How I was introduced to CrossFit:
I was getting bored at the regular gym and was not happy with my weight. CrossFit looked like a great way to get some friendly competition in as well with myself and others. I just dropped in one day and was hooked.
If I never had to do this one exercise ever again, I would be awesome:
Thrusters!!! They are the worst….
If I had to make up my own WOD, it would be:
Heavy cleans or power cleans, muscle ups and double unders!
Tell us a little about yourself (family, job, hobbies, etc) :
I work for a tech company focusing on commercial insurance. We love the gym! We look forward to it every day and I get weird looks when I tell people that is our main hobby right now. We spend quite a bit of time at the lake during the summer and look forward to our Sunday softball games as well.
My proudest accomplishment is (doesn’t have to be CF related):
It is a little cliché, but I try to look at my life as a whole at the end of the day and realize how much we have going for us. We live in a great city and state fantastic friends and families all over and great jobs. Life is good!
What has been your biggest accomplishment at Bear Canyon?
I am most happy about my gymnastics improvement and overall strength. I have been consistently hitting PRs since I started here and my gymnastics skills are as good as they have ever been.
My favorite cheat/ indulgence- meal/food is:
Hard to go wrong with Sour Patch Kids….
What is your favorite music to workout to?:
What I love about Bear Canyon Crossfit:
The people are great. The coaching is outstanding and the programming is extremely humbling some days in a good way. The competitive environment is another thing that keeps me coming back. You kind of always know who you will be competing against in class that day. No one seems to go over the top, but the drive is still there to do your best.
What would you tell a friend who wanted to try CrossFit?
Don’t be intimidated! It is hard going in and seeing people butterfly pull ups and snatching 200 pounds. At the end of the day, no one really cares what you and we are all just struggling to get through the exact same WOD without throwing up most of the time.
How has BCCF helped you during the Covid
Being able to see people! Working from home was tough during lockdown and not being able to see anyone. The sense of community at Bear really helped us through COVID.