When did you start doing CrossFit and how did you get into it?
My husband Derrick had been going it for about 3-4 years and I was always scared of it. When we moved to Charlotte two
years ago, I told him I’d try it!
What is your Favorite WOD?
WODs that have rowing and burpees. I know it’s probably weird to like burpees, but it’s something I can actually Rx.
What is your Least Favorite WOD?
Anything with running further than 800M
What is your Favorite Lift?
Push Jerk-Pushing weight over my head makes me feel strong : )
What is your Least favorite lift?
What type of exercise were you doing before CrossFit?
I guess you’d call it circuit training, at a small gym in Hickory.
Tell us a little about your personal and professional accomplishments – what are you proud
I have been a psychologist with the prison system for almost 14 years, and I am proud that I will get to retire at 54. Can’t wait!
Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, other interests, etc.). Anything funny or interesting?
I love 80’s hair bands and I got onstage with Poison once and grabbed Brett Michael’s butt.
What are your CrossFit goals and have you achieved any of those goals, how’s it going so far?
My goal is to not quit, as I am pretty lazy and do not love physical activity. So it’s been two years, and I haven’t quit yet.
Has CrossFit affected your life outside the Gym? I have met really good people that I hang out with outside the gym now.
Do you have any other special memories/achievements during your time here?
Even though I am not a runner and I don’t run, somehow going to crossfit has enabled me to have the stamina to run a 5K, if there is ever an emergency where I need to run a 5K. For me that is a good sign that it is keeping me fit.
What advice would you give to a newbie just joining Reebok CrossFit Charlotte-Uptown?
Try to go at the same time each day, so you can bond with the other people that are always there at that time. I really enjoy feeling like I have a smaller group I belong to within the gym. Sometimes when I am not feeling like going I think about who I will get to see and who might get onto me if I am not there.
Something you might not know about me is? I play in Bocce tournaments every year and my team (which includes Derrick) won 2nd place in the state tournament last year. We are looking for people to be on a team with us in the Charlotte Bocce League. Any takers?!?
Finally, please feel free to add your thoughts regarding your experience at Reebok CrossFit
Charlotte-Uptown so far?
I think all the coaches are great and are really good about correcting me when I am doing something wrong or helping when I have questions. I feel like people care whether you’re there or not and having that helps me to overcome my struggle with motivation.