Krista Schmidt

I was 4 months pregnant when I first walked into cornerstone, I was always very active with soccer and kickboxing but impact sports were not an option when I got pregnant. I took up running and it wasn't enough... So I tried Crossfit at cornerstone and have been hooked ever since.  I was excited from day 1.  

I was treated with such genuine kindness, care, and extra attention for the safety of my pregnancy. Every time I walked in, coach Jen and Seneca always were prepared with scaled movements for each wod if needed with my pregnancy and safety the priority. My favorite times during my membership at cornerstone were the times on a random Saturday night, Jen would open the box, we would have a ladies night and complete some tough wods, with music blasted, and dance moves in between wods. Afterwards we all would go and grab dinner together filled with laughter and optimism.  We called it our "night at the bar"... 

CFC continues to increase mental and physical toughness. It is extremely empowering to do things I once considered physically impossible. 

I was under medical supervision while pregnant and crossfitting. I cross fitted 6 days a week while pregnant and scaled wods accordingly. I felt incredible while staying so active. Being at Crossfit was a huge highlight of each day. I was a police officer during my pregnancy and I knew that Crossfit would help me get back in shape after delivery for my return to work. It was imperative to be fit and healthy so I could return to police work with confidence along with fit back in my uniform/gun belt:) 

 Crossfit helped with delivery of my daughter Kanella... With an unexpected abnormally short umbilical cord, dr's credited my high level activity for how much my daughter flourished. Dr.'s advised that my high level movements helped to provide movement in my womb for Kanella and her development.

Seneca Seley
Margaret Nelson

Cornerstone was recommended to me by a new member because I had said I wanted to lose weight, get physically stronger and meet new friends. I was relatively new to the area and needed to make some changes and get on with my life. I had joined the local YMCA but did feel I was getting the personal attention I needed. 

The entire Cornerstone staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and supportive. Megan, my trainer, does a good job of explaining each new step and makes sure everything is done correctly to achieve the most benefit and also prevent injury. She also cultivates a team atmosphere and encourages us to support each other even as we work at different levels. 

The atmosphere is structured but fun! We have quite an interesting group in the CrossFit Masters class, based on age, experience and health issues. The final result of each session is a successful, challenging workout with some good laughter and camaraderie. Megan is supportive and does a good job creating a different WOD each session. 

CrossFit Cornerstone Masters Class has strengthened my resolve to continue working out and be as strong and healthy as possible. I would encourage anyone interested in improving and maintaining their health; both physical and emotional (because it's all tied together) to come join the fun. And a good chiropractic adjustment helps keep the old body tuned up too!!

Seneca Seley
Erika Fraley

The beginning of 2016 was definitely a rough start to a life changing year. I was suffering through a heart wrenching and devastating breakup, was in the process of moving back to my parents’ house while searching for a new job, and every day I struggled with my self-image. Over the course of 3 years, I had gained well over 40 pounds and lost even more of my confidence. I no longer knew the girl on the other side of the mirror staring back at me. She looked sad, lonely, and unhealthy. I did not like her.  

I was desperate to make a permanent change.

Soon after moving back to my parents’ house, I started a new job in West Chester. Every day, I would pass a building with a green awning that read CROSSFIT CORNERSTONE. I would shake it off and continue on my way to work, thinking there was no possible way I could even hang with the “Crossfitters.” But, the following day I would pass it again. I began relating it to one of those annoying alarm clocks that would only snooze for a short time and then start screaming again, forcing you to wake up out of a dead sleep. I took it as a sign and made a big leap into the unknown.

On May 24th, 2016 I nervously stepped into the Cornerstone world and it was then that my life changed forever.

Cornerstone has become my sanctuary. Outside of work, it is where I spend majority of my time and is the light at the end of my every day tunnel. Crossfit is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I never feel inferior to the person standing next to me, despite the restrictions I may have. We, including the coaches, are a team and community, supporting each other in our own personal journeys and rooting for the other’s success. I have made many lifelong friends with some of the sincerest and selfless people I’ve ever come in contact with. Without them, I wouldn’t be in the good place of my life that I’m in now.

Here we are 10 months later… So far I have lost 22 pounds and have gained so much more than just muscle. It hasn’t been easy, and I would be lying if I said I’ve never cried during or after a workout… especially if it involved running but it has been the most rewarding and empowering experience I’ve endured thus far. My body continues to surprise me every single day and I truly believe the sky is the limit.

It’s easy to say that Crossfit Cornerstone and the people surrounding it saved me from the darkness I was living in. Today, when I look in the mirror, I see a happier and healthier person with glowing confidence staring back. I love her.

Seneca Seley
Chad Mears

I walked through the doors of Cornerstone in November 2015 to try a class before going through the fundamentals.  Before walking through the door that first time many thoughts raced through my mind…  would I “fit” in, can I do this, etc.   My mind was put at ease when I walked in and met Coach Jen for the first time at that 9am class.  But before all of that, I first started cycling in 2011 to lose weight and get in shape after stepping on the scale and realizing I was quickly approaching the 300lb mark at 290.  When I started at Cornerstone, I weighed in at 250lb and today I am at 225.

I decided to give Crossfit a try after belonging to a typical gym and dreading going there (and thus never went).  Cornerstone first appealed to me for the class structure and available times.

My first class I was impressed with the overall coaching, knowledge and welcoming family atmosphere of Cornerstone. I expected to walk in to my first class and see all of these elite competitors. However, there are people of all shapes, sizes and abilities that come to Crossfit and I thought to myself “Wow” I can fit in with this group!

Throughout my first year of Crossfit, I have been fortunate enough to have achieved many things including gaining many friendships.  From the small achievements of being able to carry my 11yr old and my 7yr old up the stairs to bed at the same time to hitting PR’s in tons of movements.  Early on someone said every day is a PR and that continues with me today.  I have recently hit double unders consistently and even did a handstand push up, which I didn’t think would be possible being 6’4” and 225.  My fellow classmates and coaches even talked me into participating in the 2016 Crossfit Games Open where I completed each workout at the scaled level.  This year I was able to hit every workout in the 2017 Crossfit Games Open at the Rx level.

I have made the 9am class my routine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and continue to come every week to improve my overall health and well-being to be able to take care of my family for the foreseeable future.  Being able to commit to the routine doesn’t allow me to make the excuses of not going plus it is a fun environment and the Coaches are awesome!  If you are thinking about Crossfit Cornerstone… Try it!  It will be a life changing experience.

Seneca Seley