When did you first start CrossFitting? The first time was in 2012. I started again in August 2015
What is your favorite movement? Favorite workout?
Thrusters are my favorite movement. I have to say I really enjoy “Fight Gone Bad”
What is your least favorite movement? Least favorite workout?
Any overhead squatting movement
Tell us about your sports & fitness background:
I wrestled through school and college. I like to run so I have done that throughout the years.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Do you remember your first WOD? How did it go?
I first got exposed to CrossFit through my friend David Holland. He talked about it non-stop so I thought I would check it out. When I came back to CrossFit in 2015 it was because my partner, Scott Harmon, encouraged me to do so. I don’t really remember my first WOD I just remember it kicked my butt.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit? (before/after)
I have noticed I have pecs now which was not the case before I started CrossFit. I’m also more aware of all the unhealthy foods I eat. I can tell when I have been eating junk food because the WODs hurt more.
What impact has CrossFit had on your life?
CrossFit has opened up the community of Durham to me. I actually love the people who work out at CrossFit Durham. It’s nice to go somewhere and feel welcomed by everyone. Most people do not know this but I’m a shy person so it takes awhile for me to come out of my shell. CrossFit Durham is a place I can be myself and I love that.
What is your favorite CrossFit/CFD moment?
My favorite CFD moment so far has to be during the CrossFit Open and how everyone who participated were so dedicated to the events and to showing team spirit. Everyone had a great time and everybody was encouraged to participate.
What is your advice for people just getting started or thinking about starting CrossFit?
Just do it. You may not be perfect at the movements and you might not be able to do the prescribed weight but you will love it once you start.
What are your hobbies, interests, and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
Movies, Theatre, eating, running and biking.