21 Questions With… Stephanie Anderson

Have you ever had a WOD bring you to tears? Do you want Chipotle to replace all of your meals? Well you’re not alone. Stephanie is anything but ordinary but I bet you’ll find you’ve got a lot in common with her.

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J: What do you do for a living?

S: I work in Patient Accounts for Mayo Clinic.

J: Where are you from? Where did you grow up?

S: Rochester, MN.

J: What brought you to CrossFit Progression/How did you find us?

S: Went to a friends and family night with Nicki and Ben Schafer, signed up that night!

J: What’s your favorite thing to do outside of the gym?

S: Cooking and BBQ’ing with my husband.

J: We have Hip Hop Friday, but do we need to talk about an entire day at the gym devoted to Country music?

S: No Way! However, 90’s pop may need to make an appearance!

J: Favorite cheat meal?

S: Pizza.

J: What’s your favorite healthy recipe?

S: Does Chipotle count?

Who do you think you’re asking?  Yes.  It counts. 

J: Would you rather: Clean & Jerk or Overhead Squat?

S: Overhead Squat.

J: Would you rather: Leopard Crawl or Mountain Climbers?

S: Leopard crawl.

J: What’s your least favorite movement?

S: Mountain climbers.

J: What’s your perfect WOD?

S: I love a good old butt kicking Tabata.

J: What goal(s) are you currently chasing?

S: Last January I fractured my ankle. I am slowly building the strength back up. I would like to start jogging.

J: What’s one thing that your fellow CFP members would be surprised to know about you?

S: I am extremely sensitive; my workouts have been known to bring me to tears.

J: What’s the hardest part of CrossFit?

S: Showing up.

J: What’s the best thing you’ve gotten out of your time at CFP?

S: Self-confidence and increased functional movements.

J: Favorite piece of advice you’ve gotten from a coach at CFP?

S: It is not about who finishes the work out first or last. It’s not a competition with others; it’s a competition that lies within you. How can I be better?  What can I push myself to do?

J: Why do you make time to get to the gym?

S: I have just started making it a priority.  More specifically at the 6 AM REV class.

J: How has your outlook on yourself changed since joining CrossFit Progression?

S: I don’t look at obstacles and think, “I cannot do this”.  Instead, I think,  “what can I do” and I make a game plan.

J: What has been your fondest memory during your time at CrossFit Progression?

S: Surviving Boot camp 1.0 in a walking boot.

J: How is your experience at CFP different from what you’ve done previously?

S: Accountability from the community and coaches.  If you miss a class someone is bound to notice.

J: What would be your one piece of advice for someone who’s just joining CrossFit Progression?

S: Stick with it! Don’t be afraid to ask questions or for a modification if needed. It’s a group of buddies to lean on.

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