Beach City, TX
Real estate management/investor
When did you first start training at BayWay CrossFit?
It’s hard to narrow that down but if I had to chose I would say handstand push-ups, burpees, anything shoulder to overhead.
Least Favorite WOD:
Tell us about your sports & fitness background?
I didn’t have the luxury of playing sports growing up, but I did play volleyball through HS. My love for fitness started with running and being just a regular gym rat. I used to run 13 miles at a time without a problem and would spend about 2 hours at the gym not getting much out of it.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD…what was it, and how did it feel?
I decided to give Crossfit a chance when my regular gym routine became boring and not challenging enough. I dropped in for a class in March of 2016 the WOD was five rounds of 50 DU, 25KBS, & 20 v-ups I’m pretty sure this was when that love/hate relationship with the jump rope started. I remember it was tough, It hurt, but it was exactly what I needed to challenge me! I was hooked from that day on!
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting CrossFit?
I’ll start by saying that at my age I am without a doubt in the best shape of my life thanks to Crossfit! I have so much more energy; I’m stronger and more toned! It’s amazing to see what your body is capable of doing with a little work. Crossfit is also great therapy for the mind. It’s my sweet escape.
What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were unexpected?
I’ve experienced a huge change in my mental game. Crossfit has allowed me to find a way to push my limits like I never have before. We often don’t realize that we give in mentally long before the body does. I’ve learned that it’s always YOU vs. YOU. I’ve learned to get out of my way and just do it! You’ll never know what you’re capable of unless you try.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit/BayWay CrossFit moments?
There are so many awesome memories But one of my favorite times was the 2018 Crossfit open! To see everyone come together the way they did was pretty awesome!! Oh, and when the ladies schooled the guys in volleyball… that was a pretty sweet moment too 😉
Any advice for people just getting started?
Do it!! We all started somewhere! Yes it LOOKS intimidating, yes it’s a little intense, but I promise it’s so worth it! Not only is it the best workout you can get, but it’s also just an awesome place to be with some pretty awesome people!
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
My hobbies outside of Crossfit are spent hanging out with the family, traveling all over the US watching my kids play ball, Love my Astros! ⚾🔥And eating cake… JS.