How and when did you start CrossFitting?
Started crossfit in high school as preseason training for baseball, but began doing it daily about 3 years ago.
How long you've been at CrossFit Apex?
Started here and have been here ever since!
What does a typical day look like for you?
I wake up around 6:15 and leave for my student teaching job in New Hope by 6:45. After teaching from 8-3, I get home by 4:15 just in time to change and have a quick dinner. I'll get to Apex by 5 to workout/sign people in, and try to be out by 9.
Favorite lift or exercise:
Anything with a barbell and handstand push-ups.
Least favorite lift or exercise:
Without question, ring muscle-ups!! Or anything that rips my hands
Biggest accomplishment (In or out of CrossFit):
Starting crossfit and graduating college in May (hopefully)! I am not the type of person that likes to step out of my comfort zone (not knowing anyone, learning something new), but it has been the greatest decision of my life. I started as a way to get in shape, but the people I have met at Apex that I now consider family far outweigh any accomplishment/PR I can ever get.
What are some of your future goals?
Find a teaching job in a good school district nearby so I can keep training at Apex! (nothing too special or wild)
Favorite Apex memory:
The Open, Christmas party, and in-house comps are always a good time, but I don't know if I have one in particular. Any event that brings everyone together is always a good time and something I look forward to.
If a new member came into your class, what is one piece of advice you would give them on their first day?
At my fundamental many years ago, Josh told us to set a goal that had nothing to do with crossfit (be a better parent, find a girlfriend, get closer with your family). He told us that if we stuck with it and trusted the process, crossfit had a way of getting you to achieve those goals. I was skeptical and although the finding a girlfriend thing still hasn't materialized, he was absolutely right! If you open up, get to know the members, and are coachable it will change your life in ways you never thought were possible.