September Athlete of the Month || Kaytlin Blanchard!

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our September Athlete of the Month is Kaytlin Blanchard! KB joined the CFA Family in December of 2020, but wasn’t a stranger to CrossFit when she came to us! You’ll usually find her sweatin’ midday with the lunch bunch! She always comes in with a good attitude and a great big smile. She’ll make ANYONE feel like a rockstar when they walk through our doors. Kaytlin always comes in ready to work hard in class and try to be a little better every day. We’ve loved being part of the journey with her and celebrating the wins along the way! KB, we are honored to have you as our September Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this team. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!

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Kaytlin/KB

Words to live by?

We should all treat each other like groups of drunk girls in restrooms, the world would be a much nicer place and full of random compliments!!

What is your fitness background?

I’ve always been active!! Started off with competitive dance then field hockey became my true love. I was lucky enough to play on teams all over the USA and overseas then coached for awhile!!

How long have you been CrossFitting?

I started CrossFit in 2012. Took a break due to injury in ‘16. Rejoined in Dec. ‘20!

Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?

Oh man, I felt so excited and scared to do my first WOD!! I think it had some overhead plate lunges with a partner and I knew I didn’t want to let them down so I pushed myself so hard. Cut to the next day, I could barely move hahaha I think I took 5 days off to recover but I was hooked and ready for more!!

Now, I do 2-3 WODs a day 5-6 days a week!! So much progress has been made!!

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?

Easy, the community and coaching staff!! I’ve never found such a wonderful group of people. Everyone is so genuine and truly loves to watch each other succeed both in and outside of the gym, it’s incredible!! I feel so lucky to be a part of the crew

Current Training Goals/PRs?

I’ve been training for a few competitions over the last few months and it’s been a blast!! So many PRs have been made thanks to all the coaching and programming. My current goal outside of comp training is to get my TTB strung together!!

What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?

Don’t be scared or intimidated!! Starting out is the best part, everyday is pretty much a PR!!

How do you balance staying focused in your training when life gets busy?

I’m fortunate that I can plan my days around my training for the most part. On days where it seems like it’s hard to get in a WOD I just remind myself, it’s 1hr of my day and it makes me feel soooo much better!! I can give myself 1hr

What is your cheat meal go-to?

HAH…anyone that’s met me knows my whole life is a cheat meal!! That’s why I’m always at the gym lol

How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?

Not to brag but, I can bring in all my groceries in one trip lol!! Haha really though, I like to test my fitness trying new things. This year I completed in my first terrain race with some other CFA members, I also started competing in some local team CF comps with CFA members too! I enjoy hiking, running, skiing/snowboarding, golfing, paddle boarding, pretty much anything active and outside is my jam!!

What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your fitness journey?

I’d say my challenges are mostly mental. As a masters athlete, listening to my body and actually slowing down or going lighter vs full send, has been a process. I know it’s necessary so I can continue to have longevity in the sport and continued health without injury though!! The second challenge has been my body dysmorphia. Putting on muscle, being healthy, and being able to do the movements in CF has changed my body a lot and I’ve come along way in loving my gains but there is still some work to be done!! The CFA community has really helped so much with this and I can’t thank everyone enough!! It’s the best!!

Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.

It may sound strange but I’m most proud of the days where the WOD falls apart or maybe I breakdown because I’m having a bad/sad day and I still persevere!! Those days are hard but it’s rewarding to look back and know “I still did it”.

If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?

“Of course there’s running” 5 Rounds for time: 3 Rope Climbs 6 Heavy Cleans 21 Sit-ups 400m Run What keeps you going on the days you don’t feel like it? I’ve never regretted workouts I’ve showed up for, only ones I didn’t.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?

I’m a road trip gal, Augie (my dog) and I leave town often!! I’m a classically trained pianist and play the baritone as well. I like throwing pots or really anything ceramics/art related. I absolutely LIVE for animals and love anything and everything involving them!!

Tell us something we don’t know about you…

9 is my favorite number, it comes up in my life often. For example, being picked for AOM on the 9th month!! It’s said in numerology 9 is the highest level of change and I certainly like to mix it up!!

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…

If you didn’t dance at some point during the day, did the day ever really happen?!

August Athlete of the Month || Stephen McCoy!!

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our August Athlete of the Month is Stephen McCoy! Stephen joined the CFA Family in March of 2021, but wasn’t a stranger to CrossFit when he came to us! Stephen is a tried and true 4:30 fella, although every once in a while he’ll pop in on another class. Stephen’s journey hasn’t always been an easy one, but he is an incredible example of the amazing things that can happen with discipline, consistency, and a positive outlook. He always comes in with a good attitude and is ready to work hard and try to be a little better every day. And, if you ever need a smile, you’ll be sure to get one from Stephen! We’ve loved being part of the journey with him and celebrating the wins along the way! Stephen, we are honored to have you as our August Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this team. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!

State your Name and/or Nickname please:
Stephen, or Steve
 
Words to live by?
It sounds cliche, but daily consistency is really key to me making progress. What can I do today to be 1% better and the results becomes compounding over time.
 
 
What is your fitness background?
 Played sports and engaged in ‘fit things’ as long as I can remember. Rugby, Cricket (yes, that weird British sport), Swimming, Cycling, Half Marathons, Football (okay Soccer) etc.
 
 
How long have you been CrossFitting?
 I don’t remember exactly, but probably about 5 years.
 
 
Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel?
 Excited and a little nervous. I had watched some Crossfit on YouTube including games events and saw these crazy people excelling across multiple strength, fitness and gymnastic movements. I had a feeling I would probably enjoy it..
 
On my first day I remember doing a modified version of ‘Fran’ with a 45lb barbell and banded pull-ups. It was super tough, but the love affair started, lol!
 
How do you compare it to workouts today?
Looking back, it now seems easy but we all have to start somewhere on our Crossfit journey. The motivating community really helped me make great strides little by little each year.
 
 
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
 Like many people have said, the Community of members and great coaches. Over and above fitness, CFA has been a supportive and open community to build new friendships and encourage each other in our life and fitness challenges.
 
 
Current Training Goals/PRs?
I don’t have any specific goals or PR’s in mind. As I get older, I am more focused on enjoying the privilege of being able to use my body to do cool stuff, and having fun. I still get competitive with myself and want to push to get stronger.
 
What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?
 I guess a Crossfit gym can be a daunting environment to enter. I would say, enjoy the process, be open to learning new things and the cool people at CFA will keep you challenged and encouraged.
 
 
How do you balance staying focused in your training when life gets busy?
It’s not hard for me to prioritize training in my life for the most part. I view it as my mental and physical escape from the busyness of life. It’s fun for me, and reminds me of getting out of the school classroom at break (recess) to go to the playground with my friends.
 
What is your cheat meal go-to?
Gotta be a stacked burger with fries, and I might throw in a ‘choccie’ milkshake to amp it up.
 
 
How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?
In the summer I love being on and in the water swimming, paddleboarding etc. In the past I have done some obstacle races and a Spartan Beast.
 
 
What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your fitness journey?
Last year I fractured my skull and sustained a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) from a scooter accident. At that point my future mental and physical wellbeing was uncertain and frightening. Through intensive physical and mental rehabilitation, and the encouragement of friends and family I was able to get back to Crossfit, and my career. I feel very lucky!
 
 
Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.
I think it was 4 months after my TBI, being able to walk back into the gym and do a Power Clean without all the mental and physical issues I had been facing. I remember laying in my ICU bed trying to visualize doing that movement again and it gave me motivation to keep getting better each day. Doing it that day at CFA represented a fulfillment of that milestone!
 
If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
Probably something with muscle-ups in it. I enjoy flying around on gymnastics bars..
 
The Big Lebowski:
5 rounds for time
6 Muscle Ups
10 Power Cleans (135 lbs/ 95 lbs)
10 Burpees (yes, I am that sad)
 
What keeps you going on the days you don’t feel like it?
What keeps me going…? I actually don’t know sometimes, keeping my brain on autopilot to avoid self-negotiation around ‘should I workout today?’ maybe
 
 
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
I enjoy nerding out on investing, and currently learning Options trading. I love traveling and have visited many cool places but continue to have the desire to visited many more places. A few weeks ago I got back from Cartagena, Colombia, wild and fun place!
Tell us something we don’t know about you…
Growing up in South Africa I spent two years learning one of the local African languages called Zulu. It was so fun to learn and I use to sing some local tribal songs to help learn the language. I don’t take requests haha.
 
 
Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…
Keep challenging yourself and encouraging one another.

July Athlete of the Month || Cory Guevara!

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our July Athlete of the Month is Cory Guevara! Cory joined the CFA Family in September of 2021, but came in with some years in the CF world. Cory is an afternoon gal, sweatin’ with the best of them in the 4:30 crew or hitting a Weightlifting class with Coach Dylan! Cory is a pleasure to have in class. She always comes in with a good attitude and is ready to work hard and try to be a little better every day. She is also a friendly face that you’ll almost always find at the socials! We’ve loved being part of the journey with Cory and celebrating the wins along the way! Cory, we are honored to have you as our July Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this team. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!

 

A message from Cory:

Let me begin with a great big THANK YOU!  There are no words to convey my appreciation for this honor of being selected Athlete of the Month.  CrossFit has been such a blessing for me since I began my fitness journey.  It’s almost been a year since I moved to the beautiful City of Austin and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.  My first order of business moving up to Austin, was to find a CrossFit gym that would best suit me.  I looked into several boxes including CFA, read reviews, looked at the photos posted to see what they were about.  On my first visit to CFA, I was sold immediately.  I met Coach Tim and saw the members working out and felt the positive energy and vibes immediately.  It was such a welcoming social environment which was exactly what I was looking for.  I was a bit nervous at first, new town, new people, new co-workers.  Fortunately, all has worked out beautifully.    I gained a 2nd family by joining CFA.  Here’s to my AWESOME Coaches and AMAZING members…you make life so much better. 

 

 

 

State your Name and/or Nickname please:

Corina, but everyone knows me by Cory.

Words to live by?

Show up. Work hard. Be kind. Spread love and work on yourself every single day. Never give up.

What is your fitness background?

Cheerleader, back in the day (very long ago).  Tried out a few gym classes, such as kickboxing, yoga, Zumba, etc…Never in a million years would I have thought of ever lifting a barbell much less owning one… 

How long have you been CrossFitting?  

7 years

Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to today?

First of all, my eldest daughter pretty much dragged me to my first CrossFit gym.  I was a little hesitant, not sure what to expect.  Me not having any clue on how to lift a barbell or any other equipment, much less knowing the CF lingo.  One of the first things we did notice was that as soon as we walked into the box everyone was very welcoming.  Members and coaches introduced themselves and made you feel at home.  We both decided to sign up and continued going.  Seven years later, I can say it was the best decision I have ever made.  At CrossFit, the community welcomes and encourages you to really test your ability to go all out, and that’s a great feeling! No matter what stage you are in life, anything is possible. We can scream, grunt, cheer each other on, we can fall to the floor in a puddle of sweat, cry with frustration, and even laugh at disasters.  All I can say is CFA is a special place filled with incredible people that have become my chosen family.  

Current Training Goals/PRs?

Continue to improve my lifting/gymnastic skills.  I’d like to see myself compete in CF comps and possibly Olympic Lifting comps.  Oh and one more thing, improve my running skills…

 

What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?   

Give it a try and don’t give up.  Heathy life, happy life. 

How do you balance staying focused in your training when life gets busy? 

I have grown to love this sport.  It’s really not difficult for me to stay focused.  The best part of my day is knowing that I will be hitting the gym, and putting in a workout with my favorite humans.

 

What is your cheat meal go-to? 

PIZZA is my favorite and I gotta have my donuts every now and then.

 

How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?

Carrying my groceries up 3 flight of stairs all in one trip. It also helps me keep up with my adult children OR they have to keep up with me…LOL

 

What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your fitness journey?   

Consistency, self-discipline and staying the course.

 

Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.  

During the 2022 Open, I was able to perform at the RX level.  On the 3rd and final workout I managed to hit a muscle up seconds before the time cap which totally surprised me.  Not very pretty but I DID IT! 

 

If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be? 

Lady Thor – AMRAP 20 minutes

5 GI Jane’s (burpee, pull up  –  Modification: 10 jumping pull ups)
10 DLs (135/95/75)
250M Row   

What keeps you going on the days you don’t feel like it?  

That’s really not a difficult answer, I love what I do, so “not feeling it” is not a common thing for me.  I will show up and give it my all.   But I will admit, there are days that my body will tell me to take a break because I have learned that recovery and rest is very important.

 

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?  

I’m a huge movie buff, total Marvel and Star Wars fan.  A good movie always makes me happy.  Travel is something I plan on doing for myself, see the world and venture out.  I’m also seeking new things to try, like gymnastics, roller skating, rock climbing, dance, etc.    “Never lose your childish enthusiasm, AND things will come your way”…

 

Tell us something we don’t know about you…  

I’m pretty simple.  My four children are my world and I love life…

 

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…

Keep living life bravely and boldly. Believe it or not, it inspires others…

June Athlete of the Month || Chris Ferone!!

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our June Athlete of the Month is Chris Ferone! Chris joined the CFA Family in December of 2020, but came in with some years in the CF world. Chris is part of the chicken o’clock crew, coming in and getting it done before the sun comes up!  Not only is Chris a pleasure to have in class, he’s also generally one of the first to volunteer to help us out when we need it during an event or otherwise! He has such a genuine heart and has really added to this community in so many ways. While we are going to miss him when he moves to Dallas, we’ve loved being part of the journey with him and celebrating the wins along the way! Chris, we are honored to have you as our June Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this team. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!

State your Name and/or Nickname please:
Chris Ferone. Friends mostly just call me Ferone
 
Words to live by?
Love God, Love Others, Nothing else matters
 
What is your fitness background?-
I played baseball for 9 years growing up and have been involved in sports and fitness in general.
 
How long have you been CrossFitting?
10+ years
 
Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?
I actually was meeting with a personal trainer that introduced me to crossfit. It was helpful because I met with him for 6 months or more and we would watch the crossfitters come in the gym and he would point out what NOT to do as far as movements, etc. I appreciated his feedback and now love crossfit because of the movements!
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
The community and pushing myself to be better
 
Current Training Goals/PRs?
I still need to learn to rope climb and do consistent double unders!

What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?
Be patient and don’t try to lift heavy and be a hero.
 
How do you balance staying focused in your training when life gets busy?
Training for me is like a drug- so when I get busy I still have to fit it in or I suffer in my personal life.

What is your cheat meal go-to?
In N Out burger and ice cream
 
How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?
Hiking and road biking consistently. I also occasionally go running.
 
What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your fitness journey?
Learning how to listen to my body and say no to a workout at times. I typically want to push through and still go workout even if I am not feeling well.
 
Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.
Finally stringing together kipping pullups!
If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
FeroneRX. ha ha
What keeps you going on the days you don’t feel like it?
I know that I will feel SO much better if I move my body. It sets the tone for my day.
 
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
Church community, concerts, biking, hiking, traveling, latin dancing, and eating good food!
 
Tell us something we don’t know about you…
I am relocating to Dallas in the coming months 🙁
 
Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…
Take advantage of today and the day you have been given. You never know when its your last.

CrossFit Austin MURPH DAY 2022 || Saturday, June 25

CrossFit Austin will be hosting Murph Day Saturday (6/25/2022) honoring the memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy and all fallen veterans. Lieutenant Murphy was killed in Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005. This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he named it “Body Armor”. We will honor a focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.

REGISTER HERE

“Murph”

For time:
1 mile run
1
00 pull ups
200 push ups
300 squats
1 mile run

*Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed.
**Teams of 2, 3, or 4 (max 4 people) are welcome.
***All movements can be scaled.
****Be sure to wear your twenty pound vest or body armor if you have it.

 

EVENT SPECIFICS:

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Event Registration + Shirt – Deadline – June 5th

  • $40 for participating athletes
  • Athlete entry fee includes registration & t-shirt costs and donations

Event Registration without Shirt

  • $25 for participating athletes
  • Athlete entry fee includes registration costs and donations

***Shirt ONLY (non-participant) – Deadline – June 5th

  • $25 for shirt only
  • All proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated

SHIRTS – The image is the concept image and may have some slight changes to the final product.

Bella Canvas Unisex Tee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Level Women’s Racerback

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bella Canvas Unisex Tank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENT DETAILS

  • This event is open to all – members and non-members
  • Athletes must arrive at 30 minutes prior to their heat to warm-up, sign-in, and pick up shirts
  • Heat times start at 8:00 am, 9:15 am, and 10:30 am
  • Spectators are welcome – dogs are not allowed at this location
  • Donations are welcome and can be made through eventbrite, Navy SEAL FoundationYMCA of Austin, or onsite the day of the event.

Donations and proceeds will go to benefit the charity of your choice. As always, you may donate to The Navy Seal Foundation. In addition, we are including a local foundation near and dear to our own Bach Vu, the YMCA of Austin’s Annual Giving Campaign . You can read more about what they do HERE.

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.” – Vince Lombardi

CFA Blood Drive || Saturday, June 11, 2022

 

Saturday, June 11th

10:00am – 2:00pm

 

Crossfit Austin, organized by Derek Fons is hosting a blood drive at our gym at 8708 S. Congress Ave Building C, Austin, TX. Lend a helping arm to support your community and save local lives. It is easy; just click here to make an appointment online or call (512) 206-1266.  Appointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

For your eligibility questions please click here

For questions specific to our drive, your “We Are Blood” contact is Louis Hill, lhill@weareblood.org, or 512.206.1204

Your onsite contact: Derek Fons, derek@farfromrest.com 

*Remember! Eat a full meal before donating and bring your photo ID

May Athlete of the Month || Laura Englund!!

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

 

Our May Athlete of the Month is Laura Englund! Laura joined the CFA Family in just shy of 2 years ago, but came in with some years in the CF world. Laura quickly found her place among the midday crew, sweatin with the nooners, but these days you’ll see her in a few different class times. Laura is your go to gal for a good friend and a great time! She’s always down for a cold brew (or a popsicle) post class! She may sound like she doesn’t actually want to be in class sometimes (cue complaining about the warm up with T 😉 ), but she really is the picture of consistency. The only time we DON’T see Laura is if she’s off on an adventure! We’ve loved being part of the journey with her and celebrating the wins along the way! Laura, we are honored to have you as our May Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this team. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!

 

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Laura
 
Words to live by?
Everything happens for a reason
 
What is your fitness background?
Not much actually! Played a lil bball when I was younger
 
How long have you been CrossFitting?
Almost 8 years
 
Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?
I was sore from the warm up, I think I did like 10 bootstrappers and had sore hamstrings the next day. I was also petrified to walk into the gym. Compared to my workouts today, I am still winded after the warm up 🙂
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
The people I’ve met at the gym! Huge reason why I stayed in Austin! Also, the 400m run route was worse at my old gym
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Current Training Goals/PRs?
Trying to recover my knee and every other body part I’ve hurt (outside of the gym). Also trying to get a 200 lbs squat and my pull ups in better shape

What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?
Stretch! Take care of your body! So that Heidi doesn’t yell at you!
 
How do you balance staying focused in your training when life gets busy?
I will almost always find time for the gym because that time is very important to me. I tend to focus mostly on just moving my body these days

What is your cheat meal go-to?
McDonalds all day
 
How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?
I use it to get to my 3rd floor apartment or to give my friends piggy back rides. Or to flex and open pickle jars for people
 
What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your fitness journey?
Changing habits outside of the gym to see better results inside of the gym (still learning of course)
 
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During the open when I did 6 ring muscle ups! I was fired up
If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
10 minutes max double unders, or 1,000 double unders for time What keeps you going on the days you don’t feel like it? -Knowing that even if I don’t want to go to the gym, the feeling of finishing a workout always gets me there
 
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
I like going to see live music, I’m really big into the craft beer industry, I travel A TON.
 
Tell us something we don’t know about you…
lol if you’ve met me you already know I tell people everything, but maybe you don’t know that I lived in a van for 4 months with my sister while traveling around the country (but you probably already know that)
 
Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…
Show up every day, move your body, be proud of little accomplishments, and don’t feel the need to cheer me on when I’m the last one to finish a WOD 🙂 love y’all!