Categorized as: ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Athlete Spotlight: Colleen M.

Hometown:  Bear, DE

Profession: 5th grade teacher

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? I played field hockey in high school and have always been somewhat of a tomboy and into sports so I’m usually up for doing anything active.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? A group of (ex) co-workers invited me to join their team for a Spartan Race and told me in order to prepare that I had to go to CrossFit.  I went and did a week trial and got hooked.  Ended up going for a year and a half before they put some equipment in at our work then started working out there.  It just wasn’t the same and rejoined about a year or so ago.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? I don’t recall my first workout but I do remember that I wanted to cry and puke in the middle of it but when it was over I felt amazing, accomplished, and a bit powerful.

Favorite CF Movements: deadlifts, rope climbs, farmers carry

Least Favorite Movements: snatches and pull-ups (but probably because they are the most difficult for me)

Favorite Cheat Meal: I love potato chips – all flavors! View Full Athlete Spotlight HERE…

Athlete Spotlight: Renee R.

Hometown: New York

Age: 48

Profession: Paralegal

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? I would do the usual gym workout with weight machines and cycle class. I also played some racquetball, volleyball and outdoor cycling. I dabbled in sports growing up but never really became great at anything. Did some gymnastics and softball.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I had a friend talk about it with such enthusiasm I had to try it.

What was your first workout and how did it go? My first workout was with a bench and running. It went ok but I did not think I would do it again because I disliked running so much. How did you feel after? I felt good that I finished it and thought I would give it another try. Now I am hooked.

Favorite CF Movements: I like handstand pushups.

Least Favorite Movements: Box jumps, especially when I miss the box.

Favorite Cheat Meal: Cheeseburger deluxe and fries.

Favorite Paleo Meal: I like bacon wrapped pineapple baked in the oven. It is even good with turkey bacon. View Full Athlete Spotlight Here…

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…