Athlete Perspective – Dave & Sue

What brought you to Crossfit/C44 in the first place?

Dave: I started in April last year for two reasons – Our daughter, Kate Fonseca, bought me a month of BootCamp, to help me get back in shape. Eighteen months before, I’d had cancer surgery. Our plan was to get me strong, so I could stand up to follow-up radiation in four months. I’m glad I did — it really helped me! And…I’m still here.LOL

Sue: Our daughter, Kate raved about Crossfit! I checked it out/visited Kate one time to observe…nope, that bar thing was not for me!! Then Kate informed me of a new class, C44! I gave it a try in June 2017 when it first started & I’m still there & love it!!

What was your 1st impression? How has that changed?

Dave: Honestly, it was “Wow, I’m really out-of-shape!” especially since most everyone else is the age of my kids! Now, I’m a proud member of the “silver sneakers” crew, and in a lot better shape!

Sue: Nervous, but wanted to strengthen my core & be healthy. Well, I’m not nervous anymore & definitely notice core strength improvement & feeling stronger!

What has been your most proud moment at Crusher?

Dave: Getting more fit is great, but I’ve enjoyed meeting & interacting with different people from the area. Even so, I’d feel really good if I could master muscle-ups someday when I grow up!

Sue: Increasing my weights & still finishing the WOD! The coaches are great in guiding you through the process.

What are you working on now?

Dave: The aforementioned muscle-ups, and perfecting my rope-climbing skills.

Sue: Improving my lunges & push-ups.

What’s your favorite Crusher memory?

Dave: Laughing at 6 AM classes with (Coach) Cullen!

Sue: When coach Geo asked me what rep I was at (as I was carrying a kettlebell on my shoulder), & I had totally lost count, so I responded that I don’t know…I’m just doing stuff!! Poor Geo!!

Do you have advice for someone who might be a bit nervous to give CrossFit or C44 a try?

Dave: Work into it slowly, and don’t be hesitant to scale the WODs (Work Out of the Day) down. As you get stronger, and your form improves, you’ll be RXing (doing the workouts at the highest level) in no time.

Sue: It’s going to be totally okay! The coaches are fantastic & really care how you’re doing. Have no fear! It’s worth it!!

— Dave & Sue M.


Where did Dave begin? Crusher Bootcamp

Where did Sue find her comfort zone? C44

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