Jacqueline and I would like to consider ourselves active humans which is why on an early Saturday morning we drove to CrossFit Virilis, located in Schertz at 17353 Bell North Drive, to try out a free trial class. Our coach at CrossFit Virilis wrote down our workout for the day and after a few minutes of laying down on a mat anticipating the intense workout to come, we jumped up and tried out our first CrossFit class ever!
Open spaces, weights, a rope hanging from the ceiling and other workout equipment made up the interior of CrossFit Virilis. As soon as we walked in we could hear the sounds of weights hitting the ground and music flowing through the air. Jobie Zapico, the owner of the gym, started off the morning with a few exercises to wake our body up and get a good stretch in. On this particular Saturday, the work out of the day consisted of three sets of 20 squats, 20 crunches and 20 burpees. After the first set, Jacqueline and I sat down and drank large amounts of water trying to a catch our breath. The workout was extreme, but unbelievably energizing. After speaking with our coach about how this was indeed our first attempt at CrossFit, our second set involved 10 reps of each work out followed by five reps for the final set. This was my favorite part of CrossFit Virilis – we were not pushed to the point of complete exhaustion. Jobie analyzed our fitness level and modified the class to fit our personal needs.
When the sets were completed and Jacqueline and I gave each other multiple high fives, we moved on to the rope. I’ve always wanted to climb a rope and although it was not an easy feat by any means, it wasn’t as difficult as I had anticipated. The trainers taught us the proper way to climb and we spent a solid twenty minutes trying to reach the top. Although we didn’t get to the ceiling on this particular day, we’re determined to go back and give it another try.
Overall, our first CrossFit experience was exhilarating and satisfying. If you’re looking for a new workout or have always been interested in the world of CrossFit, come by CrossFit Virilis on a Saturday at 10 a.m. for a free trial class.
On a scale of one to 10, we left feeling a perfect 10 in energy, wellness and happiness. Gotta love those endorphins!