Becca is such a treat to have in the gym. We wanted to share her experience with you because she is one of those people that motivates and inspires those around her. The saying is true that, "A rising tide raises all boats." We are excited to share her story with you and hope you get inspired too! Enjoy!
What are your passions?
I am passionate about disease prevention through food and exercise. I went to culinary school many years ago and I still love to cook. I could talk about food all day. I hope to pass on my love of exercise and nutrition to my kids.
Why did you start and how did you find CrossFit?
I started hearing about CrossFit here and there years ago. I wanted to try it but I felt like it just wouldn’t work with my crazy schedule. I watched all of the Fittest on Earth movies and I wanted so badly to learn all of those crazy lifts and be super strong like the “Dottirs”. I went to support a friend at New Kids in the Box and that was it. I wasn’t going to put it off any longer. I immediately started my search for a box.
What was your first impression?
It was love at first workout. I’ve been a runner and weightlifter for over 20 years and this was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Burpees, wall balls, AND running? Together? It was awesome. I was never able to push myself that hard when I was working out by myself in my garage. I felt so calm and relaxed and exhausted after that first workout and the weight of my day just melted away. I also love having a coach right there to help with my form or to show me something new. They have been amazing.
What are your goals?
I want to be as strong as possible for as long as I live. I am a nurse so I see what neglecting your health and mobility can do to a person later in life. I’m not taking my health for granted. It’s a process and an investment.
What has CrossFit done for you?
CrossFit has made working out fun again. I look forward to getting to the gym everyday. It is never a struggle. I get home from work, change into my gym wear, and head out the door. I can take out the stress of the day on the weights and just wear myself out.
What is one accomplishment you’re proud of during your time at CrossFit Ampersand?
Just one?? Well, I’m most proud of my consistency. I’ve been able to go 4-5 days each week for the past year which has led to increases in strength I never thought possible at 40 years of age.
Would you recommend CrossFit Ampersand to others?
Absolutely, and I do all the time! Everyone, coaches and members, have been so welcoming, encouraging, and supportive to the max. I am an introvert who hates group fitness classes and I LOVE CrossFit Ampersand! For years I have longed for a fit fam and I have finally found one. They have pulled me out of my shell.
What advice would you give someone who is interested in CrossFit?
Just get started! You don’t have to already be in shape or even know what the heck you are doing. Just show up, stay positive, and be coachable. Everything can be adapted to your ability so do not be intimidated.
Anything else you would like to add?
CrossFit Ampersand is the cleanest gym I’ve ever seen. For reals.