What brought you to CrossFit Apogee?
My brother and sister-in-law had been doing Crossfit for a while and they both kept telling me that I would love it! I passed the box on a daily basis and some days twice a day since my kids attend KRK across the street and I would always look over and think to myself should I try it. Summer of 2015 I tried out Crossfit at my brother’s box in Ohio and I was immediately hooked. I needed something in my life that was for me and I had finally found it!
What was your first impression?
At first I was very nervous that everyone would be looking at me and wondering what I was thinking. I was so wrong about that. I was getting my butt kicked on a daily basis and enjoying it as well as the people in Dawn Patrol! Everyone is so encouraging and would remind me on a daily basis that we all started somewhere and have grown stronger over time.
What was your first Bright Spot (or something you were happy you finally did)?
Getting HSPU and pull-ups were both big things for me. I also really enjoyed participating in the Open this year! Just coming in at 5am on a daily basis is a bright spot for me. I realized I needed me time in order to provide the best for others around me. My me time is definitely the time I spend with the Dawn Patrol peeps!!!
What changes have you noticed in yourself since you joined the Apogee Family?
There are so many but the biggest change I would say is in my own health. I am healthy and more confident in my own skin than I have ever been. My kids and husband even notice the difference. I am able to do so much more with them and it makes me so happy to see the joy on their faces! They are proud of me and they show me in so many ways! I recently turned 40 and can honestly say that I feel better at 40 than I did at 30 even after having 3 kids!!!!
What is your favorite Apogee memory?
I would have to say seeing what I was able to do during the Open! I never thought in a million years that I would do something like this! Another memory for me is just the time I get to spend with such amazing and inspiring people on a daily basis.