Member since: June 2009 ??Generation? (age) 37
"I love anything outdoors!"
Tell us about a special interest, topic or hobby that you enjoy.
I love anything outdoors or holistic medicine of course!
What is your job/business?
Naturopathic Physician, Lake Oswego, Oregon
What interested you to start CrossFit?
I had a patient recommend it to me (thanks!!). I love the diversity and the real life applications. It is a very different gym experience. I have never really enjoyed the 24 hr fitness type of setting. CrossFit is much different. I love that I don’t have to come up with a workout or get stuck doing the same thing every week.
What was your introduction to CrossFit like?
I showed up for a couple workouts. I felt that I was in decent shape. I have always been active.
I remember the first few weeks there were days that it was hard to hold my steering wheel to drive home. I loved it!
The trainers were great and supportive.
What class times are you usually at?
I usually go at 5:30 after work occasionally at noon. It is a great way to let go of stress from the day.
How often do you train?
3-5 times per week. Ideally 5.
What has your experience/results been since starting your training here?
I am definitely stronger. I cringe thinking of how weak I really was. Everyday things in life are easier when you are stronger. I don’t think I ever really thought about that before. I look forward to going to my workouts. I just think of them as part of my workday. I don’t think of it as having to go exercise at all.
How have your goals changed since day 1?
I had never been able to do a pull-up. I don’t think I ever really tried or cared. I started seeing other women do them so I thought what the heck! It took me 1 1/2 years but pull-ups aren’t that bad now! Now I have an idea of where my weaknesses are and how to improve them. It’s fun to look back at my numbers from early on and compare to now. I notice improvements every month.
What are your current goals (fitness and/or other areas)?
My current goals are just to keep at it. I love how I feel and love the energy I get from the workouts. I guess I should get better at double unders hmm…
Maybe double my body weight in a deadlift.