What is your sports/fitness background?
I’ve always enjoyed playing sports and being active. I played basketball, field hockey, and lacrosse growing up and in high school. I continued field hockey through college, earning a starting spot as a freshman. I’ve also coached some youth basketball.
During college, I had some health issues that made me completely lose my physical fitness – that I never really got back. Upon entering the doors of CrossFit PCR – I was in the worst shape of my life. I was nervous I wouldn’t make it through my “No Sweat Intro!”
What are your fitness goals?
My priority is to be healthy. I enjoy hitting PRs, working out consistently, and seeing improvements in both strength and endurance. Ideally, I’d like to feel like I am “in shape” again. I hope to look more fit and to feel better about myself. I enjoy being active with family and friends – so I want these activities to remain enjoyable.
What do you see as your greatest improvement?
I have so much more energy, both inside and out of the box.
What is your favorite and least favorite workout?
Favorite: squats all day. My weakness lies with the Olympic lifts or anything upper body.
How has your experience at CrossFit PCR affected your life?
Where do I begin! As I said earlier, I was in pretty good shape in high school and the beginning of college. I lost all of that when I needed a liver transplant. Although I recovered to my daily activities very quickly, I felt like I was starting from ground zero every time I tried to do physical exercise. I’d quickly become discouraged with any workout routine. A couple years passed, leaving me only more and more discouraged. I honestly thought I would never enjoy fitness again. CrossFit PCR quickly changed all of that for me! I still have a ways to go before I am anywhere where I would like to be fitness-wise, but for the first time, I am enjoying the process! The coaches and community have taught me that it doesn’t matter where I am today, as long as I show up and do my best each WOD. I look forward to coming to class. I enjoy the workouts and the entire PCR community. I have noticed a dramatic difference in my energy and mood outside of the gym. I feel like I am finding a piece of me that I never thought I would get back. I am already so grateful for everything CrossFit PCR has given me, and it’s only the beginning!
What’s your favorite PCR memory so far? 
There have been so many times I am struggling with a lift or an exercise when one of the coaches fixes my form and it dramatically changes how I perform. It always feels great to get it right, and I know I couldn’t get that guidance anywhere else!
I also really enjoyed Murph! I had no idea what to expect. The whole gym community getting through the workout together was such a great experience. I’m already excited for next year!
In 1 word, summarize your PCR experience.
Amazing.