April Athlete Spotlight: Nicole Freiburger



How long have you been a member at CFD, and what made you want to get started?

I have been a member at CFD for 3 years. I turned 30 and felt like it was time to start taking care of myself.  My friend, Alix, nagged me to try CrossFit for about 6 months. I just kept blowing her off and making up excuses why not to join. Finally I gave in on January of 2013 and have been a member ever since!


What changes have you seen in yourself since your very first day?

I have seen many changes in myself.  I feel stronger and more confident. When I started I could barely pick up a trainer bar! I have come a long ways since then.  I still underestimate myself and think I can’t do that or that’s too much weight.  I get a little push from the coaches and CFD members and always end up surprising myself!


What did you do for fitness prior to CFD, and what do you like most about CrossFit?

I didn’t really do anything before CrossFit.  I joined a gym and would work out occasionally with my husband but I didn’t love to work out and was bored.  I enjoy getting a variety of workouts and everyday is different.   I like that CrossFit feels like a family. There is always someone, whether it be a coach or another athlete, pushing you to be the best you can be! Everyone around you is encouraging and pushing each other to be a better athlete. You don’t get that just anywhere!


What type(s) of workouts are your favorite?

I love strength days! I love getting to spend time working on getting stronger and pushing  to PR my numbers.


What type(s) of workouts do you least like to see come up?

My least favorite thing to see come up in a workout is burpees! I hate burpees! I feel they are the most awkward thing and I’m not fast at them. A close second would be running.


What are your goals moving forward?

I want to get a pull-up someday!


What advice do you have for someone just starting out at CFD?

To anyone looking to join CFD, I would tell them are not only joining a gym but a community. It doesn’t matter what level you are on as an athlete, there is somthing for everyone. There will be good and bad days! Just push through it and stick with it! You are only as good as you let yourself be!