Our November Athlete of the Month is Jennifer Centner!! Here is what Jennifer has to say about CrossFit.
What brought you to CrossFit?
My husband had gone to a few workouts with some Brazilian Ju-Jitzu friends and would tell me about what they were doing and I thought that it sounded like something I would be interested in to help push me out of my comfort zone and help get me the results I wanted.
What was your first impression?
When I first stepped into the box I saw these super fit men and women finishing a WOD and I think my jaw hit the ground. I thought “what have I just walked into” After my first work out it took me three days to recover, and I had been doing boot camp classes 5-6 days a week. So needless to say I was hooked. I thought anything that can make me feel like that in such a short period of time has to be worth sticking around for.
How has that changed?
Although I still sometimes dread the WOD, I get excited to push my body to new levels and see what I am capable of achieving.
What was your first “Bright Spot”?
I have been doing CrossFit off and on for about 5 years, so I am going to go with my most recent bright spot. After having two kids I never thought I would get even close to how fit I was before getting pregnant and even before I got pregnant with my second baby wallballs were a cuss word to me! Just the thought of them made my knees hurt and I just knew that I would have to use a 12 lb ball and even with that I couldn’t do more than 10 at a time without needing to rest. Thanks to the awesome coaching and atmosphere I can now, with confidence, use the 14lb ball and do well over 10 at a time. The last time we did them in a work out I actually laughed at myself because I used to dread wall balls.
What are you working on now?
Right now I am focusing on correcting my form overall and gaining strength so I can attack some of the movements that I have never been good at. I really want to master handstand push-ups this year.
What’s your favorite CFLT memory?
It is so hard to pick just one! I was still fairly new to the CFLT family and we had a work out with dead lifts in it that I really wanted to crush, as deadlifts are my favorite movement and after words I really felt like I could have done better or could have gone heavier, and just plain down on myself and I hear this super sweet voice say how awesome I did. Even though I had never met him before, this sweet man was so encouraging and so positive that it made my day and changed my whole demeanor! Thanks to Allen Howell, I changed how I viewed my work outs and progress for the better.
We are excited to announce our October challenge! It will be a good ol’ game of BINGO. The game will run from October 1st through October 31st. Please make sure you grab a coach and have them sign off on any of the challenges that are completed at the gym. We will have the blank BINGO sheets at the gym but feel free to print them by clicking here CrossFit LT Bingo. Please be sure you grab one and write your name on it! Pay attention closely to the following information. Prizes will be given to those who follow the rules and complete the BINGO correctly.
1. BINGO runs from October 1st through October 31st.
2. You must have a coach’s initials and date on all completed boxes. When it comes to the social media posts please tag Angela Blair.
3. Only one box can be considered completed per activity(for example: members will not be allowed to select the box for bring a friend on Saturday and partner WOD with someone you have never partnered with before).
4. No more than two boxes can be completed in one day.
The first line to be completed will be awarded a $20 merchandise credit.
The first 3 lines to be completed will receive a $25 gift card.
A drawing will be held for blackouts. Three winners will be selected and will receive a $30 gift card.
This is meant to be fun and challenging! Let’s get to it!
(As always, if you have questions….just ask!)