For our family, fitness has always been a part of life, but never as much as the time since we have joined CrossFit Spero, where we have been able to truly make fitness a family activity. Kirstin and I had always stayed active throughout our lives, with Kirstin being a swimmer, avid runner and destroyer of Barre workouts while I still attempted to hang on to rec-league basketball glory while also pretending to work out at a local gym. One problem with our fitness plans was that it meant a lot of time apart from each other and our family. After Kirstin’s sister and brother-in-law (Abbie and Scott Glenn) convinced us to give Crossfit Spero a try, we were immediately hooked on the intense workouts, supportive community, and the chance for our fitness worlds to collide. Not only are we both more fit than we have ever been, having common fitness goals and a amazing Spero community has caused our relationship to strengthen as well.
Most importantly, Crossfit Spero has welcomed our three boys into the fold. As parents, it is so rewarding for Kirstin and I to be able to share our love of CrossFit and fitness with our children. Not only do they gain the foundations of strength and movement that they will hopefully carry with them through their lives, but we get to spend quality family time in a healthy and supportive environment. The teens and kids programs have allowed our boys to thrive individually, as well. As someone who prefers individual sports, Tyler loves the independent nature of CrossFit that allows for clear personal growth. Cole, who has endured multiple leg surgeries, loves the improved range-of-motion and strength that has allowed him to play soccer. Cam, who never seems to run out of energy, loves the opportunity to move non-stop in his time at the gym.
So while keeping up with our Spero fitness routines aren’t always easy in the busy reality of our family, it is always worth it. It might mean that barely a day goes by when we aren’t at the gym for one or all of us, but there are few places we would rather be. CrossFit Spero has made us a stronger, and most importantly, happier family.