“In March 2016, I decided to change my life around and start eating healthy and going to the gym. (190 lbs at the time) I went 6 times/week and ate healthy for the most part. 1 year later I lost weight & gained muscle but the gym started to be boring so I decided to try CrossFit. I registered for the free class, showed up & was so impressed with how friendly the people were. The coach, Judd, was awesome & went through the workout with me. Since that day, I’ve never looked back and I lost another 10lbs. CrossFit helped me more mentally than it did physically. It showed me what I’m capable of doing. I would like to thank all the coaches and people who work out there for cheering me on and encouraging me to bring out the best in myself. If you’ve never tried CrossFit, give it a shot! It’ll never get boring and you’re only going to get better. “ -Hasan Mahdi (NSSC member)
Debbie Dockens SHOUTOUT to member, Debbie Dockens! Debbie joined 2 months ago and thought there was no way she could jump onto a 20 inch box. Yesterday, she accomplished that for the first time and did it 30 times in a workout! CrossFit has it’s way of doing that for you. The constant variance of functional movements combined with the encouraging and supportive community will bring out the best in you and show you just what your body is capable of doing! Congratulations Debbie and thanks for being an inspiration! (August 2017)
JULIE MEEKS “This transformation speaks for itself! It shows hard work, dedication, and the determination to not let anyone tell you “you can’t do this!” I wanted to write Julie’s transformation story because I am so proud of my big sis and because I was the one telling her “you can’t do this” BUT like any big sister would do, she proved me WRONG! She has the heart and the drive to better herself everyday and to keep going no matter how bad she wants to stop! I knew when she started CrossFit that I would be there to teach her and guide her along the way (even though most of my responses came with an eye roll or a sarcastic response😂) but I never realized just how much she would be the one teaching me along the way and reminding me to NEVER GIVE UP and to NEVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU YOU’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH! Julie has worked her butt off (literally) since day one of walking through the CFNS doors a year and a half ago and she has not slowed down yet! As the little sister who is super competitive and doesn’t like to get beat by my big sister, I know I have to watch out because she gets better and faster everyday and she’s coming for me! I love you Jules and I am super proud of you! KEEP GOING! (I might let you beat me eventually!) 😘 -Kellie”
Zach DunivanI wanted something that would push me. Natural State’s community and coaches can’t be beat! This place is great! I started crossfit 3 months ago and I have not been disappointed. I’m addicted!
Mike Whitby I started Natural State 4 months ago. I was 200 pounds and way out of shape! My first day I could barely even do the warm up let alone the actual WOD. The people there are so awesome in helping me understand the movements and motivating me through the workouts. They even put my equipment away after the workout while I was passed out in the floor trying to breathe (Thanks Stu). I go Mon thru Friday to the 6am class and have only missed 1 day.
About a month and a half ago I decided it was time to fix my eating habits so Aaron Headley made me a meal plan to go by and checked in on me almost every day to keep me motivated and to help me understand how to eat clean. Today I am 164 pounds, down over 5% body fat, I’m starting to RX the workouts, my recovery time is light years ahead of what it was and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! The people and coaches here are second to none. You will not find a gym like this anywhere else in the world. Best decision I’ve ever made! -Mike