Oct. All Leveler of the Month


1. What got you started in CrossFit?  How did you hear about it?

My husband Jim has been a member for 5 years as well as some of our
friends. Fitness has always been a big part of my life, mostly running and weight training. After two knee surgeries and constant knee pain I was
forced to pack in the longer distances. Jim encouraged me to come try
CrossFit almost a year ago and I was instantly hooked!


2.  What is your favourite part about coming to the gym?

My favourite part is knowing that I will be challenged with every work
out, often with a new movement ( some of which I’m still working on). It
tests me to push the limits of my strength. I’m part of the 5:30 am crew
and I love starting my day with a great WOD. But most of all I love the
people at ALCF. The passion and encouragement from both the coaches
and the members when sometimes you want to quit, you can’t get that in a regular gym. It is a judge free zone. No matter your size or shape or
how much you can lift or how fast you are, everyone treats you the same and are all so supportive. And of course I love that CrossFit is something Jim and I can enjoy together to get the day started.

3. What is your favourite CrossFit movement?  Least favourite?

Favourite movement is Burpee. Least favourite is any kipping movement on the bar ( because I still can’t do them)!


4. What are your goals in CrossFit?

Well as far as movements it’s a fairly long list..toes to bar, handstand push-ups, a “perfect” power clean (mine still are not pretty), double unders,
rope climb..I’ll leave it at that! But overall I want to continue to get stronger. I am approaching 50 and I want to remain active for as long as I can.


5. How do you explain your newfound obsession with CrossFit?

I love the sense of community at ALCF. I have met so many amazing
people who share the same passion. Also, Zack Mack makes a mean
Banana Blaster!

6.  What advice do you have for someone who is thinking of trying CrossFit?
My advice is to just come and try it out. Do a few classes and I guarantee you will love it. It’s like having a personal trainer every work out.

7.  What does CrossFit mean to you?

CrossFit is my favourite time of day. It’s one of the few hours in the day
where I get to focus on just me (and of course cheering on my fellow
athletes). I love that CrossFit is two times the work out. It’s both cardio
and muscular endurance.

8.  How has CrossFit helped you improve your life outside of the
gym?

I get to spend more time with my husband. Prior to CrossFit we rarely
worked out together. Also, it has taught me to go outside my comfort zone and continually raise the bar on my performance. I competed in the Girls Gone RX last April which is something I never could imagine myself
doing a year ago. Lastly it sends a positive message to my two daughters
that women can be strong and independent.