CrossFitter of the Month - December 2012:
The CrossFitter of the month is meant to celebrate the individuals who shows what it means to be a CrossFitter at CrossFit Elgin. It is more than just being #1 on the whiteboard or lifting the most weight. We, as coaches, look for effort, a never quit attitude and a person who is a positive influence on the others around them. TRAIN HARD!
1. How long have you been training here at CrossFit Elgin, and what brought you here?
Been at Elgin Crossfit since day 2! Well, I did come in day one to see what is was all about and sign up for my first session and the rest is history! I had heard a friend talking about the fitness success he had doing crossfit in London, I googled cross fit in St Thomas once a month for the last year or so. I was excited when google directed me to the ad on Kijiji.
2.Since starting at CrossFit Elgin, what has your lifestyle been like? Have you changed anything?
Since doing the Crossfit training, I have found that I have had more energy, more time as the work outs are shorter than what I was doing before. Personal lifestyle changes include a higher level of dedication to getting in and doing the work outs!
3.What is your favorite movement / skill you have learned at CrossFit Elgin?
I get confused by the the names of all the new movements i have learned. I like the push presses and cleans. I would also have to say I really like burpees!! Such an easy grouping of movements that when put back to back and repeated really kick butt!!
4.What has been the most challenging part of your journey?
Building confidence to complete the WODs. It seems so uphill at the start of each day.
5.What has been the most fun?
The group environment is what I find fun.
6.How many days a week do you typically train at the gym?
Currently I am in 3-5 times per week.
7.What is your approach toward nutrition?
My attitude towards nutrition needs to improve. I need to focus on eating cleaner.
8.Favorite activity outside of CrossFit Elgin?
Life is crazy busy. My favorite activity outside of the gym is spending time with my family.
9. Proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Elgin: Outside the gym:
What is your biggest accomplishment fitness wise in / out of the gym?
Proudest In And out: proud that clothing is fitting better! Inches are being lost! Also, I am proud that my children are able to watch me work hard in the gym. I am proud to set a positive example for them.