Q. Describe your journey from walking through the door the first time to now. How has your life changed both inside and outside the gym since you started?
- Coming into CrossFit I was already pretty fit and looking for a new sport to replace volleyball. I was always scared to work out by myself in the gym and needed another person there to push me. I’ve gained a lot of confidence and can tackle any work out thrown at me. I’ve also become comfortable with accepting my limits, if something is too hard I’m okay with modifying. Outside the gym I have the same mentality and feel ready to take on any situation. My overall confidence has grown an insane amount just from having the support of all the amazing coaches and other athletes.
Q. What have been your greatest victories and challenges throughout your journey?
- Running has always been a big struggle for me. Anything longer than 400m felt impossible. Now although I’m still working on actually enjoying the running, I can comfortably run a mile without stopping. That by far has been one of my biggest victories.
Q. What drives yougers and older adults in the same class? to keep coming back? What are your favorite things about your workout experience and with CFJ as a whole? How is it working out with both other teenagers and older adults in the same class?
- I love the atmosphere at CFJ. As soon as you walk through the door everyone is so welcoming and encouraging. Everyone wants to push themselves to their limits and they cheer on the other athletes in the process. I like how the classes are a mix of all ages because I don’t feel like I have to hold
myself to a certain standard.
Q. What’s your favorite workout and why?
- Any workout with deadlifts or squats is a favorite of mine. They’re just a couple of moves I do well and are really fun for me.
Q. What advice can you give to others?
- The hardest part is getting yourself there. Even if the wod looks scary it’s never really THAT bad and it always ends up being lots of fun!
Q. What are you looking forward to in the future? How will you be using your experience at CFJ as you head to college?
- The confidence I’ve built around working out will make it easier to work out on my own in college. Being active is such a huge part of my life and CFJ has given me the tools to be able to do that outside of our gym.
Q. Any other details you would like to share about your experience you would like to share?
- CFJ has made so many positive impacts on my life, I’m so thankful to have found an incredible place with so many amazing people.