How did you hear about CrossFit and what was your first experience/WOD?
Heard about CrossFit through friends in 2009. First experience was cherry picking main-site wods but did not really get into CrossFit until coming to CrossFit NOLA.
When did you first come to CrossFit NOLA?
Came for a free Saturday intro in March 2017.
How many days do you CrossFit? What classes do you normally take (times and specialties)?
4-5 days a week at Downtown, sometimes go to endurance/gymnastics class.
What motivates you/keeps you coming back to CrossFit NOLA?
The community, the coaching, and the workouts. I love that there is always something to work on and encouraging/awesome people everywhere.
Favorite thing about New Orleans?
What accomplishment are you the most proud of (outside and inside of the gym)?
Outside of the gym: Taught myself to speak Japanese. Though proud of doing it, I wouldn't recommend this method. Hire a professional or take a class.
Inside gym: Last year in fundamentals, I was not able to kick up on the wall, now I can do handstand pushups.
After a hard workout, what is your favorite meal?
I combine oatmeal, protein powder, a banana and egg whites into a porridge-like substance. It doesn't sound very appetizing but it's delicious. If that's not available, I'm usually up for a gigantic burrito.
What are some of your interests outside of CrossFit?
Reading, cooking, and playing softball. I also enjoy watching basketball and baseball.
What do you do for a living?
I am a public affairs officer in the Coast Guard.
What is one goal that you are currently working on?
Are you competing in any upcoming competitions? Why do you like to compete?
Thinking about it, but need to do more research. In general I like competing because you're forced to push yourself beyond what you think you're capable of. The feeling of accomplishment after that mental and physical battle is almost addictive.
We have an awesome community and will periodically highlight a member of our community!