1. How did I find CrossFit?
It was just luck that I found CrossFit. A friend of mine noticed Deanna’s business card at the gym where we were taking karate lessons. I’m not sure what motivated me to phone.
2. What is your favourite CrossFit exercise or WOD?
I don’t have a favorite workout. I love the variety. I have least favorite workouts – anything involving running.
3. How long have you been CrossFitting for?
4. What do you do for a living?
I’m a Certified General Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner working for a small accounting firm, Burkett & Abercrombie. We provide accounting, tax, estate planning, personal finance and business advisory services.
5. What are your hobbies?
My favorite hobby is reading. I’m also very active at my son’s school and with training our new puppy.
6. What are your goals?
Fitness: To do an unassisted pullup, non-modified pushups and generally just continue to get in better shape.
Life: My main priority in life is my family and our continued growth and well-being. My goal is to have more “me” time to spend developing other interests and expanding my social circle. Crossfit has become part of reaching this goal as it is the first “me” time that I’ve made a priority in a long time.
7. Why do I CrossFit?
There are many reasons why I CrossFit at CrossFit Zone:
a.) The sense of accomplishment I get at the end of every workout is a real motivator.
b.) The great coaches and their continued support and encouragement
c.) The people that I work out with – it is an amazing group of supportive people that attend the classes
d.) The variety of the workouts and the scaling of the workouts to my ability
e.) The strength I’ve gained – I can now easily lift our double kayak onto the van’s roof racks (this use to be a major operation)
f.) To get fit – it is the only “exercise/gym/whatever” that I’ve tried that I’ve actually enjoyed and stuck with
8. Any advice for future CrossFitters?
Don’t be intimidated by the videos on the website. I almost didn’t phone when I checked out CrossFit on the internet. CrossFit is for the extreme hard-core athlete but it’s also for the average person just starting to get in shape after a life-time of inactivity. If I can CrossFit – anyone can.
Kathy it is so great to have your bright and cheery presence in the gym. You have come a long way since the beginning of the year. We are so proud of you. You blew me away the other day when you used the RX’d weight for Helen! Keep up the great work!
Buy In – 3 rounds – 10 double unders, 10 burpees, 10 jump squats
WOD – “CF Total”
Max 1 rep Back Squat,
Max 1 rep Shoulder Press,
Max 1 rep Deadlift.
You get 3 attempts to reach your max weight of the exercise. Score is sum of 3 lifts.
Cash Out – false grip jumping pullups / kipping pullups 3 x 10 reps