“She’s come a really long way from when she started. She couldn’t squat her own body weight and now she’s squatting weight with ease. Her strength and endurance have greatly improved, and she’s now blasting through work outs with heavier weight than ever before. Her commitment and determination to getting better has been inspiring, and she continues to get better all the time. She always pushes herself through the workout and she is a great athlete to coach. It’s been great getting to know her and and help her in achieving her goals, both in and out of the gym.”
2. What are some of your favorite movements? Least?
Favorite movements are lifts, squats and deadlifts, olympic lifts (anything with weights!). Least favorite: wall balls and rowing
3. What is your favorite WOD?
I really liked the “12 Days of Christmas” WOD last year.
4. What is your favorite memory of CDR?
My favorite memory was when we all played volleyball at the beach wod this year. I have never played sports with a group of people like that before, nor would I have ever attempted to do so. I think one of the biggest benefits of being a part of CDR is that they have helped me come out of my shell. I am a lot more outgoing now than I used to be.
5. What keeps you coming back to CDR?
The people! I feel like I have a community of friends here who appreciate me. I’m actually missed when I’m not here! It just feels like home.
6. How has your commitment to CDR affected your life outside of the box?
Committing to CDR has greatly affected my life because it has influenced me to change my career path. Before CDR, I was heading into law enforcement, but when I started CDR I began thinking more about my health. This made me realize that I want to help others how CDR has helped me in reaching my fitness goals and just getting healthier. I am now heading into the field of medical massage, and I am much happier. I am definitely looking forward to this new job!
7. What have you found to be most helpful in your WOD recovery?
Making sure that I eat enough carbs after workouts, especially because I am mostly Paleo. I have found eating rice after workouts really helps in speeding up the recovery process. I have also been seeing Jason Ravel on a regular basis, as well as doing extra mobility work every night before I go to bed. On my rest days I also make sure to add in lots of active recovery.
8. What do you do for work?
I’m going to school full time right now.
9. Do you have any hobbies/what do you do for fun?
I like to do anything outdoors! Especially bicycling, hiking at Forest Falls or Etiwanda, and walking my German Shepherd/Chow mix.
10. What are your CrossFit goals?
My current CrossFit goals are to increase my mobility and range of motion so that I can do all movements properly, and without injury.