How old are?25
What is your career/job? Actuary
How long have you been doing CrossFit and/or Yoga? 5 years (yoga)
Why did you decide to try CrossFit and/or Yoga? I tried a class in college and really enjoyed it. I found that it was a more challenging workout than I expected and a great way to stay in shape.
How often do you go to Metacomet? Once per week.
How do you find the time to get it all in? I set aside time on my schedule to go after work.
What is your favorite WOD (workout of the day) or asana (pose)? I always feel great after any hip opener pose, especially after sitting at a desk all day.
What results or changes have you experienced – physically/mentally? I’ve gained flexibility; I couldn’t touch my toes when I first started practicing yoga, and now I can. I feel that I’ve become stronger and have better muscle tone. Yoga is also a great way for me to mentally “let go” and put life’s challenges in perspective.
What is your diet/lifestyle like? I try to eat fairly healthy, but don’t adhere to a strict diet. I typically eat many smaller meals/snacks throughout the day.
How would you describe the Metacomet community? Friendly!
What would you tell someone considering CrossFit and/or Yoga? Definitely try both! You may be surprised and find a new hobby
How old are you? 46
What is your career/job? I have a holistic nutrition consulting business and I also do house cleaning using all natural, nontoxic products.
How long have you been doing CrossFit and/or Yoga? I started CrossFit in January 2014
Why did you decide to try CrossFit and/or Yoga? I do a lot of racing (5k, ½ marathon, trail and Spartan races). CrossFit seemed like an effective way to improve my times through conditioning the whole body as opposed to just running. I liked the fact that scores would be kept to allow me to be competitive with both myself and others and also to track my progress
How often to you go to Metacomet? I try to go 3-4 times a week
How do you find the time to get it all in? I usually go to the 5:45am WOD before my kids are up and before work.
What is your favorite WOD (workout of the day) or asana (pose)? Any WOD that includes box jumps, double unders and/or running. Murph too!
What results or changes have you experienced – physically/mentally? The overall combination of strength and endurance I have gained from CrossFit helped me recently complete a ½ marathon at my goal of 1:51:01. This was almost 11 minutes faster than last year’s time. My 5k times have improved and it is also nice that I can climb over walls at Spartan race by myself. I always recover very well and fairly quickly after a race, most of which are long and uphill. I’m sure this is because of CrossFit!
What is your diet/lifestyle like? My diet is 90% vegetarian and mostly raw foods. I do eat eggs often but only eat meat once every few months. I don’t consume any gluten, soy, dairy or fish. In addition to CrossFit I take 3 black belt karate classes a week and try to run 1-2 times per week.
How would you describe the Metacomet community? A very friendly and supportive community of people of all levels of fitness.
What would you tell someone considering CrossFit and/or Yoga? CrossFit is a very diverse workout that can benefit anyone. You can make it competitive as you want or just come to improve your overall fitness/confidence levels in a very supportive environment.