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April Athlete Spotlight–Micah
1. How long have you been a member at CFD, and what made you want to get started?
I’ve been a member at CFD since September 2017. I was introduced to the sport by my wife as she had been doing it for about 18 months. I could tell how much of a positive impact it had on her. This, combined with me getting bored with my current workout routine, is what got me started. When I signed up I committed myself to going 3 days a week. After the first week, I had enjoyed it so much that I was going 5 to 6 times a week. I have sustained this schedule since. It was definitely what I was looking for, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to join.
2. What changes have you seen in yourself since your very first day?
From day one I’ve gained a lot more confidence and willingness to step outside my comfort zone. I feel like I’m in better shape now then when I was 25 and that is definitely due to CFD.
3. What did you do for fitness prior to CFD, and what do you like most about CrossFit?
I’ve always been a pretty active person. I played college athletics, so I was used to training hard. After college, it was going to the gym, hopping on the treadmill, and then doing some circuit type training . I like most that CrossFit workouts are different every day; after every class, you feel you are better than the day before. The great thing about CrossFit is there is a scale or modification for every movement. If you can’t do the prescribed movement that day you can work a similar movement so you can do it in the future. I like the competitive atmosphere that the class setting brings every day. The members and coaches push each other to work their hardest.
4. What type(s) of workouts are your favorite?
I enjoy workouts with pull-ups, toes to bar, and the rower. I also like longer cardio workouts where your breathing so hard at the end that you can barely stand up. I do enjoy the workouts that are a competition with the class because it pushes you to push yourself to the limit.
5. What type(s) of workouts do you least like to see come up?
Right now I would say any workout that has DU’s in it. Even if they are programmed, the great thing about this sport is that there is always someone to give you advice or pointers to help you out. Some days can be challenging and frustrating, but it makes you work that much harder the next day. So, really there isn’t a bad workout.
6. What are you goals going forward?
I’ve got a lot of individual goals that I would like to achieve such as stringing DU’s, HSPU’s. and getting more fluid on the barbell work, etc. Overall, I want to keep getting stronger every day, make class everyday that I possibly can. So far I’m very happy with the progress and want to continue to build on the progress I’ve made the last 7 months.
7. What advice do you have for someone just starting out at CFD?
To be honest I was a little intimated seeing all the workouts and the athletes that were in CrossFit, but after the foundation classes I knew it was exactly what I wanted to get the results I was looking for. My advice to someone just starting out in the sport would be don’t be intimated or over think it. If you are looking to get into the best shape you can and overall improve your well being, sign up now. The coaches and members make the experience so enjoyable that there is nothing to lose. You will get a great workout everyday and make some amazing friends in the process. CFD has a great group of coaches and members.