When did you first start CrossFitting?: 4 months ago.
What is your favorite workout? Anything with Wall Balls.
What is your least favorite workout? Anything with Burpees.
Tell us about your sports & fitness background: I competed in track and field and ran cross country in college. Since graduating college I have continued to compete in road races and do some basic lifting at the gym.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Do you remember your first WOD? A former roommate of mine was into CrossFit and had encouraged me to try it. I was not sure that I was ready to commit, but I am ecstatic I decided to take the plunge. My first WOD included back squats and burpees. It was really tough but went well.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit? In the four short months I have participated in crossfit I have seen changes in my body, health and fitness. I have become much more toned, particularly my arms. Overall I feel much stronger; CrossFit truly is functional fitness. I moved last month and was able to lift items that I never could have dreamed of lifting six months ago.
What is your favorite CrossFit/BCCFmoment? My favorite BCCF moment was when I got a new one rep max on my back squat. Everyone in the box was standing around, cheering me on. When I completed the squat and got to ring the bell I was ecstatic. I felt so proud and extremely happy. I know that I never could have pushed myself that hard without the support and encouragement of my Bull City family.
What is your advice for people just getting started or thinking about starting CrossFit? Believe me, you won’t regret it. Bull City is the perfect place for a beginner. Everyone is so welcoming and the coaches give ample individual attention. If you’re already in shape and want to bring it to the next level, Crossfit will do just that. And it will make you feel like a badass.
What are your hobbies, interests, and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I love snowboarding, hiking and anything outside. I also recently started bouldering.