Athlete Spotlight: Shannon

What made you choose CrossFit True?

  • Looking at the instagram, CrossFit True seemed like a place that was really welcoming and supportive. Everyone has been so nice since I joined and the coaches push you to be your best every workout. 

How long have you been training with us?

  • I have no idea. I’m very bad with time. I’m guessing like 8 months????

What has been your proudest moment in the past 90 days?

  • Learning how to do double unders. I’m still working on getting more than a few in a row but I’m proud that I finally learned how to do them. 

When you’re not at the gym, what do you do for work? What do you do for fun?

  • I am in grad school studying speech pathology. I work as a graduate assistant at SCSU and I am a math tutor on the weekends. For fun I like to hike and read.

How is your nutrition? How has it changed since joining CrossFit True?

  • My nutrition has gotten a lot better since joining CrossFit True. I have been more mindful of what I eat so I feel ready to workout at the end of the day. I have also learned how to fuel my body to help me get stronger and recover faster. 

What are your 3 favorite movements/exercises? 

  • Deadlifts

  • Front squats 

  • Anything gymnastics related (Except handstand pushups I can’t do those)

What is your favorite style workout? (AMRAP, EMOM, Rounds for Time, etc)

  • Rounds for Time

What about your favorite workout?

  • The twelve days of Christmas workout was fun 

Any favorite workout songs? 

  • I don’t think I have one

Have you changed physically or mentally since you’ve been working out with us?

  • I feel stronger and exercising with CrossFit has helped me to feel less stressed and less anxious. 

What are your current goals?

  • Be able to do pull ups 

  • Continuing to work towards lifting heavier. 

How have your goals changed since you joined? 

  • Before I was more focused on wanting to look a certain way. Now my goals are focused around what my body can do and trying to push myself to do more. 

What has been the biggest surprise since joining CF True?

  • The biggest surprise for me is how much I enjoy working out. At other gyms working out felt like a chore; but working out at CF True is something I look forward to at the end of my day. 

What can you do now that you couldn’t do before joining?

  • I can now do a few push ups and pistol squats  

Say something else, Anything! 

  • CrossFit True has such a wonderful community of members and coaches that make working out enjoyable and makes you want to keep coming back!