When did you start training at Max Limit CrossFit?
I started training at Max Limit CrossFit a little over 2 years ago now. I was coming off the freeway and saw a sign for a CrossFit gym on Union Lake and at the time I lived on Union Lake, so I knew I had to try it out. I now live in Saint Clair Shores and even though there is a crossfit gym only a mile away from me, I can’t imagine being anywhere else.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?
I have always been a competitive person. I ran track in college where I learned the techniques for power and Olympic lifts. After I graduated and was done with my track career, I joined a “regular” gym. I was always disappointed with my workouts because there was only a Smith Squat Machine which didn’t allow space for other lifts. I saw some videos of crossfit on social media and knew I had to join.
What was your first workout and how did it go?
My first workout was a Sunday Funday partner workout and I had no idea what I was getting myself into that day. I can’t remember exactly who my partner was, but it was a male. I just remember it felt like it took forever to complete the workout and that I used the men’s height for box jumps. It was a super full class and we were the second ones to finish the workout and I had a huge adrenaline rush. I was definitely going to become a member. ( Go 5:30 AM!)
Favorite workout and/or skill
I love any workout that does not have a barbell, unless it’s a clean! I love box jumps, burpees, double unders, and any running that we do. I love the days we do Hero Workouts.
What is your favorite memory so far at Max Limit?
My favorite memory is when I made my husband (Evan) try out CrossFit for the first time and it happened to be the 12 Days of Christmas workout. I am surprised he is still married to me after that one…
What changes have you experienced in your life after starting CrossFit?
I always have a new goal to reach and it is impossible to become bored.
Do you have any advice for people who are new to CrossFit?
It really is for anyone and can be tailored to any fitness level. It might be expensive but the support you get out of it is priceless.