When you think about finding true love, the gym is not the first place that comes to mind. Prince Charming is supposed to find you in a Disney-esque series of animal accompanied ballads, or you’re supposed to bump into “the one” in a When Harry Met Sally style coincidence. Romance certainly doesn’t sneak up on you when you’re sweating it out during your weekly WODs . . . Or does it?
For Brooke and David, that’s exactly what happened! It all started when Brooke’s whole clan joined up with CrossFit Impact. All five of her family members work out in our box, and everyone is incredibly close. I have to admit, Brooke and the gang are really special people to me and to the gym, but even I didn’t expect her to find her soul mate in our four walls!
David, also from a big family, joined up a bit later and for the past few years, the two worked out around each other week, in week out. About eight months ago, Brooke and David started to get close. David was a year ahead of her in school back in the day, but working out here had given them the perfect opportunity to understand what each of them was really made of. It turned out that here in our very own gym, Brooke first asked David for his number, and I guess you could say that the rest is history. They started to go on walks together after they were done in the gym and as I was leaving, their cars would be the last to go!
It’s quite an honor that we’re home to Brooke and David’s love story, in fact, when their photographer asked them “. . . if someone were to tell your story, what would HAVE to be included?” the first thing that came to mind was CrossFit Impact. Needless to say, it was a bit of a surprise for the shutterbug when they said they would be doing their engagement session in their gym. The adorable pictures follow their romance through kettlebells and pull up bars, to the tranquility of the park under the stars . . .
They make quite the cute couple and without a doubt these two deserve all the happiness in the world! Both of them are very athletic and competitive. Brooke is always trying to outrun David and he’s an incredibly supportive athlete. But, they also have a quieter side. These two are so sweet and always look for the extra things they can do for others. I think they’re ready for a fantastic future together, one that will be officially beginning on August 24th when they tie the knot.
Congratulations Brooke and David, from everyone here at your CrossFit Family!