We want to introduce another one of our amazing athletes to you. One who has witnessed the transformation first hand. One who is dedicated and determined! One who has gained the confidence she deserves!

This is Brooke……20151110_094419

“My name is Brooke Boone Barringer. I am 27 years old. I am Orthopaedic tech at Effingham County Hospital. I was born and raised right here in Effingham County. I am married to Joshua Barringer, who is an Army ranger. We have one son, Boone Danger Barringer.

 I started CrossFit back in February 2013. I purchased the beginner’s CrossFit Groupon, and wasn’t real sure what I was getting myself into. I had just had my son in September 2012, and I had gained a ridiculous amount of weight with the pregnancy. I weighed 221 lbs on the day I delivered him. After my pre baby weight didn’t return, I knew that I had to do something! Before CrossFit I didn’t like seeing full body pictures or rather any pictures of myself.  I wasn’t happy with the way I looked or felt.  My first few classes at Crossfit GroundSpeed I thought I was going to die. (Ha-ha) I was so intimidated by some of the athletes, that had obviously been doing CrossFit for awhile.  But I wanted to have their confidence, enthusiasm and to look as strong as they obviously felt! It was hard to get started but I felt awesome after. If I didn’t go to class I’d notice my lack of energy and my mood was definitely effected. My CrossFit journey started off as a means to lose weight, but it has become so much more than that. It’s a place where you are surrounded my great athletes. You are surrounded by people who build you up! The coaches have guided me through my form on exercises and lack of confidence in the box. They have boosted my confidence so much, I actually competed in my first CrossFit competition.  I have changed my eating habits to improve my performance.  CrossFit GroundSpeed has provided me with a healthy lifestyle.  I’ve become stronger mentally and physically. I still have goals I want to meet but now I weigh 150lbs and I’m stronger than I have ever been!!   

Who seriously wouldn’t love going to a place where you lay out on the floor in a puddle of your own sweat with your coach telling you how awesome you are and how great you did?!

Thank you CrossFit GroundSpeed, all the coaches and and all my fellow athletes for helping me on my journey!

Your Fellow Athlete,

Brooke Barringer”

Way to GO Brooke! You make us Proud!!

We are so proud of every athlete at CrossFit GroundSpeed! We love to see people change their lives by improving their health through CrossFit. There are days when you may be crushed physically and mentally, but when you stick with it and turn Crossfit into part of your life, you will see amazing results – which is rewarding!

Nowhere else will you find the kind of dedication, and enthusiasm for fitness, that you find at CrossFit GroundSpeed!  Help us in Congratulating Brooke and her accomplishments!


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