- When did you start CrossFit and why?
I joined Pennant in January of 2017. Crossfit was something I had been interested in for a while and decided it was time I finally gave it a try. I’ve played sports my whole life, soccer, basketball and golf in high school, then rugby in college and really missed that team environment so crossfit seemed like it would be perfect!
2. What is you favorite movement?
My favorite movement is definitely the deadlift!
3. What is your least favorite movement?
Wall balls and burpees!
4. Tell us a little about your life outside the gym (family, job, hobbies, interests, etc)
I work as a Market Analyst at an insurance company. I enjoy running on days that I’m not in the gym but most of my free time is spent with my two young dogs, Cody and Murphy!
5. What were you doing before CrossFit?
I was going to a globo gym and always trying different classes. I also took up running more after college and signing up for half marathons as a way to stay in shape.
6. What were your goals when joining CrossFit and how have you achieved those goals?
My goals were pretty general when I started, really just hoping to get stronger and more in shape. I was looking for something that would challenge me and get me out of the same old gym routine that I had been doing for years and didn’t seem to be getting me anywhere. My goals have definitely changed during my time there as I’ve been able to become more in tune with my weaknesses and set out to work on those. I still have a ways to go in reaching some of my goals but I have certainly seen myself come a long way since joining Pennant. I go to class 3 days a week and have been trying to push myself more in workouts as well as using the days where I’m not at the gym to go for a run and work on my mobility. Nutrition is something I’ve been working on for years, I’ve tried many different diets but struggle with consistency. My most recent goals through the nutrition program were probably the ones that I’ve been most excited to hit!
7. How has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym?
Crossfit has changed my life for the better! I’m stronger and more confident in everything I do but it has also really changed my eating habits and the way I think about food!
8. What advice would you give to someone new to CrossFit or thinking about giving it a shot?
Just give it a try! Pennant is great at working with you as an individual to help modify workouts but also challenge yourself to continue growing! Believe in yourself and trust your coaches!