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Athlete Spotlight: Greg S.

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up?

I used to do a lot of aerobic exercises including bike riding(250 miles a week), and elliptical. There was very little weight training. In college I was the drum major of the band at the University of Illinois which required to be in good shape. At that time, I did a lot of running.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?

When I moved to Naples in 2014, I was eating supper at Zookies Bar in North Naples. Next to the bar was The North Naples CrossFit Box and it looked very interesting.  After talking with them, I joined.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after?

After the workout, I was sprawled out on the floor from exhaustion. I thought everyone must be laughing at me until I realized everyone else in the class was doing the same. Afterwards, I felt a high level of accomplishment, a felling I still get after each WOD

Favorite CF Movements:

he first time I power cleaned 100 pounds.

Least Favorite Movements:

When I had to go home with a headache before the WOD started. Click Here To View Full Athlete Spotlight!

Athlete Spotlight: Reilly D.

Hometown:  Spokane, Washington

Age:  25

Profession:  Community Development Practitioner

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up?

Growing up, my go-to sport was basketball (and still is!). Being so short, I got beat up a lot, but it was ferocious competition between my brothers and I. The years up to joining Crossfit, I gave an old college try at my own bodyweight regime, but nothing compares to the Crossfit community, intensity, and coaching.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?

I was first exposed to Crossfit through a college buddy, one of the fittest, strongest guys I knew. I thought he was just insane, but I was always curious about the competitive mindset that he formed as a result of Crossfit.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after?

This was just three months ago! It was awesome. It was a 17 minute AMRAP with snatch and cleans, paralette push-ups, and double unders. It worked all the micro-muscles I didn’t know I had and made me sore in places I’d never even felt before. That feeling was wonderful. And painful. I had to go back for more. Click here to view the full Athlete Spotlight!

Athlete Spotlight: Emma C.

Hometown: Naples, FL

Age: 24

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up?  I was exercising with a personal trainer and going to gym . Yes, I played sports growing up. I played soccer, basketball, and softball. I love playing sports!

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I got introduced to Crossfit a few years back by a friend. I loved the challenge it brought .

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? First workout was consist of box jumps, wall balls, and running I believe. It went great, I was feeling good to get back into action. The next morning wasn’t so much fun, very painful! but I loved it. Click Here To View Full Athlete Spotlight!

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