Athlete Perspective – Lori


What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?

I kept seeing a Facebook friend checking in at Crusher Crossfit early last year, and I finally sent her a message asking her about it. I checked out the website and decided to sign up for Bootcamp and haven’t looked back since. Like many people, I was ready to lose the extra baby weight and get back into shape.

What was your first impression? How has that changed?

I was really intimidated at first since I wasn’t very familiar with lifting and weight training. It was hard not to watch other people and think (at least for me anyway), “gees, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do that,” but then that changed as time progressed. For me now, it’s more about pushing myself to my own limits and focusing on my own personal goals.

What has been your most proud moment at Crusher?

I think this changes all the time because I’m always working to be better at something. One of the bigger moments for me was when I actually participated in a competition and held my own. I competed to the best of my ability, and it was great to cheer on the other Crushers who were participating.

What are you working on now?

Those silly double unders (jumping rope when the rope passes under your feet twice per jump) and not psyching myself out when trying something new or when I’m working on something that’s an area of growth.

What’s your favorite Crusher memory?

I seriously have a lot and they usually happen during the 5 AM class. Lots of jokes and cheering each other on happening!

Do you have advice for someone who might be a bit nervous to give CrossFit a try?

Just give it a try, listen to your body, have fun and smile. You’ll never know what you’re capable of if you’re not willing to try something new and if you’re not willing to do the work, even when it’s challenging.

— Lori L.


Where did Lori begin? Crusher Bootcamp

If Crossfit doesn’t look like your thing check out another great program C44

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Athlete Perspective – Dave & Sue


What brought you to Crossfit/C44 in the first place?

Dave: I started in April last year for two reasons – Our daughter, Kate Fonseca, bought me a month of BootCamp, to help me get back in shape. Eighteen months before, I’d had cancer surgery. Our plan was to get me strong, so I could stand up to follow-up radiation in four months. I’m glad I did — it really helped me! And…I’m still here.LOL

Sue: Our daughter, Kate raved about Crossfit! I checked it out/visited Kate one time to observe…nope, that bar thing was not for me!! Then Kate informed me of a new class, C44! I gave it a try in June 2017 when it first started & I’m still there & love it!!

What was your 1st impression? How has that changed?

Dave: Honestly, it was “Wow, I’m really out-of-shape!” especially since most everyone else is the age of my kids! Now, I’m a proud member of the “silver sneakers” crew, and in a lot better shape!

Sue: Nervous, but wanted to strengthen my core & be healthy. Well, I’m not nervous anymore & definitely notice core strength improvement & feeling stronger!

What has been your most proud moment at Crusher?

Dave: Getting more fit is great, but I’ve enjoyed meeting & interacting with different people from the area. Even so, I’d feel really good if I could master muscle-ups someday when I grow up!

Sue: Increasing my weights & still finishing the WOD! The coaches are great in guiding you through the process.

What are you working on now?

Dave: The aforementioned muscle-ups, and perfecting my rope-climbing skills.

Sue: Improving my lunges & push-ups.

What’s your favorite Crusher memory?

Dave: Laughing at 6 AM classes with (Coach) Cullan!

Sue: When coach Geo asked me what rep I was at (as I was carrying a kettlebell on my shoulder), & I had totally lost count, so I responded that I don’t know…I’m just doing stuff!! Poor Geo!!

Do you have advice for someone who might be a bit nervous to give CrossFit or C44 a try?

Dave: Work into it slowly, and don’t be hesitant to scale the WODs (Work Out of the Day) down. As you get stronger, and your form improves, you’ll be RXing (doing the workouts at the highest level) in no time.

Sue: It’s going to be totally okay! The coaches are fantastic & really care how you’re doing. Have no fear! It’s worth it!!

— Dave & Sue M.


Where did Dave begin? Crusher Bootcamp

Where did Sue find her comfort zone? C44

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