Categorized as: ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Athlete Spotlight – Stephanie P.

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Age:26

Profession: Still a student, working in accounting, while working toward a degree in legal studies.

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? I have played tennis since I was 4. I love playing any type of hockey. I took up kickboxing a few years ago.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Cassie & Kirk Kreifles! I signed up for bootcamp and have been in love with CrossFit since then.

What was your first workout and how did it go?  How did you feel after? I came to a community WOD with Cassie.  I really don’t remember the movements but I do remember gasping for air afterwards.

Favorite CF Movements: Rowing, dead lifts, prowler push, thrusters

Least Favorite Movements: push ups, pull ups, attempting double unders

Favorite Cheat Meal: crab rangoon followed by sangria & chocolate

Favorite Paleo Meal: anything with seafood

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?  Continue Reading…


Thursday, September 10th, 2015:

PRACTICE

A) Hand Stand Practice – 10 Mins

B) 12 Mins (70% Steady State)

  • 5 Press
  • 10 Ring Rows
  • 15 Air Squats

C) Anchored Situps 3x 20

coming Friday…

MENTAL TOUGHNESS

A) 20 Minutes:

  • 5 DL
  • 4 Hang Power Cleans
  • 3 Jerks

Heaviest Set Possible – Must Go Unbroken

B) 100 Hollow Rocks – 5 Min Cap

Athlete Spotlight D.D.

Hometown:  East Longmeadow, MA

Age: 65

Profession: MRI Technologist

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit?  Competitive Swimming, Softball, Road Biking, Kayaking & Walking

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? My neighbor

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after?  Benchmark & I felt way better than expected, a little sore.

Favorite CF Movements: Rowing & Bench Pressing

Least Favorite Movements: Pullups, I need to build up strength

Favorite Cheat Meal: Cheese or potato chips 🙁

Favorite Paleo Meal: Any green salad, avocados, nuts, fruit & meat, roasted root veggies & lots of garlic.

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?  As a child I had polio from ages 2-5 & I wore a brace on my right leg.  It never stopped me from running or playing like the other children, I was extremely lucky.  However, after 2 foot and ankle surgeries 9 years ago some exercises limit me on performance.  I try to compensate in other ways.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? In only 2 months I see my “waist roll” diminishing & thighs getting stronger.

What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit? Meeting great new supportive people all with the same purpose.  We come in all ages, shapes & sizes all here for a common goal, to stay fit!

Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit? It’s the best, stick with it.  Don’t give up!

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I love to cook swim & read.  My Bouvier des Flandres, Issy, is my best friend!

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2015:

Practice

A) 15 Min Dynamic Warmup & Mobility
B) Barbell Complex (20 Minutes)

 

-1 Deadlift

-1 Hang Power Clean

-1 Front Squat

-1 Split Jerk

Use the heaviest weight you can for each set

C) Med Ball Situps 5×15 (partner anchored)

 

coming Wednesday…

Practice

A) Strict Chin Up or Ring Curls 5×7
B) Dips 5 x 8
C) Burpee To Target: Reverse Tabata
D) Coaches Cashout: Top Secret

Athlete Spotlight – Victoria R.

Hometown: Naples, FL

Age: 19

Profession: Student

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up?  I ran cross country & track in middle school & some years throughout high school. I also did soccer but my knee injuries did not allow me to play so I stuck with running. I have been running ever since and I ran my first marathon in February.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?  I first got exposed years ago by my Dad when he used to watch the games on TV, not having a clue what the massive athletes were doing. As I was increasing my miles in my running I started to lose muscle mass and I wanted to find something to help me and that’s when I found crossfit bootcamp.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after?  I do not remember my first bootcamp session but I do remember my first class as a member. We did one rep max deadlifts and I was unable to walk correctly the rest of the week.

Favorite CF Movements: Sled drags, prowlers and cleans

Least Favorite Movements: Double unders, I’m too uncoordinated for them

Favorite Cheat Meal: Froyo is my weakness and I will always give into chocolate

Favorite Paleo Meal: Steak with asparagus or green beans

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you? I have a nose piercing.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? My body is more toned & I’m thinking more about what I eat.

What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit? I’m typically thinking about doing crossfit rather than running and I am always wanting to do a crossfit movement wherever I am.

Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit?  There will be good workouts and bad workouts, movements that come easy and movements you think you will never do but practice makes perfect!

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?  I am obsessed with my nephew, I love doing any outdoor activity, spend most of my time at work, school or I am working out. I love to thrift shop and run races and I have a surprisingly HUGE appetite.


Saturday, May 30th, 2015:

10.9.8.7.6.5.4.3.2.1

  • Pullups
  • Box Step ups
  • Toes to Bar
  • Situps

coming Monday…

Teams of Two:
  • Row 500m
  • 50 Bench Press (1x BW /.75x BW)
  • Row 1,000m
  • 40 Bench Press
  • Row 2,000m
  • 30 Bench Press

Athlete Spotlight: Lori R.

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Age: 20

Profession: Sales Associate & future Marketing Management professional.

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? Bicycling, running & soccer.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Almost all my friends are into fitness; they sell products online, do Crossfit and also join different fitness competitions. The first time I was exposed to Crossfit, I was currently living in Orange County, California and a friend of mine took me to his Crossfit gym. I’ve loved it ever since.

What was your first workout & how did it go?  How did you feel after? My first workout was running for about 3 miles, doing lunges and squats. I wanted to throw up after I was done.

Favorite CF Movements: Box Jumps, Front Squats and Thrusters

Least Favorite Movements: Burpees & Clean and Jerk

Favorite Cheat Meal: A giant burger with everything in it and sweet potatoes fries on the side with a DIET COKE.

Favorite Paleo Meal: Salmon with veggies on the side and a little bit of brown rice.

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you? They don’t know I’m extremely adventurous and love adrenaline.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? I’ve lost a lot weight and my body is toning up little by little. I feel much healthier and energetic each day

What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit? I’m becoming addicted to Crossfit and when I can’t make it to class I get very anxious. It’s my stress reliever.

Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit? My advice is to not give up, work hard until the end, and learn every movement as best as possible. Practice outside the Crossfit gym and become better at it.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I love fashion, traveling and dancing Salsa with a good dancing partner.


Saturday, May 9th, 2015:Buy In: 200 m Lunges

Buy In: 200 m Lunges

5 Rounds:
-10 DL (225/155)
-10 HSPU

Cash Out: 200m Lunges

30 Minute Cap

(Modification for HSPU = 30 sec accumulated hold)

coming Monday…

Three Teams of Two: 30 Min AMRAP

-Team 1: Prowler Push 300m (4 plates/2.5)

-Team 2: Performs Max Double Unders

-Team 3: Row (200/150m)

(Teams will alternate when team 1 reaches 300m)

Athlete Spotlight: Judy R.

Hometown:  Fairbanks, Alaska

Age: 55

Profession: Retired

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit?  Tennis, walking & riding bikes.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? A friend told me she was going to the masters class, that sounded safe to me. I’ve done other exercise classes with younger kids and have hurt myself.

What was your first workout and how did it go?  We carried weights around the outside of the warehouse.

How did you feel after? I couldn’t wait to come back.

Favorite CF Movements: The endurance builder sections

Least Favorite Movements: Push-ups

Favorite Cheat Meal: Deep fried halibut & french fries

Favorite Paleo Meal: We eat a lot of fresh salmon, halibut & moose meat that we bring down from Alaska. So any one of those with fresh green beans.

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you? I shot a moose 2 years ago.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)?  I’m standing up straighter and see muscle lines in my arms and legs. Oh and my tennis game is much better.

What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit? My commitment to myself is back to being a priority. I lost that the past few years.

Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit? Go slow, you’ll hurt some days, but it’s a good hurt.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? Camping and hiking in Alaska, but not here. I hate snakes.


Saturday April 25th, 2015:

WOD:

  • 30 Snatches For Time

At the 10 Minute Mark:

  • 400m Run Sprint

At the 15 Minute Mark:

  • 30 Clean and Jerks for Time

coming Monday…

WOD:

  • 800m Run
  • Find 5 Rep Press Max

At 15 Minute Mark:

  • 800m Run

Athlete Spotlight: Jason M.

Hometown: Naples, Florida

Age: 20

Profession: Student

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? When I was in middle school I played football and became pretty good, but once I got into highschool I wanted nothing to do with football, and other sports in general. Until I graduated high school I was never really committed for fitness. I was always on and off about running or going to the gym.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I first got exposed by always seeing Instagram post of a friend of mine in CrossFit. Something as small as a post got me to look further into how to join. My girlfriend and I both saw the bootcamp program and joined as soon as we could.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? My first real crossfit workout was tough, It was all movements that were foreign to me. I especially remember doing Prowler, I only pushed it for about 40-50 yards and I couldn’t go on for the rest of the way. Afterwards, besides feeling unbelievably sore, I was glad I had finished my first workout, and was thirsty for some more.

Favorite CF Movements: Push Jerk, Squat Clean . “Speed!”

Least Favorite Movements: Front Squats, Sit Ups ( you’ll hear my screaming if we’re doing these )

Favorite Cheat Meal: A nice juicy Hamburger or Cheeseburger with fries.

Favorite Paleo Meal: Chicken with a bunch of veggies, and a Paleo Protein shake

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you? I am an amatuer photographer

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? The biggest change I have seen is my cardio. When I started I couldn’t run a mile without busting a lung. One month later I was curious to how much I could run and ended up jogging 6 miles almost non stop. My nutrition is completely different. I cooked my first meal a week after starting CrossFit, and I now cook all my meals. This helped me establish more control over what was going into my body and greatly benefited me. I have seen muscles grow that I’ve never known of before, and that was pretty exciting to see.

What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit? For a long part of my life I’ve always been short of confidence. For the first time in years i’m able to feel confident in whatever I am doing ( in a healthy way). This motivates me greatly and it keeps me striving for more. It’s also awesome having clothes fit me like never before.

Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit? Be careful with what you eat. Nutrition snuck up on me when I paid no attention to it, and now it’s my main focus. It keeps me in line with workouts and gives me the energy to complete them. I wouldn’t be seeing improvements if it wasn’t for nutrition.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I’m a photographer, I take photos of anything but my main interest in Urban Photography. I also love helping others out by providing them with quality photos. I am a freshmen in Florida SouthWestern State College with interest to become a nurse.

jason


Thursday March 26th, 2015

  • Top Secret!

coming Friday…

A) Squat Snatch- light practice

B) 21-15-9

  • KB Swings (53/35)
  • Situps
  • Deadlifts (135/95)