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August Athlete Spotlight: Michelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle is a mother to a cute little guy named Noah. She joined CFP early Spring & has been nothing but an honor to have in our community. She has been busting her @$$ this Summer.. coming to class almost everyday and attending Sunday’s Open Gym to work on her Snatch. She has been consistently putting in the work & it shows. She always walks into the gym with a positive attitude and you can find her cheering on every last one of her classmates during the WOD.

Usual Class Time: 9:00am in the summer & 4:30 during school
What brought you to CrossFit in the first place? I wanted to get back into shape after having my son, and also having just moved out this way I wanted to have the opportunity to meet new people. (and what better way to meet people than to fall on your butt in front of them while trying to do a squat clean…)
What was your first impression? How has that changed? After my baseline workout I was humbled/terrified, I didn’t realize how out of shape I had become, and was definitely worried about starting over. But I’m not afraid of the WODs anymore (even the running ones) and the coaches and other members have been so helpful and supportive. I really do love it here!
What was your first awesome moment? The first time I hit a lift at my pre-baby 1RM, squat snatch, I really began to think I was going to be able to do this
What are you working on now? Pull ups
What’s your favorite Elite Progression memory? WODing for SuperTy, everyone really came together for a great cause (and I’m pretty sure Keith almost had to do 300 burpees alone)
What are your words to live by? Life is all about finding your balance; don’t focus so much on one aspect that you forget the others
What is your favorite & least favorite movement? Favorite movement is the Snatch, my least favorite is Thrusters (ick!)
What would you tell someone who was interested in joining CF? Don’t be scared, everything is scalable and whether you’re working with 200lbs or 20lbs everyone is going to cheer you on and support you. It’ll be fun, I promise 😉 I’ve been to a lot of places, and CrossFit EP is at the top of the list for so many reasons.

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