First Name & Last Initial
Las Cruces, NM
Financial Software Technical Support Engineer.
When did you first start CrossFitting?
When did you first start training at CFS?
Flight Simulator comes to mind(lot’s of double unders). We haven’t done that in a long time and I think I’d probably be able to finish it now and maybe record a good time.
Least Favorite WOD
2k row TT or lot’s of Air Squats
Tell us about your sports & fitness background.
No sport or fitness history in high school or college. I was always the chubby kid.
I started running about 7 years ago and I used to hate running before that.
I’ve had a gym membership off and on since my mid 20’s and worked with a personal trainer for a couple years before CFS.
No Olympic lifting experience before CFS.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?
I used to run around Central Park and I’d sometimes see groups jumping aournd and working out with kettle bells. I didn’t know what crossfit or bootcamps were so I thought they were just friends that got together to work out. It looked like a lot of fun, but I was too shy to ask. Then, I read an article about Emilio, Nicolle and CFS in the “Front Porch” and called them.
My first WOD was an outside bootcamp with Emilio and 2 other people, at 4pm. We jumped around and did some kettlebells. It was so hoooott outside, but it was just what I was looking for and I was hooked.
I switched to the 6 am class the next morning. Shout out to Danielle T. for being friendly and welcoming me at my first 6am class. It makes an impression and I definitely remember that.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? (before / after)
The hardest part for me in overall fitness is diet. I’ve gone through periods while at CFS where I work out as hard as I ever do, but because of my diet, I had extra weight which slowed me down or kept me from doing things like pullups. I’m at a point now where I’ve been watching my diet for a while and I’m at my goal weight. I can now do most workouts with unbanded pullups, I found that burpees are easier when you have less weight to have to drop and pick up, I can now use the 24″ box and I even climbed the rope recently for the first time ever! Take that middle school P.E.!
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFS moments.
I love the new challenge everyday. I enjoy coming into the gym and seeing friends and getting to know new people. CFS is a very welcoming environment and I’m happy to be a part of it.
Any advice for people just getting started?
It can look intimidating, but don’t let that keep you from at least trying. It may look like we all know what we’re doing or that we go in able to do any workout, but the truth is we are all still working on various movements, skills or lifts. We were all the newbie at one time and if there’s anything you can expect, it’s that the others in the gym will help you or cheer you on.
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
I have 22 month old boy/girl twins that keep my husband Todd and I busy, as well as a full time job, so there isn’t much hobby time left over. I do love good food, so nice dinners out are a treat and I don’t worry about the diet. If I did have more time for a hobby and if I could stay awake through it, I’d like to read more(like I used to….say about 22 months ago).
A. Squat clean cluster 1. 1; rest 15sec btw reps/rest 2-3min x 6
B. EMOM – Power Snatch TnG x 5 – 6mins
5 power clean and jerks 60-70% 1rm drop each rep from top
Run 200m 85% effort
AMRAP TnG power clean and jerk unbroken perfect form stop just shy of failure (same wieght as above)
rest 3-4mins between sets