Sharon has been working hard since she started with us! Read about how she has overcome some chronic pain.

I moved to Madison from Michigan in 2013 for a job at a pharmaceutical company. In my free time, I volunteer with animal rescue and lead hikes for a group called Hikerbabes Wisconsin. I also love to travel and have a goal of going to all 7 continents.

I actually found Recursive through a FB ad. I have ongoing hip and shoulder problems (which is also causing tendonitis in my right wrist). I have been in pain for the last 3 years; trying multiple things including physical therapy and acupuncture (doctors said surgery was not an option).

I also went to the “canned” classes like Zumba and Bodypump at other gyms. Nothing helped. I responded to the ad in a last ditch effort to stop the pain.

It was very scary as I knew I wouldn’t be able to do some of the moves, and I didn’t want to be embarrassed. However, coming to CrossFit has actually helped! I rarely have pain in my hip anymore (just working on building my strength back up), and my shoulder pain has been cut in half. I actually have days where I am not in pain anymore.

Due to my hip and shoulder issues, there are CrossFit moves I can’t do (YET), and all of the instructors have been great about giving me different options so I can keep building strength.

Everyone has been so nice and welcoming to me, and I am so glad I found this wonderful gym!

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