Health is not just a goal for us, it is a mission.
Our mission is to help make everyone that joins our community healthier, stronger and more agile so that they can be active participants in their own lives that are never held back by their bodily limitations.
I HAVE to Practice What we Preach
I (Chris Davis) did genetic testing and came back positive for Lynch Syndrome, which means I have an over 80% chance of developing colon cancer at a young age.
Pursuing health is not just an option for me, there are serious potential ramifications if I don’t.
I want to be here for my wife and my kids, and by living a healthy lifestyle that gives me the best chances of beating the odds and staying as healthy as possible.
I also want to help other people be there for their families, and to have the ability and the confidence to know that their bodies will be able to do what they want to do. Life isn’t just about existing and ‘being there’, it is about being a participant.
Weighing Our Values and Creating TriForce CrossFit
In 2016, Megan and I came to a crossroads in regards to my career options.
I could either continue pursuing life climbing the corporate ladder within a Physical Therapy company or I would need to try to find something else to do. While staying in the corporate world would have been very safe (IE positive value points) it also prevented many other positive value experiences such as spending extra time with my family, as well as didn’t allow Megan and I to pursue any opportunities to work together.
So we listed out the things that we value most:
Davis (+) Values
- Spending time together as a family (not just working for the weekends)
- Living healthy lifestyles, (time, and space to workout and eat right) in order to feel good and be able to participate in things like competitions or playing on the beach with our family
- Empowering other people to live that same type of lifestyle
- Living in community with people that have similar values
- Chris and Megan working together
- Serving Christ by using the gifts that He has blessed us with
- Gain extended time for things like vacations, mission trips, etc.
- Live life planning for the future, but enjoying the RIGHT NOW (more on this to come)
How would we get there?
So with our short list glaring at us, we really had no option but to make an intentional decision to either come up with an option that would allow us work towards these things that would add value to our lives and relationship or to ignore it and keep heading down a path of more neutral and negative value experiences.
We recalled a nostalgic experience from our college days when we were blessed to work in a small gym setting together.
We got to know some of the coolest people, enjoy coming to work every day, and overall we felt recharged from what we got to do.
We were now 7 years wiser, with more degrees and life experience. We thought it was time that we took on the challenge to put the pieces together and recreate that environment ourselves.
CrossFit embodies so many of our values, and we already enjoyed this training together for ourselves. BUT, change is hard, so it was so much easier to just talk about the possibilities of changing our lives and increasing our positive value.
Then something forced us into a decision.
My Diagnosis With Lynch Syndrome
After knowing my whole life that I had poor genes in general, I finally decided to get genetic testing done.
Our fears were confirmed.
I tested positive for Lynch Syndrome.
This genetic mutation puts me at a MUCH higher risk of developing several types of cancer, most specifically >80% chance of developing colon cancer at a young age.
You want to talk about game changers? While I don’t have cancer, it does literally reorder and reshape our value systems.
Remember that “Live life planning for the future, but enjoying the RIGHT NOW” concept?
YOLO seriously began to mean something new.
WHY would we wait to pursue our passion?
Obviously, none of us are promised tomorrow, but Megan and I decided if we were ever going to open up something on our own, it needed to be NOW.
TriForce CrossFit- Our Ultimate Solution
So, we moved our whole family to the St. Augustine area and started a business with all of our resources.
Yes, it’s scary.
But now our family gets to spend time together working, working out, and serving our community with our gifts.
It is AWESOME!
I’m confident that TriForce can help you achieve more positive value experiences as well.
We can help you feel better.
We can help you move better.
We can help you spend less time at the doctor’s office and more time going for a run with your dog.
Of course, there are barriers and lack of resources, but I promise that if you are able to pursue those (+) items either here or elsewhere, the lack of resources will suddenly become less of an issue.
Please don’t let a diagnosis or tragedy or epic event be required to make the decision to value YOURSELF!
Make life changes today that will help you achieve those things you have on your list.