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October Spotlight – The Ruckers
How long have you been a member at CFD?
Tara: 10 months
Nate: 1.75 years
What made you want to get started?
Tara surprised Nate with a Christmas gift of personalized workouts with Phil. Nate was not thrilled but kept going! 😊
Tara needed a change from her current exercise routine with more consistency.
What is your favorite gym music?
Nate: Anything. Except Maddy’s high school dance music and country. You can’t work out to country music!
Tara: Kayla plays some good and dirty rap. Rock music is always a go-to.
What did you do for fitness prior to joining CFD?
Nate: 16 oz curls. Tara: hip hop dance class.
What changes have you seen in yourself since you started?
Outside of the changes in our bodies; our mental health! We eat better and drink…less!
What do you like most about CrossFit?
Tara: I had never been called an “athlete” prior to CFD. That felt good.
Nate: Everyone’s there with the same goal in mind. It’s friendly competition, aimed to make everyone grow and be better.
What type(s) of workouts are your favorite?
Tara: Cleans are fun.
Nate: Anything that Phil writes. Anything with upper body.
What is the funniest thing you remember happening at CFD?
Kayla talks a lot…about many things…loudly…I won’t repeat it.
What type(s) of workouts do you least like to see come up?
Tara: Anything with 600m run. Or running in 95-degree heat. Strict press. Nate: Thrusters and front squats.
Have you ever chalked up to do something that didn’t require chalk?
No, we like it rough.
What is your go-to junk food?
Nate: Wheat thins. Tara: Red vines, cheesecake.
What are your goals going forward?
Tara: Keep finding muscles that I didn’t know existed.
Nate: To win the pull-up contest at work.
What advice do you have for someone just starting out at CFD?
Walking into the gym the first time is intimidating. But it’s a community that will welcome you and continually encourage you to do your best!