Bethanie has been training with us since March, 2019. She brings a quiet intensity to every workout and is a delight to have in class.
Bethanie, Why do You do CrossFit?
What was your life like before you started training with True Spirit CrossFit?
After gaining almost 50 pounds within a year, I found myself back at the gym. However, I didn't have alot structure and it was very hard getting myself to go and be consistent. Then I did my first 5k and started focusing more on running, but my body was not prepared for it and I was in and out of physical therapy with injuries.
What brought you to True Spirit CrossFit in the first place?
Although I was making some progress I knew I needed to be doing something different. I needed to get stonger. I was looking for a good program and structure. TSCF is also really close to work (hospital).
What was your first impression? Has that changed?
First, the coaches are awesome. They are all very knowledgable and genuinely care for everyone coming through the door. Also, I had avoided CrossFit for a long time because I am very shy and working out with a group sounded terrifying. But that has become my FAVORITE part! The support from everyone and the energy from the group is incredible and has made all the difference.
What was the first thing fun or positive thing you experienced while training with us?
I realized one day that I wasn't fighting with myself to go workout. I was actually looking forward to going!
Are you working on any special CrossFit related skill now?
I got my first pull-up a couple months ago which I never ever thought would happen and know I'm working getting multiple.
How has you life changed since training with TSCF?
Before starting at True Spirit I had stopped doing pretty much all of the activities I loved. I just wasn't physically able to get out and enjoy it, but now I'm back on my dirtbike, trail running more miles then I ever have, and strapped on my snowboard again. Just overall stronger and happier.
What's your favorite True Spirit CrossFit memory?
Probably the day I got my first pull-up. It really was a crazy feeling when I pulled myself up to the bar for the first time.
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