How did you start CrossFit? Mike and I had dinner with Brooks and Dan every week during which they would kindly invite me to come try CFR. It took just over a year of them telling me how much fun it is, and how much I would love it for me to finally give it a shot. I went to 'Bring a Friend Saturday,' got pulled over on the way and nearly had a heart attack that I'd be late for my first class because I knew about the burpee penalties!
What is your favorite part about CrossFit? Aside from the awesome community I really like the accountability, the structure of a class, and the tips from our coaches. All I have to do is show up and I know that once I'm there I'll be pushed harder than I'd push myself.
I also find that I laugh a lot there - feels good to be silly with friends.
What motivates you to continue CrossFit? I have seen improvements in my body comp and strength more in CrossFit than I have in any other fitness regimen. I've also been able to continue working out through all different phases of my life bc the workouts have adapted around my lifestyle - whether I'm rehabbing from an injury, growing a human, or trying to focus on improving specific areas.
What are your favorite movements and favorite WOD? I love cleans! I've been able to continue those the longest throughout my pregnancy ...even though they may be looking more like reverse curls at this point. I'll correct it when I'm back :) I love/hate the bike and burpees because they're THE WORST but I notice such an improvement in endurance when I incorporate them more. Stretching and mobility- it feels so good and I don't do it enough and it seriously improves my form.
What is your favorite CrossFit memory? The excitement of getting up the rope the first time and then realizing I didn't know how to get down.
What is the best advice you can give a fellow CrossFitter? Get comfortable being out of your comfort zone. Refresh your workout wardrobe with new stuff regularly because you'll feel like a badass and you'll stink less. Clock anxiety is a real thing. We're all there to improve upon something.
Tell us something about yourself (NOT fitness related) that others might not know. I took fencing lessons back in the day.