I started CrossFit several years again while I was a personal trainer. I never thought I would step foot into a CrossFit box because I had heard some crazy things. But I eventually came to my senses and realized that CrossFit offered certain training techniques that I was not familiar with and I wanted to learn. Now, I have accumulated over two years worth of experience as a CrossFitter, even doing a couple of local competitions. If you have ever spent any time outside of the gym with me, you would have quickly realized that general fitness is pretty much all I think about. I am always researching new training techniques or some new information on nutrition. I decided that it was time to get out from behind my cubicle desk and start sharing my passion with others.
What is your favorite Movement/WOD?
I actually really enjoy the Olympic Lifting aspect of CrossFit, that is what really drew me to the sport to begin with. Any type of Lifting EMOM I love. And I am more of a chipper type WOD person. I mean, unless we are chipping away at a 5k.
What are some of your goals?
This past year I competed in a sanctioned Weightlifting event and qualified for Nationals. My long term goal would be to compete and medal at a National Level as a Master’s Lifter. Some more short term goals would be to become more proficient in some of the gymnastics movements. For example, handstand walking and muscle ups.
How do you see CrossFit being different than other fitness programs?
I have tried so many different styles of training. CrossFit is different in so many ways. There is always something new to learn or something to get better at. But what I find to be the most different about CrossFit, and especially CrossFit LUNA is the great community atmosphere and involvement. You want to spend time here because your friends are here and you happen to be working out and staying healthy. You get the accountability of working out with friends and the guidance of working out with coaches and EVERYONE is here to help you get better.