How I started at Roarfit (Newton Abbot CrossFit)
I’ve been going to Roarfit for over three years, and I believe a blog review is long overdue. I started going before it was called Roarfit; it began as Newton Abbot Crossfit. When I first started, I was nervous because I didn’t know anyone. I didn’t even know what Crossfit was until I started. It all began because I took my cat to the vet and saw a bunch of girls and guys flipping tyres. I turned to my wife and said, “I want to give this a go”, and so I did.
Matt, the owner and first coach of Roarfit (Newton Abbot Crossfit), was very welcoming; he offered an introductory class which tested our strength and endurance. It was mainly running with some easy weight lifting added in. I believe it started with an 800m run, some kettlebell swings and another 800m run. My mind was like, “this is easy. I can do this”. Running full pelt at the start, I overtook everyone, and then halfway around, I was knackered. It ended up being a jog back. I was too knackered to lift correctly and just about survived the last 800m run. The session ended with Matt asking if I would return, and my answer was a simple “of course”.
Roarfit is a home-from-home.
Since then, I have been a returning customer ever since. Many people are coming and going, but the atmosphere within the gym (or box) has remained the same. Roarfit is a home from home, and all the people there are amazing friends and always so supportive. Everyone is always so welcoming and warm, and we never let anyone suffer alone. If every gym were like this, the world would be much better and safer.
Give Roarfit (Newton Abbot Crossfit) a visit.
If you live in Newton Abbot or near the area, I recommend you visit them. They will be more than welcoming and answer any questions you may have.