Q1. What have been your greatest successes (physically, mentally or emotionally) since you began? How does your body feel now compared to when you started and WHY?
My greatest success is that I no longer have to be reminded what a clean is every time we do cleans. Maybe by next year I’ll remember what a snatch is. Just kidding. But not really kidding. Coming from a yoga background my greatest CF success has been stepping out of my comfort zone and understanding the kinesthetics of my body from a different perspective. It’s increased my body awareness; which has helped me focus on muscle groups that are underdeveloped. My body feels a lot less floppy. More stable.
Q2. How has your life changed since starting CrossFit training? Has CrossFit transferred over into any other areas of your life?
The Knapp brothers introduced me to the idea of movement as opposed to fitness, and this really resonates with me. Even though I didn’t always have the words to define it, it’s the reason I love yoga and pole so much. Movement, to me, is about finding a balance between strength, flexibility and endurance, and then expanding so that little by little I have more control over my body and what I’m capable of. Thinking about working out in this way lends itself to being curious and playful. It’s fun. How has CF transferred to other areas of my life?…ummmm…well I’m sure that all the standard benefits of working out apply here (sleeping better, more energy, etc.). However, the biggest spillover into the other aspects of my life is that I get made fun of on a regular basis at work because I hobble around like a 100-year-old-woman from sore muscles. And I’m definitely not kidding here. Not. Funny.
Q3. What are the advantages of CrossFit style training compared to your previous workout styles?
CF provides a solid muscular foundation upon which to build and integrate into the other workout styles I partake in. It’s a great comprehensive workout and CF at DNR is exceptional. It’s a wonderful community filled with awesome people, and Kody and Kyle know their stuff and are always only welcoming to everyone.
Q4. What advice can you give to others?
If you set your ego aside you’ll feel less inhibited by what you can’t do and more willing to learn what you can do.
Athlete Specific Q. Yoga question, have you ever twisted yourself into Marichyasana D and Farted?
What?!?! I’m a lady. I don’t fart. Ever. I just puff unicorn glitter out of my booty.