How did you get started with CrossFit?
Amy: My friend convinced me to join her for Bring a Friend Day and when my brother in law found out I had gone, he “made” me try it for the rest of the month...and if I “had” to do it, so did Jeremy!
Jeremy: My wife made me LOL. Amy went to a bring a friend day and really enjoyed it. When my brother (Trent) got wind of this, he convinced her to sign up. When Amy called and told me about it, I said, “let’s do this together. We can be each other’s motivation.”
What is your proudest accomplishment so far?
Amy: I've made lots of accomplishments and progress so far, so picking one single achievement is difficult. Sticking with it and showing up, hanging from the rig and doing kipping swings (that bar is terrifying at first!), doing an Open WOD, and even running are things I'm proud of. But if I had to pick one thing it would be completing the Murph WOD with Jeremy.
Jeremy: Hard question to answer. A proud accomplishment for me is sticking with it. So many times, in my life, I have started a “fitness journey” and let it go after 6 months. I have so many accomplishments I’m proud of don’t know that I could pinpoint one. I am 100 % stronger than I was just a year ago when I started; I have had many recent PR’s; completed the Murph with my wife; the list goes on and on. I’m looking forward to all the things that I have not yet but can and will accomplish.
What do you love about CF8085?
Amy: I love that I can scale the WOD to what fits me best. I've made many lifelong friends. I love that the coaches believe in me and help me gain confidence. They push me to do it even if I might doubt myself. When you get a new PR, the person next to you is just as happy and proud as you are. I love the community...it's a very uplifting, encouraging atmosphere.
Jeremy: The people, atmosphere, and the great coaches. I love that if I am struggling with something the coaches are right there to help and encourage me. I have met lots of people and made many new friends. It’s a great community to be a part of, doesn’t matter if you are the first one finished with a workout or the last, people are there cheering you on. It’s a good feeling when you accomplish something for the first time or hit a new PR and the people around you are just as happy about it as you are.
What would you tell someone that is on the fence about CrossFit?
Amy: "Give it a try. You'll surprise yourself with what you can do at CrossFit. Come with me to Bring a Friend Day!"
Jeremy: I would tell them to jump off the fence and go for it. Everyone must start somewhere, and you will be surprised at what you may think you can’t do and find out that YOU CAN! Someone once told me that CrossFit may not be for everyone, but it can be for anyone, and I found this to be true because if I can do it anyone can!