My CrossFit journey began December 2016, when I took my first class with Coach Brian. I remember peering around at everyone warming up; not intimated, but more so memorized on how graceful everyone looked throwing what looked like twice their body weight around. Then it was my turn, I was instructed precisely on how to complete the first movement that was incorporated into the WOD that day: the kettle bell swing. Upon completing the first set in the workout; I placed that dense, pink, 18-pound kettle bell down and thought “wow this is fun”-needless to say I was hooked.
Having come from an athletic background, I have always craved movement and gravitated towards fast paced activities. After high-school, running became an outlet to channel my energy through with some self-made workouts thrown in to keep things interesting. It didn’t take long before I needed a new stimulus, something… constantly varied! It was the perfect match. The thing about CrossFit is that one day you will complete a 6-minute workout, the next, a 25-minute workout and feel equally exerted from both! Intensity is a relative term to everyone, and that’s what I love about coaching multiple classes, you get to experience individuals reach their goals of all skill levels.
The vibes that fill ASDC are also unlike anything else. No mirrors, no casual treadmill jogs while scrolling on Instagram- just pure, positive energy intertwined within a supportive community. The energy accumulating as the clock descends from 10 is a feeling one can only achieve through experience; as soon as it reads “go,” tension lifts and problems disintegrate. Everyone, of all ages, body types, genders, skill levels are simultaneously completing the same workout, at the same time, together. That is the most beautiful thing about this community and why I love what I do here at ASDC CrossFit. Helping individuals meet check points in their fitness journey is more than I could ever want as a fellow athlete and coach. Your success is lived through us all. The goals may vary from athlete to athlete, but the message remains universal.
- CrossFit Level 1