Success Stories

A few success stories from our athletes.


Athlete Spotlight - Hari N.

“I just figured this was going to be like everything else.”
— Hari N.

Hari joined 12 Labours CrossFit expecting to quit after a couple months. He knew he wanted to do something for his fitness, but would continually try something and eventually lose interest. After one year with 12 Labours CrossFit, Hari is down 15 pounds, lowered his cholesterol, and was told by his doctor that he is “In perfect health.” His training has also inspired family activities. His kids are active members of CrossFit kids and he now bonds with his son by participating in community 5k races.

Fitness is a process, and that process can be scary to start, and it can be intimidating, but it is also extremely rewarding. Whether it’s getting into the CrossFit groove, making new friends, or putting yourself outside of your comfort zone, the coaches, staff, and athletes at 12 Labours will support you every step of the way.




Athlete Spotlight - Irwyn I.

I can honestly say, I am in the best shape of my life.
— Irwyn I.

At age 23, Irwyn was 330 lbs. and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He knew he had to do something for his health, but the path was not entirely laid out. Irwyn found CrossFit in 2010 after trying multiple other fitness programs and diets but to little avail. Until then, he had relegated himself to strictly cardio style workouts, with little weight training elements. But since 2010, that hasn’t been the case. Irwyn participated in a nutrition challenge a few months into his CrossFit journey and 6-weeks in, he was able to stop taking diabetes medication. Since then, five years later, Irwyn hasn’t needed to take these medications. His fitness journey continues, and his initial fight for fitness is now a chase for more.

Irwyn is also involved with Faith’RX Baltimore, sharing his faith with others through CrossFit.




Athlete Spotlight - Matthew N.

Definitely sign up for the free intro class. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
— Mathew N.

I was very stagnant in my life with regards to exercise and was looking for some sort of motivation to get back in shape. I need something with variety to keep me interested, and Crossfit is the perfect thing!  12 Labours is such an awesome place to be. The sense of community, the coaching, the intensity are all something that I look forward to every day. I was always very skeptical about Crossfit because of hearing stories of injuries. But the willingness of the coaches to work with you to reduce any chance of that is wonderful.