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How Did you Start CrossFit?
A friend convinced me to take a CrossFit bootcamp class back in 2009 when we were living in NC. I was amazed at my progress in a few short weeks but was too intimidated to try the full CrossFit classes. When I came back to MA a year later I nervously took on-ramp classes at CrossFit Center Mass. It was definitely what I needed and had been looking for.
What is your favorite part about CrossFit?
There is so much I love but I'll keep it short. The biggest benefit besides fitness is the community. As someone who grew up playing team sports, I desperately needed a supportive group which are more like friends and family. This is one place where being a strong woman is not looked down upon, but encouraged and respected. I've met amazing people who have inspired me, cheered me on, kept me laughing, and helped me achieve things I wasn't sure I was capable of, including run a half marathon.
What motivates you to continue CrossFit?
Knowing where I've been and how far I've come is a huge motivation. There always seems to be something I can improve upon or a new goal I can set for myself - this is not a stagnant sport.
What are your favorite movements and favorite WOD?
Power cleans, rowing, and wall balls are some of the top exercises and I appreciate when they are in a WOD. My favorite WODs tend to be ones that involve the above movements - but I also really like strongman WODs.
What is your favorite CrossFit memory?
There are many great memories - when gymnastic movements finally clicked or running a PR with RCF running partners. Most recent my husband said he really enjoys CrossFit. He just joined in October/November.
What is the best advice you can give a fellow CrossFitter?
Keep coming. We're all playing the long game. Make goals. Then tell someone about them. Just a small bit of support (and accountability) goes a long way.
Tell us something about yourself (NOT fitness related) that others might not know.
I have a very non-nutritional challenge compliant Instagram baking account.