Hometown: Naples since 1970… Frankfort, Ind. before that
What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? Playing outside is what we did in the ‘50;s. I was always a tomboy. In the 80’s it was aerobics with Jane Fonda! 🙂 I did some body building in my 30s’s.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? A very good friend of the family was doing CF up north, and I liked the concept. I wasn’t disciplined enough to go to a gym by myself. I saw NSC online and the rest is history.
What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? I believe there was squats and sit ups involved. I couldn’t do 3 situps and my squat was wayyy above parallel. I remember not being able to sit down the next day!!!
Favorite CF Movements: Bench Press & Deadlifts
Least Favorite Movements: Box jumps & Lunges. I couldn’t jump over a piece of paper when I started.
Favorite Cheat Meal: Fried Chicken
Favorite Healthy Meal: Big Salads
What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you? I’m a breast cancer survivor.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? I am 20 lbs lighter. I have better range of motion. Before CrossFit I couldn’t get up off the floor without help. My blood pressure is normal now and I am no longer pre-diabetic.
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I like to read and write poetry.I like the theater and most genres of music. I am a big animal lover. All my family lives in Naples we I love being all together.