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January Spotlight – The Burds!
How long have you been a member of CFD?
Jason: Just over a year. Time flies when you are having fun.
Jenny: I did foundations in November 2018
What made you want to get started?
Jason: I have been trying to fight growing old ever since my 40th birthday.
What is your favorite gym music?
Jason: “The Hodge Playlist”©
What did you do for fitness prior to joining CFD?
Jason: I ran mostly. I finished the Marine Corps Marathon in 2014. I realized that I am more of a lifter than a runner.
Jenny: I ran, mostly long-distance. Relays and half marathons. I’ve done one marathon just to experience it.
What do you like most about CrossFit?
Jason: It really is for everyone. You can start from any point and make progress. Scaling to a more reasonable movement is always available.
Jenny: I’ve met some really fantastic people through CFD. They make me better and I look forward to seeing the other members no matter which class I attend.
What type(s) of workouts are your favorite?
Jason: Strongman and deadlifts. I like to lift things up and put them down.
Jenny: I like anything with barbells. Also, I like the long endurance type workouts as I feel like that’s my time to shine. Hero workouts are great too, I always get choked up working through them and thinking of what others have sacrificed for me.
What is the funniest thing you remember happening at CFD?
Jason: This is hard to pinpoint. I laugh most days. The coaches have a great sense of humor and want to make it fun for everyone. I am a big fan of the costume days of the open.
What type(s) of workouts do you least like to see come up?
Jason: Anything with lifting in it. I am really more of a runner.
Jenny: I don’t like to hang from the bar. So no pull-ups, knee raises, toes to bar. It’s hard and that position pushes me to a dark place.
Have you ever chalked up to do something that didn’t require chalk?
Jason: If Maddie is the coach, I chalk up for burpees so she has to mop the floor.
Have you ever been really dramatic when completing a movement only to then see someone next to you do what you did silently and with ease?
Jason: This happens most of the time when you lift next to Matt Klein. Never ceases to amaze me that he slips in, out lifts everyone, and leaves silently.
What are your goals going forward?
Jason: I’m looking forward to hitting 500lbs on the deadlift, hitting 2 T2B in a row, and a handstand pushup.
Have you ever won the warmup?
Jason: With the caliber of athletes at CFD it is the only thing I can win!
Have you ever hidden junk food in your cart for fear that another CFD member might see it?
Jenny: I have a mild panic attack if the Kifer’s show up at the Peosta Fareway when I’m shopping with my teenage boys!
What advice do you have for someone just starting out at CFD?
Jenny: Just show up and keep showing up.
Jason: Take it slow. Everyone is on different levels of fitness. Do not be intimidated by workouts and take one rep at a time. Work on form and do not be afraid of asking for help or suggestions on what you can do to get better.