1. What brought you to CrossFit?
After my brain surgery, I needed something that would rehabilitate me quickly and get me into shape for an upcoming physical fitness test. I had heard people around base talk about and I had watch a few videos online of Rich Froning doing Grace, I thought that doesn’t look too bad (I was wrong).
2. What was your first impression?
My first workout was Linda and I did not think it was too bad although my clean form was horrible I was able to muscle it around pretty good. I came back to that gym a few days later and Fran was programmed…. I have never been so destroyed by any type of workout in my life also let me add it took me 8:57 to complete. I told myself after that I will never be back to that place again… We all know that is not true I could stop thinking about crossfit.
3. How has that changed?
I still love crossfit I believe that as an overall fitness program there is nothing that compares.
4. What was your first “Bright Spot”?
One of the first bright spots that I remember was the day that my snatch form just clicked and once that happened it was like every time I snatched, I PR’d.
5. What are you working on now?
I am also working on handstand walks and actually just finding more time to get in and get back to where I was not so long ago.
6. What’s your favorite CFLT memory?
My very first time at CFLT we did Kettlebell Annie (50,40,30,20,10 of KB swings, sit-ups, double unders). I remember that I was in great shape and I was going to crush this and make my mark on the gym. I was wrong El Tigre aka Chris D not only did the 2 pound KB but did GHD and was only a few seconds behind my finishing time. After we finished that WOD not only did everyone who was at that class gave me props on a great work but was talking a little S*#@ I knew this would be my gym.