What brought you to CrossFit Oshkosh?
I was always in sports growing up. It started off with me watching my two older brothers swim competitively and thinking how fun that looked. I swam competitively for 10+ years and loved every second of it. I enjoyed how competitive the sport was and how the team felt like family. In between seasons of swimming, I played club volleyball for the top two teams in the Fox Valley for 2 years. After realizing how much I missed swimming, I dropped volleyball and made swimming my primary sport again up until my junior year of high school.
I was initially drawn to CrossFit after seeing a small clip from the 2016 Games. I liked how it was more than just simple movements, it was movements that involved your entire body and movements that I didn’t know were humanly possible (handstand pushups). I watched some more videos and did a little bit of research and found CrossFit Oshkosh!
Your first impressions of CrossFit Oshkosh?
“What am I getting myself into?!” was definitely my first thought I had when I first walked in the gym. I didn’t know anyone that did CrossFit at the time and had no clue what I was getting myself into so I was very hesitant. After watching a small portion of a class, I knew I’d like it after watching the camaraderie between everyone, even after a burpee workout.
What has been your biggest hurdle since starting?
My biggest hurdle since starting CrossFit is hands down ALL the gymnastics stuff. I came from a sport that only involved water, so having to learn movements that involved me “swinging” on a bar made me feel like a fish out of water flopping all around…literally.
What is your favorite aspect of CrossFit?
My favorite aspect of CrossFit is that people will always be there for you no matter what. Whether you’re doing a workout or performing a lift, you’re going to have people cheering you on.
What are your current goals in CrossFit?
My current goals are trying to eat healthier and work more on gymnastics, two things that don’t come easy for me lol.