I have nothing but wonderful things to say about CrossFit Main Line! I was intimidated to join since I hadn’t lifted any weights in 25 years and heard horror stories of injuries and unsafe practices. As a former distance runner, I was sick of running, so I was sitting on my butt, gaining weight instead (peri-menapause newsflash: getting heavier and heavier eating fewer and calories just to maintain). I joined 7 1/2 months ago and love it. Before even taking a class, they teach you how to do things like “clean and jerk”, and “sumo deadlift”. The coaches are super enthusiastic and helpful without being condescending. It’s the first gym I’ve belonged to where men and women are treated exactly the same by both staff and other members. I feel strong and powerful and can see the progress everywhere (increased muscle mass, increased number and of reps, decreased weight and %body fat) Also, I’ve learned from the coaches how to eat more food to find my healthy weight. I’m now 8 pounds lighter and much stronger!