I am in a military family and we are reassigned nearly
every 2-1/2 years. When we were located in CA I joined a gym and really liked it. After about a year I began noticing that, while in the classes, I was watching the clock (which could only mean that I was becoming bored). I am a active 64 year old woman, originally from Ann Arbor. In between relocation from the West to East Coast, I visited a friend in Michigan. While there I wanted to work out. I checked out a popular gym and also made an appointment for an introductory class at CFB. Due to my age, I was a bit apprehensive as I had never tried CrossFit, but was curious. I checked out the popular gym first and then went for my introductory class with Jordan at CFB. As a newbie I was intimidated walking into the “Box”. After the class with Jordan I was interested enough to give it a try and, at least, see if I could do CrossFit . I attended class three times a week for the six weeks I was in Michigan and I could tell I was hooked. It was a blessing for me to have my first CF experience at CFB. Jordan and Hillary are for attentive toward each member in each class. Their instructors are very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. I was amazed at how fast the time passed while working out. No looking at the clock when doing CrossFit (except when timing yourself).
I am not exaggerating when I write that I cannot find one thing I would change about CFB. Their classes are always challenging. The instructors are always close by to give added instruction, when needed. The facility is huge and very clean. There is plenty of equipment for everyone. Two bathrooms that are clean and neat. Their prices are very reasonable and their schedules offer a wide range of daily classes. The owners, staff and other members are very friendly and encouraging. The music is conducive to all ages and there is not constant bad language.
I know from my experience as a rookie at CFB that they are one of the best in the country because, in all the different places I have travelled, I have not found a CrossFit that even comes close and I have tried many since I first began CF. I use CFB as my “measuring stick” when checking out other facilities and all I can say to those that live close enough to be members at Jordan and Hillary’s CFB is “be thankful and appreciate having them as your workout facility”.
Every time I am planning a trip to Michigan one of the first things I do is email Hillary to set up the payment for the time I am going to be in town. When I return it feels like I never left.