Today is Samantha's FIVE YEAR True Spirit Anniversary!
We help people strengthen their body, mind, and spirit through fitness, fun, and friendship. Watch Samantha's story and read about her path to discover her true spirit below. Today we celebrate her 5th year anniversary with True Spirit CrossFit!
What was your fitness like before you started training with True Spirit CrossFit?
I was always a self-motivator when it came to fitness. I was mainly a runner and though I found solace in training for longer distance races. I had this desire in my head and in my heart to push limits, but my body was saying the opposite. Running slowly broke me down over the years to a point where I couldn't push myself beyond a mile. I needed something to feed that still very present desire, so I looked to CrossFit.
What brought you to True Spirit CrossFit & Yoga in the first place?
I wanted to get stronger and I wanted to look fitter. Little did I know, CrossFit would teach me how to be at peace with myself, too.
What was your first impression? Has that changed?
My first impression was love at first sight. I've battled with that love, as I do with anything in life, but it has become something stable and has brought many positive relationships to my life. Not to mention, it is a nice escape from the everyday.
What was the first thing fun or positive thing you experienced while training with us?
Learning that I am stronger than I thought, has been the most fun experience. With this mindset, I try to embrace every movement CrossFit brings my way. I'm still learning how to break my own limitations, but thats the fun part. I get to continue this process of discovery.
Are you working on any special CrossFit related skill now?
I am currently focusing on my deadlift and my pull-ups! I want to lift at least 1.5x my body weight (plus some) and I want to be able to do at least 5 strict pull-ups now that I can do one! UPDATE: GOAL ACHIEVED!
How has you life changed since training with TSCF?
I'm just happier.
What's your favorite True Spirit CrossFit memory?
There is no single memory, but my favorite times are when people, myself included, finally reach a goal that we've been working on since the beginning (i.e. muscle ups, double unders, pullups etc.). Those moments bring so much energy to the class and reinvigorate everyone. It makes us all think that we too, will reach our goal someday.
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