- CrossFit Mobility Trainer
Favorite WOD :: Karen
Least Favorite WOD :: Annie
Advice for someone thinking about trying CrossFit :: Take the time to become more aware of how your body moves. Proper movement, along with knowing and improving your limitations, is crucial to consistent performance in the gym and avoiding pain and injury. I would also stress that what you do outside of the box is more important that what you do inside of it. Make an effort to eat well, get enough sleep, alleviate stress, and give your body the time it needs to recover and repair itself.
I was introduced to CrossFit around 2005 while serving in the US Navy. I was really impressed with how every component of fitness could be addressed in one program. I was also drawn to how challenging the workouts were. My first WOD ever was “Murph” and it kicked my butt. I was also I fortunate to be in the right place at the right time when I received my level 1 certification with the founding members of CrossFit at the original Santa Cruz gym!