Meg Segal - Why do you Do CrossFit?
What was your fitness, CrossFit, or yoga "life" like before you started training with True Spirit CrossFit & Yoga.
Before coming to True Spirit I thought CrossFit was an "agro-workout for weight lifter type of people"
What brought you to True Spirit CrossFit & Yoga in the first place?
Kerri brought me to TSCF. I had been playing volleyball with her for years. She had been getting stronger and was playing better. When I asked what she was doing she said CrossFit. It was probably two years later that I actually took her up on the invasion to come with her to a class.
What was your first impression? Has that changed?
The class I went to with Kerri was a partnership work out and we were the only ones there, so it was fun, but kind of odd. The first class that I went to on my own, after Foundations, was one of the most welcoming experiences I have ever had in a group setting of people I didn't really know. Matt Conner recognized me from our children's school and everyone was encouraging and kind. I loved it immediately.
What was the first thing fun or positive thing you experienced while training with us?
I really like the body weight stuff, burpees, pushups, box jumps, running and pull ups. But I'm beginning to love the weights. Front and Back Squats rock my world
Are you working on any special CrossFit related skill now?
Double unders are my Kryptonite. The challenge is real. I WILL GET THEM! I also really really want to do a muscle up. I'd also like to increase my 1 RM back squat.
How has you life changed since training with TSCF?
All of my athletic endeavors are more fun. I have broken my personal records in running and have participated in more variety of things then I ever have before. I'm mostly having more fun in all parts of my life. I am less stressed about my business and my family because exercise is a much more consistent part of my world, thanks to CrossFit. Oh yes, I had a bone scan about a month ago and I no longer have Osteopenia!! No drugs, only added weights and calcium.
What's your favorite True Spirit CrossFit memory?
I have so many favorites, but what I like most is being present when someone does something for the first time that they didn't know they could do; Sam's first pull up, Alison's dead lift, Zack's muscle-up, Bridget's heavy snatch, watching Matt comeback from his ankle injury and killing it, Duane's massive amount of weight that he can dead lift, Katie doing last weeks WOD with Rx'd weight, Noah and Leslie making Clean and jerks look easy and graceful, Tami's Kettlebell swings, I can go on and on and on and on..... and I also like it when I surprise myself.
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