As we grow day by day, its hard to keep track of all the new faces. We are beginning something new. This new Athlete Spotlight gives the coaching staff the opportunity to showcase athletes that are putting in the effort and working hard. We are very excited about this. Every month a new athlete will be brought into the spotlight. It is our way of saying your efforts do not go unseen. Jen has been with us just about from the beginning. Jen is in the gym every day (sometimes twice) doing work. She listens to our staff, works on her skills and is getting stronger & faster by the week. Jen you are a true inspiration to us and keep working hard!!!
Describe yourself. (personally, occupation or athletic background)
I am married with two kids, Bryce and Brynn. They are six and four. Bryce is a video gamer! Haha he doesn’t really like sports or athletics. Brynn on the other hand, wants to do it all. She is involved in gymnastics, swimming, soccer, hula, anything active. She is the kid that will point out kids playing at the park and she will tell me she wants to do it! For work, I guess the easiest way to understand it is I am a computer programmer. Its is a normal 9-5 desk job….In a cube…sitting around all these old people. HAHA! I don ‘t have an athletic background, I guess. As I began working out, I just kept looking for more. I started with Bootcamps, TRX, and it eventually led me into CrossFit.
Why did you start CrossFitting?
Like I said, I began with a bootcamp close to my work and I still go there twice a week (CFR: we are trying to break that habit). I saw people near my kids gymnastics’ running with barbells and logs and I wanted to do know what are these people doing? So I looked into CrossFit and found you guys.
How did you find us?
I just found you guys on the internet.
How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle or level of fitness?
I can’t stop coming!! Haha. Its so sad…Im at my kids back to school night and the teacher is talking and I can’t even hear her! Im just thinking about getting to the gym! Last night was my 9th year wedding anniversary and I came to CrossFit!! My husand had to bring me home food!
Well that sounds like an addiction Jen! What do you like best about CrossFit Reality?
The people, the coaches, you know. I enjoy the people I get to work out with and the coaching. All of it!
Any advice for someone thinking about trying CrossFit or someone who has just started?
When I first started, I was really nervous and I was afraid to come in…so what I would say is just do it! Just come in and not be afraid..
What are your proudest CrossFit achievements:
My PULLUPS!! (CFR: Jen has worked on her pullups every day for over a three months! Dedication!!) Still trying to kip though!
Favorite WOD and Time?
I liked that Saturday ones that you coached! The obstacle course was fun!
Least Favorite WOD?
Deadlifts! (CFR: 193 1RM @ 105lbs!!) You tricked me into that Deadlift! I thought it as like 173!
Whats your nutrition like?
Kids food! Not very good I guess….Its hard with two kids. Its definitely something I want to improve on. Because of my schedule, sometimes I will eat late or just skip dinner…
What are your fitness goals?
To be able to do Kipping Pullups!! I just want to be stronger.
What do you like to do on your spare time?
I don’t have much spare time because I am always here!! I guess my answer is like to workout!!
Workout of the Day: 18September12
A) 3 Rounds: ME Pushups in 2min.
*Rest as needed*
B) 4 Rounds:
30 sec. Power Snatch 70% 1RM Snatch
30 sec. Pendlay Row
30 sec. Hollow rock
30 sec. Superman Rock
30 sec. rest
C) Mobility-Squat Position