What do you do for a living?
I’m a professional baby snuggler; aka a registered nurse in the NICU at St. Mary’s.
What’s your favorite thing to do outside of the gym?
Outside of CFP I love to be with my people. I’m lucky enough to have all my best friends from college still in town and I’ve obviously met some awesome friends through CFP. When the weather is glorious I’m outdoorsy in the way that I love drinking on patios, catching all the sun, trying to stay upright on a fat bike and being in nature.
What made you decide to try Progression?
I’d been funding the DAHLC for about two years and having only stepped a foot in it a handful of times I decided I would probably stop donating to it. I came to CFP to be challenged and wanted to see what CrossFit was. It was almost instantaneous love.
How long have you been at Progression?
Uhh, 3 years I think.
What was your experience with fitness like prior to Progression?
I played rugby in college, tried to be a runner/cardio queen at the globe gyms – with very little success I’d add.
What was your biggest fear when you started?
For me there was a vulnerability piece to CFP. Letting people I didn’t know see me struggle to breathe and stay upright during WOD’s was and sometimes still is my biggest fear.
Favorite cheat day meal?
Any potato product. Literally any. Beer. Gelato.
What’s goal(s) are you currently chasing?
Long term: body weight squat snatch and clean and jerk. Short term – improving both lifts to be able to hit those numbers.
What’s the hardest part about your fitness journey at the moment?
My biggest struggle is always finding a balance nutritional wise. I have the showing up to the box part down. Learning to fuel my body and not looking at it as I worked out today thus I will eat the world is always a challenge for me.
What’s one thing your fellow CFPer’s would be surprised to learn about you?
I’m currently trying to go back to school for my Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
What’s your favorite piece of advice you’ve gotten from a coach or member at Progression?
Consistency is key. I think every coach at Progression has said this to me. Whether it comes to movements I don’t have yet or hitting heavy lifts regularly – consistency is key. #greasethegroove
How has your outlook on health/fitness changed since starting at Progression?
Fitness is fun – for the first time ever. The things our bodies are capable of doing is really outstanding. Learning mental toughness to make it through some of these WOD’s or heavy lifts has also translated into my personal life too, functional fitness and life skills – all in one place.
What has been your fondest memory during your time at Progression?
Participating in the in house competitions that Progression hosts and Friday Night Lights. These are fun times people – don’t be a chicken like I was the first year I joined, and not participate.
Why do you think you’ve stuck with Progression?
Definitely the leadership of the gym, the coaches, and the people. Just quality all around.
What would be your one piece of advice for someone who’s just joining Progression?
Own your journey. Legit, everyone’s cheering for you to succeed.