Athlete Spotlight: Jenny N.

  

Jenny N.

Hometown:
Schaumburg

Age:
34

Occupation:
Core Network WAN Engineer

When did you first start CrossFitting?:
November 7th, 2016

When did you first start training at CFC?
November 23rd, 2015

Favorite WOD:
Fight Gone Bad

Least Favorite WOD:
Julie

Tell us about your sports & fitness background.
Played soccer through college and I currently still play on a couple of different indoor teams. I used to run half marathons as well.

 

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?
A friend of mine owns a Crossfit gym down in Southern Illinois. She convinced me to do a workout when I was visiting her. My 1st WOD was pull ups and power cleans. I was sore before I was finished with the workout. I was hooked from the beginning.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? (before / after)
I’ve seen many positive changes in my body. I’m a lot stronger now. I thought my cardio was good before I started Crossfit, but now it’s at a whole other level.

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?
I’ve always enjoyed working out, but I would get bored and lose motivation easily. I was thinking about doing Crossfit for a while, but was apprehensive to do it. Taking the “plunge” was the best decision I have ever made. Now, I look forward to going to Crossfit every day and haven’t even come close to becoming bored. One might say I’m even addicted. I had a feeling I would like it, but I didn’t foresee Crossfit becoming such an integral part of my life.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFC moments.
I’ve never met such a genuine group of people, until I joined CFC. To me, it’s the members that make or break a Crossfit box. Everyone is so supportive of each other. Watching each other motivate one another is very empowering. It’s pretty awesome to be affiliated with such a great group of people.

Any advice for people just getting started?
Everyone has been in your shoes. We’ve all had to start from the beginning. Take things one day at a time and enjoy the journey. Celebrate your gains and be proud of how hard you’ve worked to attain them.

 

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