Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I'm an Officer in the U.S. Army and I am stationed here at Ft. Hood. I have been living in Texas for almost two years now. Before I became a "CrossFitter," I was a dancer. That is why I am mostly known for dancing in between my sets at the gym haha.
How did you get interested in CrossFit? I became interested in CrossFit my Senior of College when I made the decision to join the Military. I wanted to prepare myself for the physical challenges I knew the Army would bring. What I didn't know at the time, is that it also prepared me mentally.
What is your favorite thing about CrossFit? My favorite thing about CrossFit is the community! When you join a CrossFit gym, you become part of a family. I have found some of my closest friends at CrossFit.
Tell me about your sock game... do you prefer ankle, mid, or high socks? Ankle socks all the way!
It might sound funny but CrossFit has made my life easier, here is why... I never have to think about what I'm going to do for a workout when I get to the gym. It's already programmed for you! All I have to do is show up and be told what to do!
When your motivation is down, how do you find the drive to get up and come in? Getting to see my friends at the gym! I go just to see my friends lol. If I don't go, then I miss them :(
What is your least favorite movement? THRUSTERS...
What is the next goal you hope to reach with CrossFit Cataclysm? My next goal I hope to achieve at CrossFit Cataclysm is really honing in on my nutrition and learning how nutrition plays a big role in your performance. I am working with the amazing Coach Mia on perfecting my nutrition!
What would you say to someone that has never tried CrossFit and is looking to get started? Any tips or advice? Just DO IT! (Just like Nike says lol). Everyone that asks me about CrossFit, I tell them just try it, because I promise you, you won't want to stop. I tell them don't be intimidated because every movement can be scaled. We are all at different levels in our fitness journey, and the experienced coaches are there to work with you! (ALSO this is my plug that I got current member Antonio Alaniz to join! He had never tried CrossFit until he met me...now he's addicted!)
If there was a "Stephanie" workout what would be included? I have actually thought of this before...it would include rope climbs, power cleans, running, kipping pull-ups.