Before walking into Maniac I had never touched a barbell let alone lifted weights. In May, a friend told me I needed to check it out. I met with Brayton and talked about it, then decided to give it a shot. I had no idea what I was getting myself into or what I would be doing but after talking with Coach B I decided to give it my all for a month. I fell in love. Not only are the workouts amazing but the community at Maniac is so supportive. Everyone cheers for you during a WOD or high-fives you after a WOD. Sometimes it’s so humbling I’ve busted out in tears. This place is truly what’s up. Every coach cares about you and makes sure you’re properly lifting so you don’t injure yourself. They also modify and scale so you can do the best to your ability. Maniac truly is my second family and I’m so thrilled about all the transformations that have happened for me in the box over the last 8 months. If you’re ever doubting it and wondering, “Is CrossFit for me?” Please give this place a shot and see what all the fuss is about.
From the moment, you step through the doors (if you’re lucky- you can see Coach B’s face pop up from “working” at the front desk) you can feel the family atmosphere. All the coaches are extremely knowledgeable and keep a very close eye on you. Don’t get me wrong, CrossFit can hurt you, but not once did I feel as though the coaches were pushing me to a heavier weight or a movement that I was not ready for. They do an awesome job at teaching you every movement until it becomes muscle memory. If anything, they always tell me to scale back and hold back. With that being said, as long as you listen to your body and learn from it, you can get a solid and safe workout and a “sweat angel.” One of the best things about Maniac is the “family” feel. Everyone has such an awesome attitude. Not a single person tries to make fun of you or put you down for not making an RX or having to do a movement one at a time. Every workout, at least two people are cheering you on. It’s not just for “show,” they truly mean it. Everyone offers advice and helps you at any point. I couldn’t be happier with my results and to call Maniac “my box.” So, quit thinking about it, grab a water bottle, a towel, and walk through the doors. You will not regret it.
Billie A. Cook
So, happy I joined this box! It’s so great to be greeted with friendly smiles every time I walk through the door and to get the high-fives and fist bumps after completing the WODs. Maniac’s coaches and community are second to none. Best decision you will ever make is walking through the door. Love this place!