How long have you been doing CrossFit and how long have you been at CrossFit DC?
My first CrossFit class was with CrossFit DC in December, 2022. Shout-out to coach Ricky who taught my elements class and was an amazing coach and made sure I had a great intro to CrossFit.
What do you do when you’re not crushing workouts at the gym?
Outside of CrossFit I like to run, cook, play with my dog (Riley) and help my fiance plan our upcoming wedding.
What is a goal you’re currently working towards (in the gym or beyond)?
My current CrossFit goal is Double-Unders. If you see me working on them before class please feel free to give me any tips/tricks you have.
Favorite and least favorite CrossFit movements/workouts?
My favorite CrossFit movement is pull-ups, since they’re the only thing I could do before starting CrossFit. My least favorite is definitely the bike.
What is one coaching cue/tip that has helped you recently?
When initially working on toes-to-bar, coach Emily gave me the great tip to spend time focusing on kipping with knee-raises, working on perfecting my kipping, rather than doing a bunch of poorly-formed T2Bs. This allowed me to really progress in kipping and the next time I tried toes-to-bars I had made a huge improvement.
What is something you wish you knew about CrossFit when you first started?
I wish I knew how accessible the workouts are and how accepting the community is. My picture of CrossFit before starting was very intimidating and I delayed starting because I was worried I wouldn’t be able to complete the workouts. I love that every single movement and workout can be scaled to any ability and the community is accepting and supportive of all skill levels.