Breanna, Why Do You Do CrossFit?
Breanna joined us via our 100 days program which included nutrition coaching with 406 Barbelle from the get go.
Her fantastic progress both with her desired body composition goals and her performance goals are attributable to her commitment to both diet and exercise. She started training with us about a year ago and combined that immediately with nutrition coaching with 406 Barbelle.
She has dramatically changed her body composition. She has built over 20lbs of lean muscle mass and can now power clean 150 lbs, can deadlift nearly 300lbs, and can easily back squat over 200lbs. She discovered her mental and physical strength while training with us. WAY TO GO BRE! We can't wait to see what you do next.
What was your life like before you started training with True Spirit CrossFit?
For the past few years, before starting CrossFit, my workouts had been very boring and repetitive. I would go to the gym three days per week and walk on the treadmill for an hour. That's it. I grew up playing competitive sports and I felt lost with my fitness after graduating from school.
What brought you to True Spirit CrossFit in the first place?
I actually saw an add on Instagram late one night and it said "sign up now for your free consultation with one of our coaches," or something along those lines, and I thought, WHY NOT! I got an email the next day from Coach Leslie asking when I was available to meet. My first thought was "oh shit, I am actually doing this."
What was your first impression? Has that changed?
I was very intimidated walking into a CrossFit gym my first day. Well, probably my first few days. The workouts looked tough and I did not think I would be able to keep up. Now I cannot imagine working out any other way. Don't get me wrong the workouts are still brutal, but in the best way. BUT once the music starts and you put a little chalk on your hands; it's insane what your body can accomplish.
What was the first thing fun or positive thing you experienced while training with us?
Power Lifting! I did not know I was strong!
Are you working on any special CrossFit related skill now?
I really enjoy the heavy lifting days, but I am actually most excited about working on the skills that seem impossible to me. I cannot wait for the class that I get my first pull-up or climb that damn rope! I am so excited!
How has you life changed since training with TSCF?
True Spirit is the best part of my day! I have never regretted showing up for a workout! My goal is to hike Baldy this summer!
What's your favorite True Spirit CrossFit memory?
The first day I did back squats at True Spirit. I do not remember if it was for a 3 rep or 5 rep max, but it was the end of class and everyone was done and putting their barbells away and I decided to add just a little more weight and try one final time.
I am almost through the set, I have one left, and everyone in the gym starts clapping and cheering. I don't even know what weight I lifted that day or for how many reps, but I remember the excitement, the camaraderie, the energy, the people and how good it felt to do something really hard. Thanks to everyone who was there that day; I would have fallen on my butt without you!
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