1) How long have you been a member at Hybrid?
About 6 months.
2) How did you hear about the gym originally?
I was referred by my coach, Kurt Kling, from another Crossfit gym who thought I would like it.
3) What is your favorite lift?
4) What is your least favorite lift?
5) What has been your biggest achievement since starting at Hybrid?
My cleans have always been a weak point… I get intimidated by the bar. Never imagined I could do Grace at 95lbs..but I got through it.
6) What other improvements have you seen since you joined?
I am getting much stronger.
7) How many days per week do you workout at Hybrid? Elsewhere?
I try to do 5 days a week. I usually do a nice long run on one day and rest on the other.
8) What movement are you still struggling with and what are you doing to fix it?
Kips and Double Unders. I am trying to practice more on the bar at the gym and hang from the monkey bars when I take my twin boys to the playground. I also have a jump rope at home –I keep practicing.
9) What were your stats, physically, before coming to Hybrid? Weight?
I had been doing Crossfit about 6 months before Hybrid mixed in with some rowing training….but before I started Crossfit I was hovering around 148 pounds. Now I am down to about 130. Since starting at Hybrid I have become even leaner and more muscular (in a good way) .
10) How has your nutrition changed?
I have been conquering my addiction to sweets a bit. I no longer eat cake EVERY day. I am definitely going to sign up for the Paleo Challenge in September—looking forward to it.
11) What motivates you daily?
I am a 47 year old mom of twin 7 year old boys and I want to keep fit and active for them in the years ahead. It is a cliché…but I believe since Crossfit I am in better shape than I ever was in my 20s. Also a little over a year ago I was surfing the internet and saw some footage of Laurie Carver—the 51 year old 2010 (I think) Crossfit Masters Women’s champ—she was doing Fran and was just amazing. Don’t know if I will ever make to that level but it’s lots of fun trying….
12) What advice would you give to someone who might be intimidated by Hybrid?
There is absolutely no need to be afraid. This is a wonderful place where you can discover what you are capable of, surrounded by great coaches and like-minded people who will support you. When I started Crossfit I could barely do a push-up and the words “bar” and “plate” had completely different meanings. Now I’m lifting stones and carrying kegs.