Why did you choose Sycamore CrossFit? Why do you keep coming back?
What's your best story about the gym?
One of my favorite personal stories happened during my 2nd or 3rd foundations class with Coach Mike. We were outside, preparing for the warm up and he told me to jog down to the fire hydrant and back. I did EXACTLY that and went into the grass to turn around at the fire hydrant. It was at this time, that I stepped in a hole and rolled my ankle. After I realized I had only hurt my pride (which Coach Eric always says to leave at the door), we both shared a laugh. He then told me that he would remember to tell everyone in future foundations class to stay in the parking lot!!
What advice would you give to the person you were a year ago?
I would say to not be afraid to challenge yourself by getting out of your “comfort zone.” Once you do this, GROWTH can begin. This is true in all aspects of life! I also would say taking time to educate yourself, before making a decision. I almost didn’t try CrossFit because of what I had heard about it or what I saw on TV. You see all these ripped athletes performing crazy movements on TV, which then makes you question if you can do it. I kept telling myself I will try CrossFit someday, but I need to be in shape, before I can join. This couldn’t be further from the truth and I would suggest to anyone who thinks like I did, to just come in and do a foundations class.
What accomplishment at the gym or in your nutrition are you the most proud of?
I would say the first night I was able to hit RX was a great feeling of accomplishment. I am just most proud of my consistency in showing up to the gym and giving it my all each night. I remember Carl telling me when I first signed up, that “consistency is the key.” I have always remembered that. Although I played competitive sports in high school and college, I was never able to perform a pull up. Through CrossFit, I now have been taught the proper form of the pull up movement, so I will continue to work each day on tackling this challenge. Don’t be surprised if you see me just randomly hanging on the bar, in between classes. 😊