I do CrossFit because it has a noticeable impact on my physical and psychological well being. I returned to CrossFit after a few years of training in garage gyms and with friends because I had a tendency to pick and choose programming and wasn’t making strength progress on my own. Within a few weeks, my body was changing, I was sleeping better and making choices in my life that were focused on health. CrossFit is also the best detox from a stressful day at work. I can walk into class, usually a few minutes late, still thinking about my day, but I always leave, exhausted, smiling and thinking about what to make for dinner. That’s a win.
The Olympic Lifts. I love learning how to move my body in ways that are not necessarily natural, require focus and practice. The feeling of catching weight at just the right spot or completing a really tough lift is such a rush.
What makes you stay at CrossFit HCC?
I stay at HCC for the people. Matt sets a great example of leadership, respect and hard work for his coaches and athletes. I started at a larger CF location in the past, but did not like feeling invisible in a big class or because I wasn’t lifting the most weight. At HCC, if you miss a few days, your absence is noticed by the coaches and members. Everyone around you is pushing you, helping with form, encouraging you to make it through that last round. it’s really pretty great.