Name: Kelsey C.
Hometown: Paxton, IL
Occupation: Marketing Specialist for Claire’s Corporate
When did you first start CrossFitting? September 2013
When did you first start training at CFC? September 2013
Favorite WOD: starting to really enjoy all squats, pull-ups, double-unders.
Least Favorite WOD: box jumps and clean and jerk (even though I’ve only done it a few times, I can’t seem to get the rhythm down)
Tell us about your sports & fitness background: I played sports all through high school, worked out some in college – mostly just cardio and free weights. I didn’t know much about really lifting weights until I joined CFC. I also took up running half marathons the last 2 years.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?: I kept hearing about Crossfit and wanted to know what the hype was about. I saw a Groupon for CFC and it was close to my new job so I thought I would give it a shot. My first WOD was back squats and I was amazed at how far I could actually get down! I even remember Liz telling me “you’ve got really nice form!”
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? (before / after): I have seen a lot more definition in my body since I started at CFC. Overall I have a lot of energy, motivation and feel more confident about my body.
What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?: Besides changes in my body, I am definitely more motivated!
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFC moments: One of my favorite moments at CFC was the fundraiser WOD for Elba and her husband! There was so much energy in the room and everyone kicked butt. The grilling out and drinking afterwards was also fun! I would like to see CFC do more weekend events like that. (good team building)
Any advice for people just getting started? Stick with it! You will be amazed at what you are capable of. A year ago I thought it was impossible for me to even do half of the stuff I can do now. Its satisfying and gives you that “hurt so good” feeling that you won’t want to stop. Oh, and don’t be embarrassed. Everyone cheers you on!
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?: I love to spend time with family and friends, shop, read books, organize and expand my graphic design skills.