Where did you grow up?
Colorado Springs, Colorado
When did you become a member at The Gate CrossFit?
What do you do when you are not at The Gate CrossFit? (occupation, hobbies, etc.)
I’ve done several events locally, triathlons, LOTOJA 3 times, This year I’m sticking with my real love for mountain biking and spending time on the boat waterskiing., and most importantly I’m spending more time with my husband and my two daughters!
How did you find out about CrossFit?
I had lots of friends who tried to get me to go, when I lived in Denver. Finally tried it when we moved to Portland, Oregon for a year, and really loved the style of workouts.
When did you realize CrossFit is right for you?
I have always loved exercise and being physically active. I own every home workout DVD from Jane Fonda to Tae-Bo. In Oregon, I had just had my second daughter and decide to see what all of the talk was about. I really loved it after the first workout. My first WOD was “Angie”
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Thrusters, I just love how they work everything and I feel like I earned my workout at the end with them.
What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
Overhead Squats. I just suck at them, end of story!
What would your perfect WOD look like?
Thrusters, prowler push, squats, box jumps, kettlebells.
I really love wods like “Seven” and “ The Filthy Fifty (the f-ing fifty!)”
What is one thing you have done at The Gate CrossFit that you never thought you would do?
I can’t say it’s any particular exercise, but I find myself pushing myself harder than I knew I ever could. I also used to just eat whatever I wanted and never watched what I eat, but know, my focus is on eating better and healthier cooking, just being around CrossFit, it’s hard to not embrace a healthier lifestyle, not just the workout.
What motivates you during a CrossFit WOD?
When I start a WOD, I have a goal of what time I will beat, and I watch the clock, so that I push myself out of my comfort level, and really push through the fatigue to fight for my goal. And I usually set that goal time high, half of the time, I don’t hit my mental goal, but I worked for it!
What is something about yourself that we might not know?
I was the charge nurse for a Level 1 Trauma Center Emergency Department in Denver. The hospital was nicknamed “the gun and knife club” because of all the stabbings and shootings we took care of, and I didn’t mess around when it came to running that insane place!
What advice would you give to someone just getting started with CrossFit?
Don’t focus on movements, or who is better than you. Focus on you and your form, and don’t feel pressure to finish fast, fast is not always better. Just have fun!
Fill in the Blank (one word)
I like…mountain biking