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MEMBER HIGHLIGHT – MEET EMILY!

1. Why did you decide to try CrossFit?
My best friend has been a CrossFit Coach since we were in high school. She was the one who initially introduced me to CF. I went to some of her competitions and visited her gym but never felt like I would be able to do the movement (especially watching her compete). I came across CrossFit Slipstream by searching for an internship. I decided I would give CrossFit an honest try this time and it has been a great experience!
2. How is having a CrossFit coach changed your workout or fitness results?
 In the past, I have just created a routine myself and spent hours at the gym every day trying to get the results I wanted. It would take me months to see results and then my motivation would run out. And so the cycle continued. After I joined CFS; discipline and awareness of a movement have been the biggest changes I have seen in my workout. I had no idea I was performing movements wrong and how it was affecting my body. Having a coach that teaches and points out how to improve a movement for it to be effective.  Now even if I do a workout by myself, I understand the basics of how my body is supposed to move and how to get the most out of my workout.
3. How has doing CrossFit affected your health and/or life?
After any workout, my mood is great! I have energy and motivation to get moving. I have the motivation to take my dog on 3-5 mile hikes. I am more interested in how my lifestyle and nutrition plays a part in my fitness.
4. What is your favorite CrossFit movement?
My favorite movement is kettlebell swings.
5. What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?
Give it a try! I was skeptical and always thought I was getting the most out of my workout before CrossFit. Coaches will help you find a version of the workout you can perform well and still get a great workout. You have to come to class with an open mind and a will to better your health and fitness.