1. Where are you from? What do you do for work? Family?
Born and raised in NOVA. I bounced back and forth between Va and Md until I attended college at George Mason in Va. Most of my family currently resides in Texas.
I work at Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center. I have the privilege of serving children with special needs. A place of hope grounded in science but fostered through love and unconditional positive regard.
2. When did you start CFP?
I started CFP when Operation CrossFit merged with CFP in January of 2015.
3. Whats your biggest fitness/health accomplishment since starting CFP?
Besides finally getting DU’s!! I’ve just been thankful for a renewed perspective on fitness. Fitness and conditioning have always been a priority in my life. But with playing a sport competitively, fitness was mainly a means to an end. Prior to graduating, I lost sight of the holistic approach to health/fitness and eventually burnt out physically. I needed change moving forward. Beginning CrossFit, specifically at CFP, I’ve been able to build upon my discipline. But most importantly, it’s brought back the variety and fun in fitness…and the quiet, friendly competitiveness!
4. What are your future fitness goals?
I’m hoping for continued strength and mobility. I would love to be able to Rx more workouts. But mostly I want to build more confidence and control in my movements. I’d like to become more proficient in the gymnastics movements. Also..not sweat bullets at the sight of the assault bike.
5. What do you do for fun?
I love being active (I have trouble sitting still). Anything and everything that involves being outside. I love to hike and explore different areas with friends. I enjoy live music, reading, serving the community, and trivia or game nights!
6. Favorite lift/workout?
I like the occasional WOD with some running:). I like longer WODs with more body weight movements- box jumps, burpees. wallballs. Anything that gets me breathing heavy.
7. Least favorite lift/workout?
Sprint WODs are harder for me. Anything overhead.
The. Assault. Bike…..
8. What advice would you give to anyone wanting to start at CrossFit Passion?
It’s a great and encouraging community! Expect to get a full hour of very dynamic programming. If you’re looking for a place that is a quick in-and-out with a WOD, it’s not at CFP. The coaches care about your development- from your stretching, movements/mobility, to strength and overall fitness. Listen to the coaches, asks questions, and pay attention to what your body is telling you. It’s a great way to start/end your day. Beware of The. Assault. Bike.