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Why did you decide to try CrossFit?
I actually never thought I could do CrossFit. I’ve always avoided sports and physical activity. I had a friend who had been doing CrossFit and told me to try the New You Challenge. I had recently had a daughter and I felt like I was at all time low for my body’s fitness. On a whim, I signed up the the challenge and started that next day. my
How is having a CrossFit coach changed your workout or fitness results?
Well, for one, I would have never seen the results I have seen without one! Knowing someone is watching me and helping me makes me always aware of what I am doing. I also never have to worry that I am doing a movement wrong. Before CrossFit in typical gyms, I would move to the back of group fitness classes and I would poorly do my weight training. I often gave up when I couldn’t figure something out. Now, I push myself in my classes and I’m proud of my achievements. My coaches recognize my strengths and know when to push me and when to help scale my activities. There is absolutely no way I could have made it to where I am now (and where I am going to be!) without the help of my CrossFit coaches. 
How has doing CrossFit affected your health and/or life?
I am on my way to being as fit, if not more fit, than I was in high school. I have lost many inches all over my body and I have noticed that many tasks in my everyday life have been easier. I have more energy for at work and I can still come and have some left to play with my daughter. I am also realizing that I am craving movement! Times when I have been sitting for a while, I want to get up and run – I never wanted to run anywhere before! I officially can consider myself an athlete when I would never have used that word to describe me previously! CrossFit has made me want to improve in other areas of my life as well. It has made me want to fuel my body with good nutrition so I can make better achievements. It has also opened my mind to other opportunities that I may have been too scared of in the past because they required athletic movement. 
Something that was unexpected was the change in my mental health. I realize that no matter how tired I am or how bad of a day it has been, nothing cures it better than a good WOD with my coaches. 
What is your favorite CrossFit movement?
I may be crazy, but I love squats! 
What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?
Just do it! But prepare yourself to get addicted. CrossFit has a scary connotation that it is only for extremely physically fit athletes. I’m here to tell you that that is not true! CrossFit will make you feel like a beast and it will make you a better person. I am better at my job and I am a better mom/wife, all thanks to CrossFit!