How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I have been doing CrossFit for just over four months. I have played competitive tennis since the age of five. I was on the tennis team at Bowling Green State University and continue to play regularly. In addition, I get exercise by chasing my three kids all over the place!
What attracted you to CrossFit?
I was attracted to CrossFit because of the variety of movements and exercises (and a cute girl asked me to try it). I get bored very quickly when just doing the typical workout consisting of running and/or lifting weights.
What were your feelings going into CrossFit?
I was very excited to begin doing CrossFit! At the same time, it was humbling to see how horrible I was at some of the movements. Luckily, with some practice I have seen some improvement.
What do you like about CrossFit?
I have to say the best thing about CrossFit are the people! The people who I have met through CrossFit are probably the most supportive folks I have come across in a very long time (thank you!). No matter how much weight you’re lifting or how quickly you are moving, people are going to cheer and root for you!
What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?
My favorite CrossFit movement has to be The Turkish Get-Up (What a name!).
What impact has CrossFit had on your daily life?
Not to be overly dramatic, but I have to say that CrossFit has changed my life to a certain degree. I have seen positive changes in both my physical and mental health.
Proudest CrossFit moment?
I think my proudest moment in my short time participating in CrossFit is surviving the grueling five workouts of The 2017 CrossFit Games without having to be revived!