What made you choose True Athletics?
It was a total accident. A friend of mine was enrolled in your very first on-ramp class. He was given several discount coupons as an incentive to join, and gave one of those coupons to me. I enrolled in your second on-ramp and decided to join after that. It was way better than the CF style WODs that I was doing at the local park and people didn’t look at me funny like when I tried to do Fight Gone Bad at LA Fitness.
How long have you been Training with us?
Oh boy… when did you open? It’s been a while. Sadly, my training hasn’t been consistent. I’ve had a few breaks due to silly things like having a baby and working (sometimes) crazy hours.
What do you do for the short time of the day that you aren’t with us (i.e. a job)?
I’m a professor at Southern during the day and early evenings, and I’m awake with Abby in the middle of the night.
How is your nutrition? Do you eat a certain way? If so when did you make the switch?
Things have been a little less consistent since getting married and having a kid. Before that, I was primarily paleo – a trend that started in 2008 when I was living with an old-school cross fitter. Now, I try to eat fairly clean – meat with two veg for dinner and lunch and a half gallon of ice cream for snack. It’s all about moderation, right?
Do you have a favorite exercise movement (gymnastics move, lift, etc)?
Air squats, DB snatches, cleans, wall balls, running, and others I’m sure.
How about a favorite WOD?
This may sound terrible, but in my almost 9 years of toying around with CF and over 4 years at TA, I haven’t committed a single Hero or Girl WOD to memory (other than maybe Murph). I have to look them up. Every. Time.
What is your favorite workout song?
It’s a state-dependent question – I can’t answer this unless I’m getting ready to work out. It would definitely be something on one of Dan’s go-to playlists, though.
Have you changed at all physically or mentally since starting to train with us?
Both. I was at my fittest when training for the 2012 Beast of the East CrossFit Competition, at the age of 34. My training has definitely taken several steps back since then, but I’m proud to say that I’m still fitter now than I ever was in my 20’s or early 30’s. I’ve also learned what I’m capable of. I don’t hesitate to lift something heavy or push my body to the max. I’d say that I now have more psychological grit than I’ve ever had, and am proud of my body and what it’s capable of (thank you, TA!).
What are your current goals?
Find time for 3-4 WODs per week, run another marathon, improve my kipping pull-ups, be a fit woman/mom/professor/person and a good role model for my kiddo, my family, and my students.
What is your favorite color?
Depends on the moment. Right now it’s yellow. Maybe blue.
What can you do now that you weren’t able to do before training at True Athletics?
Double-under, clean, snatch, and kip.
Say something else, anything!
You didn’t ask about the movement’s that I like least (it’s K2E and T2B, btw). Oh, and thanks for sticking by me through all the tough stuff! Much love, TA!!