Athlete Perspective – Lori
What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?
I kept seeing a Facebook friend checking in at Crusher Crossfit early last year, and I finally sent her a message asking her about it. I checked out the website and decided to sign up for Bootcamp and haven’t looked back since. Like many people, I was ready to lose the extra baby weight and get back into shape.
What was your first impression? How has that changed?
I was really intimidated at first since I wasn’t very familiar with lifting and weight training. It was hard not to watch other people and think (at least for me anyway), “gees, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do that,” but then that changed as time progressed. For me now, it’s more about pushing myself to my own limits and focusing on my own personal goals.
What has been your most proud moment at Crusher?
I think this changes all the time because I’m always working to be better at something. One of the bigger moments for me was when I actually participated in a competition and held my own. I competed to the best of my ability, and it was great to cheer on the other Crushers who were participating.
What are you working on now?
Those silly double unders (jumping rope when the rope passes under your feet twice per jump) and not psyching myself out when trying something new or when I’m working on something that’s an area of growth.
What’s your favorite Crusher memory?
I seriously have a lot and they usually happen during the 5 AM class. Lots of jokes and cheering each other on happening!
Do you have advice for someone who might be a bit nervous to give CrossFit a try?
Just give it a try, listen to your body, have fun and smile. You’ll never know what you’re capable of if you’re not willing to try something new and if you’re not willing to do the work, even when it’s challenging.
Where did Lori begin? Crusher Bootcamp
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