MEMBER STORIES

Kristina Chadwick

Kristina has been a Personal Training client with us since April 2019.  She works out consistently three days a week for 30 minutes,  Recently, Tina joined our Boot Camp program to supplement her Personal Training and have fun with some of the other Boot Campers.
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Joanne

Joanne

I love crossfit and I love Crossfit Renaissance! The coaches keep you focused on your goals and support you throughout the workouts. I almost ALWAYS scale my workouts…..in other words, I scale it down from the prescribed workout. The coaches really help me figure out...

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Faith

Faith

It doesn’t matter what shape you’re in, what age you are, everyone is welcomed with open arms. I decided I needed to do something about my weight. I am not getting any younger and I am the biggest I have ever been in my life. I found myself getting out of breath just...

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Vicki

Vicki

Best decision I’ve ever made, only regret is not signing up sooner!! I was always under the impression I had to get my butt in shape BEFORE stepping foot in a Crossfit gym and I couldn’t have been more wrong. All works out are scaled to your level but still a...

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Marc

Marc

CrossFit Renaissance has been the best decision I have ever made for my physical fitness and wellness of life. I was at 250 and only 5'10". I've never picked up an Olympic barbell in my life. For years I've struggled with trying to get to the gym and just plain...

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Jenn Frame

Jenn Frame

CrossFit Renaissance has been the best decision I have ever made for my physical fitness and wellness of life. I was at 250 and only 5'10". I've never picked up an Olympic barbell in my life. For years I've struggled with trying to get to the gym and just plain...

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Rick Romana

Rick Romana

1. What brought you to CrossFit Renaissance? Ed (a.k.a. “Hey Ed”) did. I’ve always been into fitness and was always looking for something better and more challenging. He knew I would love it, so he bugged me until I finally caved and came in. He was right….he usually...

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Marc Jackson

Marc Jackson

What brought you to CrossFit Renaissance? “I came into CrossFit Renaissance significantly over weight. I wanted to gain strength and lose weight the correct way.” What was your first impression? “My first impression of the staff was one that, sadly, I haven’t come...

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Lorraine Zaccagni

Lorraine Zaccagni

About me: My name is Marc Jackson, I’m 27 and I currently consider myself a jack-of-all-trades. I am an instrumental Music teacher with the Philadelphia School District. Percussion is my main instrument. I also have a great fondness of motorcycles. I love to ride, I...

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Mary Ellen Stevens

Mary Ellen Stevens

1. What brought you to CrossFit Renaissance? “My closest friend, Mary Ann Tobin, had joined several months before I did. She raved about how much better she felt by getting involved with CrossFit Renaissance and I noticed physical changes in her, as well.  I thought:...

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Alexis Kumasaka

“Bill and I have a mutual friend, Matt Duffy. One day I looked at Matt and he just looked younger. He had lost weight before, but this was different. I asked him what he was doing and he told me about how Bill had started his own gym. A few weeks later, I saw Bill and...

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Michelle Murawski

Michelle Murawski

What brought you to CrossFit Renaissance? “I’m not sure if there was any one thing that happened. I had been aware of CrossFit for a while, but didn’t really have a good idea of what it was. I think what really got me to finally pull the trigger and check it out was...

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Reese Knox

Reese Knox

“I started CrossFit on April 15th of 2013. I remember seeing it on the Fox 29 morning news program. Jennapher Fredericks was live from there, although Bill and Joyce have no recollection of it  I remember my father telling me to get over there and flip some tires. It...

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Heather Chang

1. What brought you to CrossFit Renaissance? “My closest friend, Mary Ann Tobin, had joined several months before I did. She raved about how much better she felt by getting involved with CrossFit Renaissance and I noticed physical changes in her, as well.  I thought:...

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Pedro Torres

Pedro Torres

What brought you to CrossFit Renaissance? “When I was younger, I was always into sports. I was in pretty good shape all the way up into my mid-20’s. About a year ago, my friend asked me to run a 5k with him and I wasn’t able to complete it. I asked him to help me get...

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Sydney Pace

Sydney Pace

What brought you to CrossFit Renaissance? “I was introduced to CrossFit by a friend. He thought I would be interested in watching a particular video. That video changed my life. Since that moment, I became obsessed with the training lifestyle.” What was your first...

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Joe Z.

Joe Z.

CrossFit Renaissance has been the best decision I have ever made for my physical fitness and wellness of life. I was at 250 and only 5'10". I've never picked up an Olympic barbell in my life. For years I've struggled with trying to get to the gym and just plain...

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Victoria Vassallo

Victoria Vassallo

1. What brought you to CrossFit Renaissance? Ed (a.k.a. “Hey Ed”) did. I’ve always been into fitness and was always looking for something better and more challenging. He knew I would love it, so he bugged me until I finally caved and came in. He was right….he usually...

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Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly

Best decision I’ve ever made, only regret is not signing up sooner!! I was always under the impression I had to get my butt in shape BEFORE stepping foot in a Crossfit gym and I couldn’t have been more wrong. All works out are scaled to your level but still a...

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Mike Ramsey

Mike Ramsey

I love crossfit and I love Crossfit Renaissance! The coaches keep you focused on your goals and support you throughout the workouts. I almost ALWAYS scale my workouts…..in other words, I scale it down from the prescribed workout. The coaches really help me figure out...

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Rob Ramsey

Rob Ramsey

What brought you to CrossFit Renaissance? “I’m not sure if there was any one thing that happened. I had been aware of CrossFit for a while, but didn’t really have a good idea of what it was. I think what really got me to finally pull the trigger and check it out was...

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Tony Rachuba

Tony Rachuba

1. What brought you to CrossFit Renaissance? Ed (a.k.a. “Hey Ed”) did. I’ve always been into fitness and was always looking for something better and more challenging. He knew I would love it, so he bugged me until I finally caved and came in. He was right….he usually...

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Mary Ann Tobin

Mary Ann Tobin

“I began one-on-one training with Bill at the end of February 2015. I remember calling with no intention of signing up for anything, but after hearing what CFR had to offer, I found myself with 10 personal training sessions that began the very next day. I hadn’t...

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Siri Larsen

Siri Larsen

Member Profile: Mary Ann Tobin (member since January 2014) “I came to CrossFit Renaissance at the request of my daughter, Mary Ellen Stevens. I promised her that I would talk to Bill Shiffler (owner and head coach), but I put it off – I’m not sure why. Fear of the...

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