MARYAM RASUL

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Q. What was your life like prior to your CrossFit training and why did you want to start working with a coach?


I was very out of shape and unhealthy. I wanted to start working with a coach to learn the movements and how to use all the equipment before I went to the class.

Q. What have been your greatest challenges since you began your CrossFit Training?


I used to be scared of jumping until Julia pushed me to do box jumps. Before I couldn’t deadlift, now I can deadlift 180 pounds after practicing and slowly pushing myself to reach my maximum abilities.

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Q. What have been your greatest successes since you began? How does your body feel now compared to when you started and WHY?


Mentally, I was scared of trying new things because I didn’t know if I could do them or not. Now, I’m mentally stronger and believe more in myself. Since I started CrossFit my overall health has improved, I’ve never felt better. I’m more relaxed at home and have more energy for other activities like hiking with my family. I’m also happier with myself as well as my family for doing it with me.

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Q. How has your life changed since starting CrossFit training? Has CrossFit transferred over into any other areas of your life?


CrossFit has changed my life tremendously. I’m more active and relaxed. I have more energy to spend with my kids. Since I started CrossFit, I’ve been eating much healthier.Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 1.21.21 PM

Q. What are the advantages of CrossFit style training compared to your previous workout styles?

I used to go to the YMCA and do Zumba but they didn’t give me the same results as CrossFit.Q. What advice can you give to others?

Don’t give up. Give CrossFit a good month before making any decisions on whether to leave or stick with it because you’re trying new things you’ve never done before and it’s takes a while for your body to get used to it.
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