How did you start CrossFit? I started CF with BSC about 1 month post kick off. I joined a friend of mine who told me it wasn’t that bad and I would probably enjoy it. When I arrived for my first WOD, I began the workout and determined when I could move to the next station and chose the station I like the best. My coach caught me. It was then that I realized this is serious stuff. I learned my lesson!
What is your favorite part about CrossFit? My favorite part of CF is the way I feel after a workout. I cannot stress how often I had no desire to go to class because I was too tired. Once I get to the platform, all the negatively just disappears. I also love when I see my counterparts join me and the coach says… ”Who’s ready to get fit?” It brings me to a much happier place. Also, the high 5’s and fist bumps carry me through each WOD.
What motivates you to continue CrossFit? I love that I don’t have to think about what to do next. The WODs are created and you just follow them. The varied workouts keep me coming back, as well as the people. There is a sort of pride I feel when I “show up.”
What are your favorite movements and favorite WOD? My favorite WODs include squats, jump rope, KB swings, abmat sit-ups and an occasional burpee. ;) Partner WODs are fun too because you have an even greater sense of ownership and responsibility to not only yourself, but your partner.
What is your favorite CrossFit memory? Any personal accomplishment is my favorite memory. Doing my first rope climb and T2B was truly exciting, but what’s more exciting is the support and cheers from my CF friends!
What is the best advice you can give a fellow CrossFitter? Do NOT let your mood or your most bloated day keep you from feeling that huge sense of accomplishment you get when you give it your all for just one hour.
Tell us something about yourself (NOT fitness related) that others might not know. I met my husband as my roommate and I had my 3rd child because we had a minivan with an extra seat! ;)
How did you start CrossFit? I was planning on doing my regular after work group fitness class when some girls in the locker room started chatting about CrossFit. I decided to try CrossFit instead and have stuck with it ever since. Now whenever I see the group fitness instructor I run and hide.
What is your favorite part about CrossFit? There are so many things I love! My top 3 would be: Stress Relief: When you’re exhausted in a WOD, you don’t think about anything else but breathing Classmates: They hold me accountable every day. If I sleep in and miss class I will hear about it from at least 3 people Coaches: Whenever I’m ready to break they are right there to tell me to keep moving
What motivates you to continue CrossFit? 100% the results! My friends, coaches, coworkers, and family have all complimented that I look skinny! Not sure why no one told me when I was getting fat haha.
What are your favorite movements and favorite WOD? Rowing is probably one of my best exercises so I’ll say it’s a favorite. I really enjoy jerks and split jerks. Wallballs aren’t so bad, if I could just hit the target (Sorry Brooks!). GRACE is one of my favorite WODs.
What is your favorite CrossFit memory? My favorite CrossFit memory was the WOD with burpees and running in the pouring rain. At first everyone was complaining and then we just embraced it and kept pushing through.
What is the best advice you can give a fellow CrossFitter? “Focus on your fitness”, stolen from the 6 AM class, but it’s honestly so true. You need to push yourself and improve upon yourself. Take pride in the PRs you achieve regardless of what someone else’s PR is.
Tell us something about yourself (NOT fitness related) that others might not know. I like to paint and draw. I used to take lessons when I was younger and have participated in art competitions.
How did you start CrossFit?: I started CrossFit because I wanted to bring my “blah” routine work-outs to something more exciting, plus I liked the idea of working-out outside.
What is your favorite part about CrossFit?: The variety, and I love the way I feel after a good sweaty work-out.
What motivates you to continue CrossFit?: The results, and Crossfitter peeps!
What are your favorite movements and favorite WOD?: I like the Air Squats LOL! I don’t have a favorite WOD, but I like the ones that don’t require too much thinking J The CrossFit coaches will attest to those complex workouts we have, when I have to ask all kinds of questions and continue walking up to the board to see what’s next and how many… My brain is shot at the end of the day…
What is your favorite CrossFit memory?: The Nutrition Challenge and everything about it! It was fun and I enjoyed doing the quirky spot challenges, especially with my group (Shannon, Paudie and Bill-thanks!). The funniest part was the bear crawl in the tunnel and the looks we got… The best part was that we WON!
What is the best advice you can give a fellow CrossFitter?: I guess for me, my biggest thing is to not injure myself so I can continue to work-out long term. Every work-out I stay within my limits and try not to compare myself to what everyone else is doing. If I don’t feel comfortable with a movement I either scale it back or don’t do a lot of weight. I know that the wrong form (and if coupled w/ heavy weight) can cause injury.
Tell us something about yourself (Not fitness related) that others might not know: I used to be an aerobics/fitness/nautilus instructor (many, many years ago, before you needed to be certified)… I used to be a cosmetologist (many, many years ago) and still cut hair…