Alena, Why Do You Do CrossFit?
What was your fitness, CrossFit, or yoga "life" like before you started training with True Spirit CrossFit & Yoga.
I did yoga, ran here and there, skied as much as possible etc. Pretty much the same number of days of exercise just not as intense.
What brought you to True Spirit CrossFit & Yoga in the first place?
I was motivated by my boyfriend, Wayne! We did the baseline months earlier and he joined and I didn't. When we got back from Alaska, I knew it was time!
What was your first impression? Has that changed?
Actually, my first impression was that I really did not like it, but knew I needed to stick with it. Now, its hard to believe that I didn't like it!
What was the first thing fun or positive thing you experienced while training with us?
First, obviously the people! I love going out somewhere and running into someone from the gym! Super great feeling! Second, the rope climb! It came pretty easy to me and that was a turning point in my training. I knew that not everything was going to be easy but I knew that I could work towards any of the movements and eventually master the skill.
Are you working on any special CrossFit related skill now?
I am so so so close to a pull up. So that is on my radar. I had a deadlift goal, but I suffered a minor back injury so that was put on hold. The first day I could deadlift off the floor again, was way better than reaching any weight goal! Regardless, I will meet that deadlift goal soon!
How has you life changed since training with TSCF?
I am much more aware of what I can and cannot do both in the gym and in my life. I can do much more since I started CrossFit, but my focus on those things has really changed.
What's your favorite True Spirit CrossFit memory?
It is hard to follow up on my favorite memories because those are just some of the best things that happen at True Spirit! But a runner up would be the first time I used soft boxes for box jumps! Confidence level booster for sure!
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