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Athlete Spotlight: Laurie W.

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Age: 56

Profession: Artist/Marketing

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? Growing up, I was a skier and a cheerleader in High School.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Crossfit was scary to me!! My friend Marilyn encouraged me to come to the Master’s class to try it out. I am so impressed with what this class accomplishes. I am hooked – line and sinker! Miss it when I am not in Naples

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? My first workout went great – everyone was so encouraging and welcoming. We laughed and had fun too! Click Here To View Full Athlete Spotlight!

Athlete Spotlight: Jacopo C.

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? When I was young I always always played soccer. All my life. I was doing all the sports known there but primarily soccer.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I always like a sport where you have to keep moving and not static in one position. Hard training, endurance, body weight etc. So my first time in US 2 years ago,I  started to get more involved in things till I found Crossfit.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after?  Actually I don’t remember my first workout totally, but I know I did some Clean & Jerks, pull ups and running,  after that training I was feeling all my muscles pumping and tired. But in 10 minutes I was ready to go for another hour! When I finished I was happy, not because I finished the workout, but because I finally found something that allowed me to push myself.

Favorite CF Movements:  My favorite movements I guess are all those body weight movements first and then you can build up with extra weight: pull ups, push ups, wall balls and clean & jerks.

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Athlete Spotlight: Annie H.

Hometown: Halifax, Massachusetts 
 
Age: 67
 
Profession: retired FedEx driver
 
What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up?I didn’t play any sports in school but always belonged to a gym.
 

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? My daughter and I watched YouTube videos when is was becoming popular in California 

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? Got invited to try a free class, didn’t realize it was CF until we were done. Felt awesome!
 
Favorite CF Movements: OHS
 
Least Favorite Movements: Burpees