman has been sharing her passion for fitness in Norwalk since 2010. Since last November CrossFit of Norwalk has moved to more spacious facility on 1 Muller Ave.
"I love to be role model for women who may not ever lifted a weight before in their lives and you can get involved with it in a safe, supervised way, and it's just so great for your body because you burn fat when you lift weights, it's good for your bone density, it's good for your hormones, so it's a great thing for women to do," said CrossFit owner Susan Friedman.
CrossFit gyms are called boxes. With barely any machines, but just open space, the gym accommodates group training workouts every day.
"Every single day that you walk in here, you are trained on every single movement." said Heather Peck of Darien. "No other box that I've been to has done that and they work with you continually."
The new facility contains an indoor track, a babysitting room, men's and women's locker rooms and other types of classes. She says so far the facility has about 350 members, with 60 percent men, 80 percent women.
"What's really good here is Susan and the team," said Peck. "The team gives you personalized coaching, this week alone I had one-on-one time, before after, during. They stop me three times today even during the course of the day."
"It's easier to stick to your resolution when you have help from a trainer and a supportive community and it's easier to be consistent," said Peck.
CrossFit will hold future competitions to benefit local and national charities open to anyone willing to join. Many of the proceeds are donated to the Hope for Haiti Foundation and the Wounded Warriors Foundation.