How did you get started with CrossFit? My friend was working the front desk at a gym where a few of her trainer friends were starting up this new workout program. Since she knew I had recently become an ex-gymnast at the time and have been trying to find different ways to stay active, she figured I would be interested in taking a class with her. At that point, I had never even heard of the word “CrossFit,” so I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I’m glad I did. That first class took place over three years ago and has changed my life for the better. I’ve been hooked ever since.
Favorite WOD or movement? I don’t think I have a favorite WOD, but my favorite movement would probably have to be handstand push-ups or handstand walks. It’s the gymnast in me, for sure. =)
Least favorite WOD or movement? Oh gosh… My least favorite WOD has got to be “Kalsu” (100 Thrusters for time [95#/135#]). My least favorite movement would probably have to be a tie between deadlifts and pull-ups.
What is your proudest CrossFit accomplishment so far? My proudest CrossFit accomplishment so far would definitely have to be the moment when my teammate, Nikki and I, took second place overall at the Contra Costa Throwdown team competition back in May.
What do you love about 510CrossFit? Man, what do I NOT love about 510CrossFit. This place is my second home, filled with people who I now consider my second family. I love everything about this box: our patient, motivating, and down-to-earth coaches; our wide range of non-judgmental, diverse, and inspirational members; our beautiful, playful, and friendly mascot named Rogue; and the energetic, positive, and NON-intimidating atmosphere at every class. I love how I come to work out and end up staying an hour or two longer to either work on extra stuff or to simply hang out. I love the coaching I get and how everyone genuinely wants each other to do better. I basically love everything about 510 CrossFit and am very proud to be a part of such an amazing group of people and box.
What would you tell people who are not sure about trying CrossFit? I would tell them to come and try it out for themselves. Don’t believe the stereotypes or crazy stories people may have about CrossFit because every box is different.
What is your favorite quote or motto? “Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will. Feel the fear and do it anyway.”