What we want to know: When did you first start training at Crossfit Naples? Right when it first opened, it’s been awhile, and, it was in a different building.
Tell us about your sports & fitness background: I blew my knee out skiing when I was in college – as I began to walk again, I was told by my therapist that the more time I spent at the gym, the faster I would heal. This was the start of my gym addiction. Prior to CFN, I typically tried to fit as many group classes into my schedule – spin, group power, boot camp and even boxing.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? By accident. I was getting bored with all of my group classes and had heard of CrossFit but knew nothing about it. So I Googled it and found CrossFit Naples. I met with Mario and the rest is history.
What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? I can’t recall but I remember I thought I was going to die!
Favorite Workout: Fight Gone Bad.
Least Favorite Workout: Any one rep max of anything heavy, and any wod that is less than 5 minutes prescribed!!!
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? Definitely my overall endurance has gotten a lot stronger. I have little interest in the group classes I had previously taken. I no longer feel as if I have to exercise for at least an hour to make it worth my while. What I never imagined, was, that I would be able to do movements I never thought possible.
What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit? The camaraderie and friendships that exist within CFN, it’s special.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFN moments: I think it’s funny how the workers at the custom blind shop a few doors down stand outside and stare at us, like we’re crazy, as they smoke their cigarettes, at 6AM!
Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit? If you’re afraid to take your first class, you very well should be! We all were in the beginning. Oh, and you aren’t too old and it never gets easier 🙂
Push Press 135/95
Skill: Weighted Strict Chest to Bar Pull up 5×3
Push Press 95/65
Skill: Strict Chest to Bar Pull up 5×3
Push Press 65/45
Skill: Assisted Strict Chest to Bar Pull up 5×3
- run 400
- 15 power snatches (95/65)
Skill: HSPU 5 x 2.2.2 cluster
- Run 400
- 15 power snatches (65/45)
Skill: HSPU 5 x 2.2.2 cluster (modified height)
- Run 400
- 15 power snatches (45/25)
Skill: DB Press 5 x 2.2.2 cluster