What is your sports/fitness background?
Other than a little experience with aerobic dancing, I don’t have much of a fitness background, and I have never played any sports.
What brought you to PCR?
For a few years, I had known that my bone density was decreasing. I became convinced that engaging in weight-bearing exercise was the only chance I had to try to reverse this trend. My attempts to exercise on my own were not very successful, so the idea of a program that was planned, had variety, and included high-intensity workouts seemed like it could be effective. I decided it was worth a try.
What are your fitness goals?
Although I started with the goal of increasing my bone density (and that is still an overarching goal), I have found that I also want to gain strength, flexibility, and endurance. I have totally embraced the idea of “functional fitness.”
What do you see as your greatest improvement?
My greatest improvement has been in building strength. While I can’t do a regular push-up or strict pull-up yet, I’m making progress. Also, I never thought I’d be lifting weights, but now it is one of my favorite things to do in a workout.
What is your favorite and least favorite workout?
My favorite workouts are the ones that are short, EMOM’s and AMRAP’s – even better if they include box jumps, kettlebell swings, wall balls, or weightlifting. My least favorite workouts include…ask anyone… running, or long workouts for time.
What’s your favorite PCR memory so far?
When I first started, Bronson and Jamie asked me if I could jump. I couldn’t… now I can! My favorite memory is the day I succeeded in doing a 20-inch box jump which Coach Mike videotaped so I could watch it afterward. Way cool!
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