Categorized as: 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…

 

Athlete Spotlight: Sarah S.

 What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? I played sports my entire life. I played lacrosse in middle school and high school and one year in college.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? My first workout was an AMRAP with bodyweight and wall balls. I felt exhausted afterwards and was sore for about a week! Click here to see Sarah’s full Athlete Spolight…

Favorite CF Movements: Barbell work, running, pistols

Least Favorite Movements: Rowing, wall balls See Full Athlete Spotlight Here…

Athlete Spotlight: Keith P.

Hometown: Port Huron, MI

Age: 32

Profession:  Assistant restaurant manager/server

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? Track/Running, weight lifting, cheerleading (yeap I consider it a sport,) dance.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? A friend, told me about a family member doing it. I had never heard of it and decided to look into it when I moved to Naples. I couldn’t be more happy I did!

Favorite CF Movements: Rope climb/leg free, handstands/parallette handstands.

Least Favorite Movements: Thrusters, push-ups. View Full Athlete Spotlight Here…

 

Athlete Spotlight: Claire H.

Hometown: Naples

Age: 16

Profession: Full Time Student

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? I swam and went to the gym sometimes.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Swimming and Sailing.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? I don’t remember what my first workout was but I remember being extremely exhausted. Continue Reading…