She’s got a down to earth and refreshing take on fitness & nutrition that you’ll surely relate to.  Read on to get to know the small, but mighty, and very sweet, Sarah Fish.

What do you do for a living?    

In October I recently accepted a job at Mayo Clinic as a Clinical Assistant in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition.

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

Spending time out on the water with my family, I am a “FISH” after all. Along with a good round of golf!

What made you decide to try Progression?  

My friend from North Carolina had been encouraging me to join a CrossFit gym. One night we were talking and he told me it’s time I do so, so we looked at all of the gyms in Rochester and it appealed to me that Progression had classes for kids and kept family involved.

How long have you been at CFP?  

I started right around the 4th of July of this year.

What was your experience with fitness like prior to Progression?  

I took my dog on walks! To be honest I wasn’t very active, I had a gym membership at Planet Fitness but had no idea what I was doing most of the time. I spent a lot of time on the stair stepper and the elliptical.

What was your biggest fear when you started?    

That I’d never be able to keep up with others, people would judge me and I’d be a failure.

Favorite cheat day meal?    

I’d have to say a big juicy burger with bacon on it!

What goal(s) are you currently chasing?

Wanting to compete in a CrossFit competition, that’s coming up in January 2018.  Focus on a healthy lifestyle and growing as a person.

What’s the hardest part about your fitness journey at the moment?

Trying to find a balance for my body, how much fuel I need and how much stress can my body take.

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What’s one thing your fellow CFP’ers would be surprised to learn about you?    

One thing the most people don’t know about me is that my family owns a flooring store and I enjoy designing floor patterns, backsplashes and installing them.

What’s your favorite piece of advice you’ve gotten from a coach or member at CFP?  

To get out of my comfort zone and it’s okay to fail as long as you tried.

How has your outlook on health/fitness changed since starting CrossFit?    

That it can be fun and long-term with a great community like we have at Progression!

What has been your fondest memory during your time at CFP?  

The first time I used a barbell and the Turkey Throw Down!

Why do you think you’ve stuck with CFP?    

The atmosphere, community, and the relationships I’ve made with the members and coaches.

What would be your one piece of advice for someone who’s just joining CFP?  

Even the days you don’t want to go, GO. If you don’t think you can do, YOU CAN. Don’t worry and just have FUN!