Q: What brought you to CrossFit in the first place? 

A: My friend and a will to try something new and challenge myself.

Q: What was your first impression? How has that changed? 

A: This is intense! From.the.first workout I felt accomplished and proud. Five months later I challenge and motivate myself as I continue to learn more of what I can do. And yes… it’s still intense!

Q: What was your first “bright spot”? 

A: My first “bright spot”. Oh boy, I have had many. Didn’t record them like I should. It has to be celebrating the end of the year and the first 3 months of my membership here. Realizing the results of all the hare work I put in.

Q: What’s your favorite CrossFit CTRL memory?” 

A: My favorite personal memory. Finally learning to jump rope. As a child I struggled with this too. From playing with my friends to PE class. The jump rope eventually became my “Indiana Jones whip” that I used to swing from trees with. After 40 years. It finally just “clicked”. 

Q: What do you love most about CrossFit CTRL? What keeps you coming back each month? 

A: The people! My coaches, my gym mates! The opportunity to challenge myself everyday! It’s the community that has been built here.

Q: Who inspires you? 

A: My coaches, my gymmates. People like me that were tired of the person that they saw in the mirror. The same routine and the mundane comfortability that came with a life of living in fear. 

Q: What is your current occupation? What are some hobbies, clubs, groups or activities you participate in?

A: I work customer service at Dick’s Sporting Goods. I have always had a talent for the written and I enjoy music most. From writing poetry and songs, to starting a book. In the past year I have developed a love for running and I have recently discovered painting as a creative outlet.

Q: What would you say to someone you love to encourage them to try CrossFit CTRL? 

A: You can do it! Crossfit isn’t about being the strongest, fastest or best. It’s not about how much you move and how fast you move it. It’s about moving! Put in the work. Concentrate on the movements and learning to execute them. Be your fastest, your strongest… be your best!