I have always been an athlete (hockey, football, golf, soccer, running and weight training) and fitness and exercise has always come easy to me. Four years ago I was diagnosed and hospitalized with bi-polar 2 disorder and all my energy went into survival. I struggled to get back into something that was good for the “soul” and just couldn’t get the momentum going. In the past three weeks my mental health has improved beyond anything I could ever imagine. I am doing things again that were pre-diagnosis and things I thought I wouldn’t be able to do with this oppressive label hanging over me. I’ve spent years on medications and going through my own therapy, and while these were helpful- my experience at CrossFit Guelph have renewed something in me. I wanted to let you know the impact your gym is having on people like me. I feel whole again and its something I didn’t think i was ever going to get back.
Thank you for all of your time, energy and patience. It is welcomed and valued.