Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Emily Wolf, 29 with the mobility of an 84 year old. Former soccer and rugby player with the injuries to prove it. Aviation captain that enjoys making sawdust in the garage and owns too many cats.
How did you get interested in CrossFit? Watched and rewatched the Fittest on Earth doc in 2016. I was just in awe of these athletes and the sheer amount of work they could accomplish across such broad domains.
What is your favorite thing about CrossFit? Far and away, the best thing about CrossFit is the community it engenders. Athletes of every shape, size, and skill level that all suffer together. Everyday is a new challenge and there’s always someone next to you when it comes time to tackle it.
Tell me about your sock game…do you prefer ankle, mid, or high socks? Ankle socks with leggings, but mid calf with shorts. No exceptions - I’ll wear stinky socks before deviating.
It might sound funny but CrossFit has made my life easier, here is why… It took the guesswork out of the gym.Brilliant sadists make the programming, Coaches leave no movement unexplained, and the class environment creates this positive peer pressure to put in your best effort. All that’s left is to show up.
When your motivation is down, how do you find the drive to get up and come in? I focus on how it will feel when I’m walking out the door after the workout: that accomplished exhaustion. It’s just a matter of investing in that future state.
What is your least favorite movement? Burpees. It’s cardio purgatory and no one can convince me otherwise.
What is the next goal you hope to reach with CrossFit Cataclysm? Focus on mobility and achieve something that resembles an overhead squat position.
What would you say to someone that has never tried CrossFit and looking to get started? Any tips or advice? Just show up. The hardest part is walking in the door the first time and doing the “hi, I’m new” dance. CrossFit fosters incredibly passionate and knowledgeable coaches that have the unique ability to adapt any movement- just be willing to try.
If there was an “Emily” workout what would be included? A chipper with sit ups, row, KBS, and maybe some pull-ups thrown in there