“Family”

By Coach Debbie Leonti

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” –Andrew Carnegie


NECF is not your typical gym.  We don’t walk in, wander aimlessly, keep our headphones on, and avoid people at all costs.  We are a a community; a family that is strong and focused on fitness!  As a part of the NECF family, our primary goal is to make you stronger, better athletes and people; this is not only for the gym, but for your everyday lives.  We want to make you the best version of you.  At the same time, your primary focus in the gym is to make yourself AND your fellow gym members around you better and stronger;


Everyone is coming in to do the same workout as you.  Some may make a few modifications or substitutions, but at the “3,2,1,GO!” we all move together with only one goal in mind–SURVIVE! (I am kidding!…kind of?)  While you are moving through the workout, remember that you are not alone.  The person in front of you is probably thinking the same thing as you are…”Are we done yet?”


While we all come in with different attitudes, backgrounds, and personalities, we all share the same thing- our love for CrossFit and the drive to become the best we can.  Get to know one another!  If you see someone curled up in the fetal position, please first ask if they are okay!  Then, have a laugh with them and relate to that moment as I am sure each of us has been in that same position at some point in our CrossFit journey!  We are all in this together, so get to know the people in your class, cheer them on, and help them out if you see them struggling.  We all have things we need to work on.  Remember, the goal is to become the best version of you.  With a strong team and support system behind you, I can guarantee you will succeed and enjoy the process in doing it!