1. How and when did you first discover CrossFit? I started doing CrossFit in January 2013. I was a complete couch potato and was sick of feeling lethargic and out of shape. My boyfriend at the time convinced me to give it a try, and I’m so grateful he did! It has been completely life-changing!
2. What do you think sets Cannon apart from other gyms you have attended or workouts you’ve done in the past?
Cannon has a really unique community. Everyone is so encouraging and really welcoming to newbies like me 🙂 I also think the coaching staff does an incredible job of being sensitive to different people’s strength and fitness levels. They are more concerned with making sure we are mastering technique and form than forcing everyone to increase reps/weight.
3. What changes have you seen in yourself (physically and mentally) since joining the gym?
I think the most striking results for me have been mental. Rather than get down on myself about the skills I haven’t yet mastered, Cannon has taught me to get excited about what I will eventually accomplish! For example, instead of saying I can’t do a muscle up, I now say “I can’t do a muscle up YET!” Physically, I’ve continued to improve in terms of strength, speed and form thanks to Leah, Logan and the rest of the awesome 6 am crew!
4. What goal have you achieved in the gym that you are most proud of? What future goals are you more excited about pursuing?
I am so excited to have competed in the CrossFit Open this year for the first time. I was really hesitant to sign up, but Leah and Logan really inspired me to go for it, and I’m so glad I did! Just completing those grueling workouts gave me a huge sense of accomplishment, and it helped me create a list of goals to work on, like mastering double unders, one-armed handstands, butterfly pullups and (one day!) muscle ups.