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…
Hometown: New York
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…