"CrossFit has helped me in my every day life by learning how to persevere through any unforeseen struggle or disappointing experience that comes my way. "
1. Why did you start CrossFit? I started CrossFit to enhance my training for ringette to make Team Canada in 2013 and immediately was hooked.
2. How long have you done CrossFit?
I have been doing CrossFit for a little over 4 years now; I started in January 2013.
3. How often do you train?
I train for roughly 2-2.5hrs x 5days a week
4. What are your hopes for regionals? My hopes for regionals is to learn from the entire experience. I want to learn from the high stress environment and the elite competition, my teammates and how we can work together and tackle each WOD, and from myself on how to adapt to a higher level competition and improve new weaknesses that are inevitability going to come my way to keep pushing forward at bettering myself as a CrossFit athlete.
5. What’s your favorite cheat meal?
My favourite cheat meal is Belgian waffles with real maple syrup, ice cream, and fruit!
6. What’s your least favorite WOD and/or movement and why?
I can’t think of any specific movement by its self that I dislike more than another, but typically any WOD that has a thruster in it or the assault bike makes me lay flat on my back when 3-2-1-Time is up!However, in light of just completing the 2017 CrossFit Open, I would say my least favourite WOD was 17.1 - DB Snatches and Burpee Box Jump Overs!!!
7. What do you love about CrossFit Closer?
The thing that I love most about CrossFit Closer is that it has given me an outlet where I feel completely myself. The positive attitudes brought forward by all members and coaches to encourage anyone and everyone that walk through the doors is always a welcoming feeling.
8. How has CrossFit helped in your everyday life?
CrossFit has helped me in my every day life by learning how to persevere through any unforeseen struggle or disappointing experience that comes my way. The mental toughness that is associated with constantly being faced with a new challenge, or one that has been your nemesis for years and getting past it continues to make me a better person everyday. It is easy to recognize flaws and weaknesses both physically and mentally in one’s self, and CrossFit is no exception to exposing those weaknesses, it highlights them daily and yet you come back stronger the next day ready to improve. Learning how to compete against yourself in CrossFit isn’t an easy skill and I find I have taken that mentality to work on making myself the most capable and confident version of myself in CrossFit and in my everyday life.
9. If you could give any advice to anyone looking to start CrossFit what would it be?
Be open minded. If you are willing to learn and to be patient, at CrossFit Closer you will learn the technique the right way and CrossFit will definitely help mold you into the athlete or person that you are seeking to be.
10.If you and this lady are having a swim race, who would win?
If I were to be in a swim race against Ariel I would probably win. Not only does my long hair have more volume, but I wouldn’t be distracted by “gadgets, gizmos, or thingamabobs”. You gotta keep your eye on the prize!