How did you get started at CS&F:
About four years ago, Charlene and I were having lunch one Saturday at the Subway just outside our neighborhood. I noticed that the adjoining business was some strange type of gym and it was really rockin. I had vaguely heard of CS&F, but I walked in that day (during a competition) and I signed up because it looked like a lot of fun. My trainer Alison and I started working together and it was tough and very different from my previous gym experiences. I even surprised Alison during my first fitness test while running with the wall ball. In the questionnaire, I told her that I bike a little; but in reality, my favorite sport is mountain biking and I used to mountain bike race around the Southeast. Now I enjoy riding at a less break neck speed and occasionally mashing the pedal hard.
What is your favorite workout?
My favorite workouts always include the rower and my least favorite include wall balls. I really enjoy back squats and deadlifts; so I decided last fall that I would do the Barbell Club in addition to the WODs. I almost quit after the first workout because they didn’t do a back squat or a deadlift that day as I had expected. I am so glad that I stayed because Scott has helped me learn and develop my Crossfit experience to another level. Since I started, I have overcome the struggle I was having with several of the weight movements, I have gotten much stronger than I was before and my back started feeling better. I don’t think BB Club will cure the common cold but I’ve really been surprised by the improvements I have achieved. Oh and BB Club is like a hidden secret; so please don’t tell anyone.
What is your least favorite workout?
My Kryptonite is pull ups. This is my biggest weakness that I’m currently working on. There will be a video of me jumping up and down in joy when I can do 5 strict pull ups and/or a kipping pull up. My other goals are to reach 415 lbs. in my deadlift, 315 in my back squat and 135 in a snatch squat. I’m not rushing any of these goals. I am working slowly and making incremental improvements so that I don’t injure myself. When my body is ready; it will happen.
What is your favorite meal?
I’m not Italian; but I love to eat like one. My favorite cheat meals are spaghetti and lasagna. I’ve been working with Rachel, an awesome nutritionist, and I am shocked, shocked I tell you that pasta has a lot of calories.
What would you tell you someone interested in starting at CS&F?
I would tell a new member to set your goals and celebrate your PRs. When you hit a significant PR, take a picture, put in on Facebook and tell the world what you have accomplished!
Jill and Hunter have built a great environment around our box and I am thankful to have this in my life.