Testimonials

Sonia

Before

Back in October 2011, I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new and fell in love with CrossFit. When I started I was pushing 200 pounds battling high blood pressure and out of shape and tired all the time, even though I always tried to keep active I would get bored easily and tire out of the gym, running, or different videos and lose interest.

With CrossFit there is NO BOREDOM! I am training at the BOOMBOX at least 3 or 4 times a week everyday is different, I’m excited to get up in the morning and get in for the WOD and I have never been so strong in all my life!

After

I have a long way to go but I have come so far and never been so happy in my life when it comes to my fitness and diet! In almost 7 months of training and 3 months of paleo eating i have lost 30 pounds, countless inches, I have gone from a size 14 to a size 9 , I am happier, stronger and have developed a lifestyle that I love and will never stop! I am blessed that my whole family gets to train with the BoomBox family! I’m so thankful to Eric for giving me the push I needed to take that first step! Eric doesn’t know how great he is. He is 110 % dedicated to his BoomBox family and has built a box that I am proud to be a part of. I have made so many new friends who are real and care about your progress! The camaraderie and energy of the box is infectious! Thank you Coach Eric and the BoomBox fambam!!!!


Mike Smith

Before I started going to BoomBox CrossFit I had many thoughts running through my head on why not to do CrossFit.  How can I afford it?  Am I going to make a fool of myself? How am I going to be able to work out with these “beasts” that have been doing it for awhile?  Plus many others thoughts.  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions. Well you’ve come to the right place.

What separates BoomBox CrossFit from the others is the Community, Camaraderie, and Commitment demonstrated at this Box.  I’ve been going to the BoomBox for 2 months now.  In that time we’ve had a night where we had roughly 25 people go to dinner together, a day of bowling with over 30 of us, and 3 of us ran in the Tough Mudder together.  In the Mudder Eric Salcedo, Angela Guzman and I ran this together as a team.  I had only met Angela one time previously before we participated in this event.  Going in I was scared to let the team down since I had only been training for about 3 weeks prior to doing it.  In a nutshell if it wasn’t for the both of them I wouldn’t have finished.  I sprained my ankle half way through it and Angela and Eric both pushed me through physically and mentally.  They could’ve left me in the dust and finished the race much quicker than what we did.  But they stayed with me to make sure I finished.  They both demonstrate the true definition of there is no I in Team. Eric was sick for over 3 weeks and was unable to do the WOD’s, but his love and commitment for the BoomBox kept him still teaching all of his classes.  When some classes were busy other members such as Michelle Chavez, Victor C, and Justin assisted Eric in conducting these classes.

Another thing that sticks out to me is when a class is over many of the people that finished the class stay around to watch and help out with another class.  One night I showed up and was the only one participating in the 7pm class so I decided to get on the board with 100 burpees for time.  Many of the 6pm class stuck around and pushed me through and helped me count my 100 burpees.  For anyone that has done a burpee or attempted 100 of them you’ll see what I mean.  It’s easy to lose track.

I could go on and on about the BoomBox.  I started at 190lbs and this morning I weighed myself at 170.5 lbs.  Boom!!! The BoomBox community is now my family.  When I’m having a bad day I look forward to seeing all the peeps at the BoomBox and doing the WOD.


Kris

I first met Eric, owner of BoomBox, at a CrossFit competition about a year ago. He immediately was a very helpful person, giving me tips on my form and helping me develop a strategy to get a better score. This is when I started to realize what CrossFit was all about and what a great community of people they have.

When I moved back to the Temecula area, I knew I wanted to train with Eric. His commitment to building a great community around CrossFit fundamentals is far beyond any other box I have trained at. Everyday I train, there is a 100% positive atmosphere with everyone in the box. Its amazing to see how everyone there is willing to help each other grow as athletes and competitors on a daily basis. I would recommend coming to train with BoomBox CrossFit if you are a beginner who has never worked out in your life or a seasoned CrossFit competitor. BOOM!


Jen

Like most us, when the first of the year comes around and we say to ourselves….”I am going to get back into shape and workout!” Well that was me. I have always been an active person and enjoyed the feeling of working out. I was a stay at home mom and went to the gym 5 days a week religiously. Then went back to work and all of that went out of the window. I would play soccer on Sundays, but once a week wasn’t enough.  5 years came and went. I knew that I had to do something. Not only for my physical health, but my mental health as well. So I tried Insanity and P90X. Working out by myself in my living room was not motivating at all.

Then I kept seeing on Facebook,  posts from my friend Sonia of her WOD’s. I asked her what she was doing and she told me she was doing CrossFit. I decided to join Sonia and Kai at BoomBox CrossFit to “check it out.” Then it all started from there. I experienced my first WOD and was “hooked” from that day on. I definitely drank the kool aid! I have never felt so excited to work out! I would literally jump out of bed excited for the morning. This excitement is not only the new daily challenging WOD, but the camaraderie that you feel when you are at BoomBox CrossFit.

Eric has created a great community of CrossFitters. He is a genuine person and really cares about the outcome of everyone’s goals whether they are there just to train or to become a CrossFit elite. Everyone has their on personal reason for being there. My goal was to get back into shape and to be the better me that I know I could be both physically and mentally.

Since joining BoomBox Crossfit my soccer game has excelled with both endurance and strength. And, oh yea, my body is looking better too.


Debra

Before

I’m 47 years old, and I CrossFit.

It was one of the happiest days of my life…and one of the most life changing. I was 45 yrs old and on May 19, 2009, I gave birth to a healthy baby girl. I was faced with the shock of being a mother again. After 13 years of raising my son and living a fairly uneventful fitness life, I put on 20 lbs. I now had the challenge of this weight gain plus, another 30 lbs post baby. All to the tune of about 50 lbs to lose and the weight did not come off as easily.

I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, friend and FT career professional. My time is limited and precious to me. You see; I’m just like most. Busy schedules and distractions were amongst my many excuses and I loved to eat, a lot!

After

The lifestyle I was living became a burden because I was so tired all the time. I had battled anxiety and depression most of my adult life but I had always been able to manage it, until “the episode” (post partum depression coupled with symptoms of menopause), that finally pushed me over my limit. I knew something had to change and I am so grateful that God had not given up on me. He kept me rational enough to make some serious life choices.

CrossFit became my lifestyle in Feb 2011; a way of healthy living, a way to release endorphins and increase my serotonin levels. A preventive way to stay ahead of my disorder and flailing female hormones.

Several months ago, I switched from another box and became a BoomBOX member.  This is where I drank the kool-aid:) CrossFit has the reputation of following a motto: Community, Camaraderie, Commitment; but BoomBOX takes this to an extreme. The family-feel envelopes you when you get to this Box. The people here are authentic! It’s crazy WOD time where we leave all of the day’s worries at the door. It’s the epitome of loyalty to one another, with each person pushing the next to be better, faster and stronger.

Because of the scalability of these workouts the levels of difficulty are customized depending on an individual’s fitness level.  Nobody goes to failure.  It’s never easy, these “WODs”, but several dress sizes down (I no longer weigh myself) and my ability to stay energized, anxiety-free and alert all day makes it all worthwhile. I am a work in progress, my husband already loves my new figure, and although he won’t admit it, I think my son is pretty proud of me. And yes… I still have my tough days, but the good ones far outweigh the bad.

There are no cliques or egos at BoomBOX and I believe that the leadership here with Eric and his team of coaches will see to it that this box never loses that special thing that makes BBCF stand apart from the others…Humility.

P.S. I still love to eat, only now, my choices are healthier and I eat more frequently – Winning!

Debra Seabern CrossFitting since Feb 2011 47 year old, wife & mother of two


Dennis

On October 31 2012, I contacted Eric about information and the possibility of training at BoomBox. At that time I knew nothing about CrossFit but I did know from watching videos and reading articles that “it was not a game”! I was unsure and intimidated by what I’d seen. In a message sent from Eric he said “he would help me reach my fitness goals” and to date that is what he has done for me. Eric’s training, guidance, support and passion for what he believes in made this life changing for me. Not only am I reaching my fitness goals and feeling healthier each day but I’m a part of something that has meaning.

BoomBox CrossFit is about camaraderie and changing lives. I’m truly thankful to be a part of it. A day in the box for me is Sweat, Smiles and Laughter with great people! I’ve seen individuals and families join BBCF just as my wife and I did. I’m glad we made this choice together. Not only have we grown inside the box we’ve done so outside. Being able to share and witness each others progress is a great thing. BoomBox, I thank you!


Sarah

I met Eric Salcedo, owner and Coach of Boombox CrossFit back in September 2011 at a CrossFit box near my house. I came with a friend who had been doing CrossFit for awhile. I was terrified! Eric who was leading the class put me at ease right away. He is a natural leader and has the ability to inspire and motivate people. I LOVED doing that first WOD! It was the hardest thing I had ever done but it was so much fun! I felt so accomplished. ☺ I knew when I left that box that I wanted to do CrossFit but I wasn’t sure if I could really commit to it. Self-doubt started to creep in. I was forty years old, overweight, and out of shape. I told myself that Crossfit was for “other” people, “athletic” people, people who were already in shape. I let six months pass by. Then in March of 2012, I contacted Eric again. I was so excited to hear he was opening up his own box. I knew I wanted to train with him so I made the decision to drive the extra miles to where he was. I was nervous my first day at Boombox. I was in even worse shape than I’d been in six months previous. I literally arrived off my couch to CrossFit.

The first thing I noticed when I arrived at Boombox was the people. They were so welcoming. The energy in this place is amazing! It feels like family. There are some amazing athletes at Boombox but everyone is treated equally. For the first few weeks, Eric put me through the ONRAMP classes. These classes prepared me for the basic movements and lifting techniques done in CrossFit. Eric’s expertise in coaching was apparent right away. It is one thing to know a lot about CrossFit, but it takes a special kind of “know how” to be able to teach that to another person. He’s very patient, and willing to take the time to make sure his clients are safe at all times.

Fast forward three months…I’ve lost 22 lbs. and went from a size 14/16 to a size 10! I went from struggling to run 200 meters to running my first 5K three weeks ago! I did the 5K with my Boombox family. That’s how things are done here at Boombox. We are there for each other 100%! Coach Eric ran by my side the entire 3.2 miles. I couldn’t have done it on my own. The dedication of this man to his Boombox family is unwavering. I don’t think I could have found this level of commitment and support anywhere else. I still have a ways to go before I reach my fitness/health goals but I am amazed at how much I have accomplished in just three months! I am so proud to be a part of the Boombox community!