Categorized as: ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Athlete Spotlight: Becky N.

Hometown:  Shanksville, PA

Age:  27

Profession:  Interior Designer

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up?  I was a member at a gym prior to crossfit but rarely went because I was bored with it.  I played softball and volleyball all through middle school and high school.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?  A friend of mine asked me if I would go with them.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after?  My first workout was a partner WOD.  I went with a friend so it was nice to be able to do it with them and have the push.

Favorite CF Movements:  Handstands.

Least Favorite Movements:  Squats.

Favorite Cheat Meal:  Pizza, pasta, cookies.

Favorite Paleo Meal:  I have yet to try it.

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?  Die hard Pittsburgh sports fan. Read Full Athlete Spotlight Here…

 

Athlete Spotlight- Lexie F.

Hometown: Fort Myers, FL

Age: 28

Profession: Sales

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? In High School and College I competed in horse shows.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I didn’t start getting into health and fitness until a few years ago when my sister, Tracy, introduced me to crossfit.  We were both single at the time and she insisted that every “hot” guy she knew went to crossfit.  That was enough motivation to get started.  Now my motivation for continuing CrossFit has become a little more noble, ha ha!

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? I’ll never forget my first Crossfit workout.  It was only 8 minutes.  I don’t remember exactly which movements, but I definitely remember feeling like I was going to throw up afterwards.  I told the instructor and she nonchalantly instructed me to do it outside and not in the bathroom.  Obviously, exercising to the point of puking was not unusual.

Favorite CF Movements: Lately, double under jump roping.  I recently accomplished doing more than just one or two at a time.

Least Favorite Movements: Wall balls.  Hands down. Read Full Athlete Spotlight Here…

Athlete Spotlight: Patrick F.

Hometown: Peoria, IL

Age: 32

Profession: Real Estate

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? Before crossfit, my only forms of exercise were jogging and cycling. I played basketball, soccer, and baseball growing up.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFitFriends in the army recommended crossfit.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? I don’t remember my first workout but the baseline workout was enough to open my eyes to how out of shape I was. That took less than 10 minutes and I was sore for two days after.

Favorite CF Movements: Clean and jerk, wall balls, back squat

Least Favorite Movements: Lunges, pistols, overhead squat Click Here To Read Full Athlete Spotlight!

Athlete Spotlight: Jessica H.

Hometown: Columbus, Indiana
Age: 27

Profession: Paralegal, Collier County Attorney’s Office

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? I have always been active. Before CrossFit, I spent most of my time running. In high school/college, I never played organized sports, but always made it a point to cycle, run, swim, anything I could to stay active. It was a great way to keep an upbeat spirit during those cold, winter days in Indiana!

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I tried CrossFit for the first time in Indiana, and was instantly hooked. After moving to Florida, I was trying to find a great gym for the price. A running injury put me back for six weeks, so I was trying to find something I could ease into.  So, I had the privilege of finding Naples CrossFit Bootcamp, and my obsession with CrossFit was re-sparked.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? I can’t quite remember what my first workout was, but it went well. I know it went well because it HURT for the first week! Read Full Athlete Spotlight Here…

Athlete Spotlight: Shany G.

Hometown: Ottawa, Canada

Age: 29

Profession: Software Engineer

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? Boxing – 7 years and Baseball/Basketball

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I wanted to try something new, gyms are not for me, I need to move.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? Annie, I felt like I was going to throw up but it was the best thing ever.

Favorite CF Movements: DUs, running, push-ups

Least Favorite Movements: Wall balls, Overhead squats Read Full Athlete Spotlight Here…

Athlete Spotlight: Janet C.

 

Hometown: Washington DC

Age: 40

Profession: Project Manager

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? I was not an athletic kid.  My parents wanted me to concentrate on my school work and playing the piano. I was not involved in sports or fitness until in my 20’s. Since then, I have been a group exercise instructor at gyms, completed many events covering all distances and several marathons, triathlons, including an Ironman.  Prior to moving to Naples, I trained at a kettle bell studio.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? One of my kettle bell trainers started to sprinkle in some CrossFit movements in to my individual program. I had an idea of CrossFit from watching the CrossFit games on TV. I was intimidated by the intensity of CrossFit because I have participated mostly in events where I go long and slow.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? My very first CrossFit class was a CrossFit Naples community beach workout. My husband and I were visiting Naples and our good friend, Rolando, invited us to the workout. He had been raving about the box to us since he joined a couple of years ago. It was so much fun – the group workout in teams and the challenge of running in sand. I felt great afterward – I wasn’t destroyed but still felt the effort. Click Here To See Full Athlete Spotlight…