Last year during the holiday season, we at SweatNET decided to do one of the biggest fitness giveaways ever. Working with our partner studios we gave away over $100,000 worth of annual unlimited passes at multiple studios around Charlotte. And, no, this isn’t one of those inflated value estimates after you count interest for 10 years or anything like that – this was a really crazy giveaway.
After over 24,000 people entered we selected our winners. Each studio had one winner and then also one overall winner could visit any studio of their choosing at any time. (We will get to Christina’s story later this year).
Some people may wonder if its random or if we just select our friends for this and all of our other giveaways. We can promise you that it is a truly random process. For all of you Microsoft Excel nerds, =RANDBETWEEN(1,25000) is our friend. Sometimes someone we are close with get picked and often in that scenario we say “heck ‘em” and re-draw the winner.
Now with all of the winners having been at their studios for nearly half a year it’s time that we start checking in on them and sharing their stories. Oh, and don’t feel bad about not starting (or finishing) your New Years resolution! About ⅓ of our winners have yet to take advantage of their prizes AT ALL. Life is a real thing and there is no shame in that. But there is always an opportunity today, tomorrow, or somewhere in the future to start.
We checked in with Chelsea who won the unlimited year at CrossFit Eternal and this is what she had to say!
Q: On average how often do you attend this studio per month?
A: 3-6 times per month
Q: What changes have you noticed physically or mentally from when you started this year?
A: Physically I have noticed that I am stronger. Mentally I have a much easier time being positive about the workouts I am able to do.
Q: What has been the most rewarding part about the last 6 months?
A: The most rewarding part of the past 6 months is just getting in better shape. I have even gotten to the point where I am able to play Rugby again which I haven’t felt comfortable doing in many years.
Q: What is your favorite class type/format?
A: I enjoy the partner workouts.
Q: What has been the most challenging part about the last 6 months?
A: The most challenging part of the last 6 months has been getting to class enough. My work schedule and location only allow me to make it to the 5:30 AM and Saturday classes which can become very tiring.
Q: What advice would you give to a new person thinking about visiting this studio?
A: Don’t be intimidated! Crossfit as a sport can be very daunting but this team of coaches does a great job scaling and breaking each movement down so anyone can do it!
Q: Do you have a favorite instructor? if yes, who & why?
A: I have spent most of my time with Dell and Adam. Both are great!
Q: Share one thing that surprised you about this studio/business?
A: I was surprised at the accessibility of Crossfit as a sport for everyone. There is a wide variety of people that attend the classes which is great!
Chelsea has been crushing the sweat scene and making time for herself! She’s committed to the 5:30am classes or Saturday morning to make sure she can fit it into her busy work schedule. We’re so proud of her for taking up the challenge of a regular workout routine AND starting as a CrossFit newbie! CrossFit Eternal does an unbelievable job welcoming beginners to advanced athletes alike in their space, and they know how to make sure you have a little fun at the same time! Check out CrossFit Eternal for yourself and if you’re not sure CrossFit is for you, they have program called ReBoot that skips the barbells and meets you where you’re at!