January Spotlight–Laura



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

I joined CFD back in April, my first WOD was on my birthday! I was looking for something different, a workout that I could come in every day and be told what to do.

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

I am more confident when I walk into the gym. I’m eager to try different/new lifts, rather than just telling myself I can’t do it and scaling the workout. Physically, I am stronger overall and can lift more weight.

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

When I lived in Cedar Falls, I did a group fitness class, Next Level Xtreme Fitness, which included weight lifting and kickboxing. When I moved back to Dubuque, I put my knowledge to use and worked out on my own for over 3 years. Needless to say, I was getting bored.

I love the group atmosphere of class. Over the summer I was a 9:30er and now I am a 5:15er – both of those classes have helped me grow and push me daily. Even when I go to another class, I am encouraged! I do have a love/hate relationship with some of my fellow 5:15er’s; days when I don’t want to push myself, they are there to add weight. This is one of my favorite parts about CrossFit, the camaraderie.

4. What type(s) of workouts are your favorite?

Anything involving running. I also love deadlifts and squats because I am “good” at them. Toes to rings are also fun – still working on toes to bars.

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

Anything involving cleans!!!!! So, December has been a great time…. I also don’t like the slower workouts.

6. What are your goals going forward?

I want to be able to do pull-ups, I’ve never been able to do them. I also would love to be able to string together double-unders. Mainly because in some workouts, the modification is harder than double-unders.

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

The scale is JUST A NUMBER! Be outgoing, all of the members are so welcoming and will make you feel like you are a part of the TEAM!



Not a member? Sign up for an Intro Class today!  The next Intro class takes place on 06JAN at 1000, and Foundations starts the next week (09JAN).
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