Xomir Nadal

Xomir Nadal

6 Week Challenge Finisher
Xomir lost 12lbs and 3% Bodyfat.

What did she learn:
“I lost my mom and aunt to breast cancer within the last 11 months and I was very sad.
I found that I need to keep myself healthy because breast cancer runs in my family.
I also found the ability to go through life with a positive attitude, happy, and healthy. This definitely changed my life.”

Christopher Sallawich

Christopher Sallawich

Chris started a 6 Week Challenge last November. His results have been incredible. He has lost 44 lbs without losing any lean muscle and an incredible 21% Bodyfat.
He is now at 8.5% BF and is now on a maintenance program of 80/20. You ROCK Christopher Sawallich!

“I came to Sweat Factory after hearing about the 6 week challenge as a way to get my health back on track. I was in the worst shape of my life, and by far the biggest, growing into a size of clothes that I did not like at all. I could feel a difference in little things , like being winded when walking up a flight of stairs that I did not like at all, nevermind being so tired at the end of the day that I was looking to head to the bedroom by 7pm every night. My wife and I moved to Florida a few years ago to enjoy it, but although I was enjoying the food, I was too tired to enjoy much else other than the couch.

At this point I saw a a facebook post about the 6 week challenge and as a someone who had completed crossfit quite some time ago I was intrigued. I went and spoke with Clint and saw how much he cared about his members and the different mindset of the crossfit of old that used to be all about the score of the Rx workout without care of injury or form. With the Sweat Factory approach of the Fit Class, Level Method and truly scaled WOD’s, I knew Sweat Factory was a good fit for myself I signed up immediately for the six week challenge.

As I progressed through the challenge, I found that the diet was a key component. Through the initial education and documentation it gave good knowledge to get started. By no means was it easy, from someone who has a very mobile job, a diet has always been a challenge. Meal prepping for the week was key. Without that I wouldn’t of had anywhere near the success I had. The first few weeks was a challenge, but it soon became routine and I found better ways to do things while keeping a vey balanced diet with calories under control. I was now eating less calories in a day than I was previously eating just in lunch alone. The first two weeks of Fit class were pretty rough, but continued to push through and held myself to not missing any of the three workouts weekly. Some nights it was tough to get home form work and head back out to the gym, but just would not let it hold me back from going. The toughest part was getting to the box, but once I was there, the fatigue became a non issue. The hardest part is getting there.. I didn’t even let Thanksgiving and Christmas get in the way. I made all three workouts for all six weeks and stayed true to my meal prep all seven days of the week, even with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

After completing the Six week challenge with great results, I felt conditioned enough to move over to the Crossfit side while continuing my health dietary habits. I continued the three day habit of working out, until challenged by another member to remain nameless …..Cheryl…😛 to up my schedule. I’ve since been hitting the box 4 to 5 days a week and couldn’t feel any better. I’m up until late at night now, have much more energy during the entire day, and am enjoying hearing at least three times a day from others about how much weight I’ve lost. I was not easy by any mean, but the challenge was well worth it. Myself and now my wife have developed some real quality eating habits, I fell and look better, and I’ve met some really awesome people from the family that Clint and Maci have built.

Say Hello To Jennifer Delia

Say Hello To Jennifer Delia

Say Hello To Jennifer Delia
We have an amazing family. You inspire more than you know. Jennifer has one of those amazing personalities that you can’t help but like. She has completely turned her life around with hard work in and out of the box.

“7 months ago, I did something I never thought I’d do- I joined…gym isn’t quite the right word because Sweat Factory is so much more than that to me (more on that later). The last 7 months have resulted in:

a loss of 30 pounds (and still counting)
a loss of 15% body fat (I’m now in the healthy range!)
a gain of 4% muscle mass
dropped from a size 14 to a size 6 (and this is still changing)

So, how did I get here?

7 months ago, I was in a rough place. My brother encouraged me to check out Sweat Factory as he thought exercise might help me. I thought “What do I have to lose?” I set up a meeting with Clint to talk about the new 6 week program. When I arrived at the box for our meeting, I took one look at everyone working out and immediately thought, “Oh ‘heck’ no! This is not for me!” But after speaking with Clint, I decided to give the 6 week program a try. After all, if I didn’t like it, I could stop at the end of the program. I started attending the Factory Fit classes 3 days a week. It was rough. My body was not in shape. I had never exercised like this in my life. I could barely walk after the first few classes. However, about 3-4 weeks in, I started to attend classes 4 days a week and by week 6 I was there 5 days a week. Fast forward 6 months. I’m at the box 5-6 days a week and receive personal training 1 time a week. Working out has helped me manage some of my stress and anxiety. I’ve also started to step out of my comfort zone and try new things- like competing in the Intramural Open and the Festivus games. I absolutely love working out at the box and look forward to it everyday. However, my success isn’t just because of the workouts. It’s because of the amazing coaches who support, guide, and push me every step of the way. It’s also because of the amazing people I’ve met at the box. They’ve welcomed me with open arms and are just as supportive as the coaches. It often feels like a joined a family, not a gym. It’s been an amazing journey and I can’t wait to see what changes the next 7 months will bring. #chasinghappiness “

Ella’s Story

Ella’s Story

This is why we set goals. I got the opportunity to do a goal review with Ella and John. Since Ella started 2 years ago she has lost 6.6% body fat. In those 2 years, she has had 2 pretty significant setbacks but she always keeps moving forward with a smile on her face. I always tell her she is one of the toughest people I know.
Beast Mode is not someone who can lift a lot of weights. It is someone who continually pushes through even when it’s not exciting or fun. Sometimes you’re just doing the work that your body will allow. At one point Ella was only able to walk for her workouts so she started doing 5 mile walks with a positive attitude and her awesome husband beside her. That’s Beast Mode!

“Hey Maci. I don’t know if Clint shared with you the results from my scan on Saturday. My lean muscle went up 1.8% since my last scan on 2/19/19. I did what you advised and upped my protein and have been drinking the shakes after each workout. Thank you! This is my 2 year anniversary post New You. This a pic of the first of New You and the 2nd during the SFCOpen19; wow. What a difference right. The people, and that photo is why I Love SFC and will continue to go even through my sternum issues.

Honestly before I started CF, I would never have considered myself as tough. I do now. I have learned a lot about myself, as well as getting stronger than I have ever been. Bonus; I got my sister in law and husband going, and Amanda (daughter) just told me she signed up online to restart coming tonight.😁

Rorie Roberts

Rorie Roberts

So I started in the new you program in late October because I was just tired of being fat. I wasn’t happy with who the person staring back at me in the mirror had become. I came ready to learn and very eager to get my health back (so much so Maci Lowery had to tell me to slow down because I was doing too much too fast ) I had to start completely over. New schedule, new foods, meal prepping etc. Now, I’m a single father of two VERY active boys, and work a VERY demanding 60-80 hour a week job, so the excuses are there for sure, but I made a commitment to Maci in the interview and to myself to follow this through. I lost 23 lbs during the new you 6 week program, won the nutrition challenge just 5 weeks later with the person who quickly became a very good friend, Jared Crenshaw, and to date have lost an astounding 53 total pounds and went from a 44 inch waist to a 38 and still losing weight. I have accomplished my first Rx WOD a few weeks ago, and have the confidence to keep pushing, knowing that before long I’ll be in good enough shape to compete with the likes of the incredible athlete’s that are members here. Everyone is so supportive, so kind and willing to help, and that’s a quality that Maci and Clint Lowery have in their gym that no other place has been able to offer. It’s hard to believe that less than 4 months ago I got winded just tying my shoes in the morning, and now I can play and keep up with my active children. This placed changed my life. I’m totally addicted and God willing, I’ll be a sfcf member for life.

(These photos are the start, 3 weeks in and current.)

Kristen Spitzer

Kristen Spitzer

Three years ago, What people saw of me was the girl with her life pretty much together, upbeat & positivity. What people didn’t know was the reality I was living. I was in a relationship with an abuser, mentally, emotionally, manipulating & almost physical, he was a decent guy who at the beginning was great, but drugs came into the picture for him & everything turned south. I felt trapped in my own personal hell, if he wasn’t around, he’d have his friends keeping an eye on my every move, I had lost a lot of people besides a select few due to the hell I was living in. I had also lost my job, my car, my apartment, everything. I was sleeping at a couple of my friends houses, the ones that didn’t desert me or sometimes even on the streets, & I also stopped eating, I was a lost unhappy soul who thought that no one cared but my abuser, seemed as if everyone else was like, “Kristen who” Three years ago, my dad picked me up & rescued me from where I was, I moved back home. Still not at comfort with being 25 & living at home, no job, no car, no nothing, I hit another stage of depression where I found comfort in being isolated & shutting the world out. I went from starving myself, sickly thin to becoming the heaviest I’ve ever been with zero self esteem. Then, my wonderful hair dresser & old coworker Allie told me about Sweat Factory CrossFit. I first started & wasn’t as dedicated as I am now. But I will say I’m forever grateful that I did take the leap of faith with starting with this box. Everyone is so welcoming & a lot of these fellow box mates are some of my greatest friends. I’ve never felt more stronger or better about myself than I do now. I’m finally at comfort with not dwelling on the past & what I’ve been through, & am able to speak out about it & not leave it bottled on the inside. I’m so grateful for the amazing souls/family that I have found in Sweat Factory.

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