Our April 2021 Member Spotlight goes to….
Stay at home mom to two kiddos with an online coaching business on the side.
Q2: How did you get into Crossfit?
I told my husband for months before we moved that I wanted to start CrossFit once we got to our next station. At that point I had been lifting seriously since college, competed in a few figure competitions, and had worked a personal and athletic trainer for a few years. I needed a change and knew CrossFit was the answer. It just so happened there was a community WOD happening the week we moved in to town. The rest is history!
I have a lot I love! Dumbbell snatches are probably my favorite. They’re a fun movement I feel efficient and powerful doing, so I love doing them!
Dumbbell split jerks because they’re awkward.
So much! I would say the biggest was learning that I can go a lot further, and have a lot more fun in the process, if I allow myself to be a beginner and embrace being bad at something for long enough to be good at it. Even though I had a solid weightlifting foundation before starting at Uncommon, CrossFit is an entirely different game and 90% of the movements we do on a daily basis were brand new to me. I went from being an ‘expert’ in one environment (and feeling like I had to protect that image as a personal trainer)…to being a beginner in many ways. That wasn’t an easy transition to make.
I used to hate partner workouts because I felt like I was going to slow people down, would get frustrated during workouts that had skills I didn’t yet have, and only felt comfortable practicing skills in private because I didn’t want any attention if I “failed” or looked messy.
My biggest advancements in CrossFit have come from letting go of any ego, allowing myself to be a student, taking critique, and having the patience to go through 100 failed and messy attempts before finally nailing something.
And most importantly, learning it’s safe to not only let people see the vulnerable sides of me, but to actually invite them in because they most likely have some value that’s going to help in some way.
I’m working on carrying these lessons out of the gym, too. It’s a process. 🙂
I’m a Millennial that loves TikTok and I’m not ashamed. Those videos are hilarious.