CFCR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH
When did you start CrossFitting… May 2013
Favorite wod… Partner WODS, Saturday is my favorite!
Least favorite wod… Anything with pushups
Favorite lift… Jerk
Least favorite lift… Sumo deadlift high pull
Tell us bit about yourself (family, job, sports, military interest etc..)…I moved to Colorado 10 years ago from Alberta, Canada to be near my parents and go to college. I completed my degree and became a Dental Hygienist about the same time I started Crossfit in 2013. I have been married to my husband, Mitch, for 2 years and we live on a ranch east of Castle Rock. I spend a lot of time at home gardening in the summer, and I love to cook. Together we like to golf, camp, fish and play softball.
What were you doing before CrossFit…I had a couple gym memberships and would work out on my own. My sister would send me programming, because I had no idea what I was doing and lacked motivation.
What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout…I was really worried my legs would give out, and I would go tumbling down the stairs into the parking lot. I’m pretty sure my first workout was the “filthy 50”. I modified everything and did 30 reps…and almost died. I realized how out of shape I was.
What were your goals when joining CrossFit…I wanted to find something I liked doing, I really hated working out at that point, and it was depressing.
Have you achieved any of those goals…Yes, I love going to the gym now!
Has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym….Definitely. I live an overall healthier lifestyle; I have a whole bunch of new friends, and I put 10 yards on my golf swing!
Any advice for people getting started…Take your time, and get the fundamentals. Taking the time to have good form in the beginning will save you a lot of energy trying to break bad habits in the future. Listen to your coaches.
Some of your recent accomplishments…I got a 100lb squat snatch a few weeks ago. I used to struggle with only the bar. I’m very happy the snatch is no longer my least favorite lift, thank you Barbell Club!
What makes CFCR special to you?
There is so much that makes this gym special, including great members and awesome coaches. For me, the best thing is working out with my sister (Aubree). She checks up on me, and makes me RX when I really don’t want to. It’s good to have family, friends and coaches that want to push you and support you along the way. Thank you CFCR!