Where are you from?
Lived in Iowa all my life. I went to Iowa State and have been working in Des Moines for the last 14 years.
How long have you been a Member at CrossFit WDM?
Since the beginning – November 2013.
How has CrossFit helped you?
I didn’t have any goals when I started Crossfit, I was just curious really… and I figured working out with friends in a garage was more interesting that lifting weights by myself. I quickly realized how out of shape I was. However, two months with Tony made me feel and look better than 6 months of lifting on my own. Since then I’ve lost weight, gotten stronger and increased endurance. Plus I have better balance and control of my movements. For example, my daughter talked me into doing cartwheels with her a few months ago, which I wouldn’t have done if not for Crossfit. Who knew handstand pushups would lead to cartwheels with my 7 year old? Of course I’m not good at either one.
What are your favorite and least favorite movements and why?
It’s hard to pick a favorite because I like a number of the movements really. Cleans are the most awkward for me right now so they aren’t so fun. But if I had to do 50 reps of one movement, I would least like to do burpees. There’s nothing fun about burpees.