October Member Spotlights


Published October 1, 2017


NAME: Elena Jass

 

JOB: at&t & a few others ...

 

FAVORITE MUSIC TYPE / GROUP:
Recently fell in love with country, but love pop, rock and even rap ( the kind that doesn't offend small children and the elderly )

 

CHILDREN / PETS ?
I have 2 kids - Stella is 17 and julian is 12., plus Frankie the wonder chihuahua

 

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
Mexico

 

HOBBIES:
crossfit 😬, reading , baking

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU DONE CROSSFIT AND WHAT MADE YOU TRY IT OUT ?
Since may 2015 . I saw a friend , who used to go to Top Gun, post a video of himself at a competition and I was intrigued. I was 40 something and having a hard time getting the results I wanted exercising on my own -so I went through the beginner classes .

 

WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSSFIT AT FIRST:
I am an adrenaline junkie so I was hooked from the first class. And after almost throwing up the first week, I realized I was clearly not working out hard enough at home . I didn't think I liked the idea of what felt like competing against your workout partners, but its been motivating and a good measure of my progress. If I can get a time close to those whose level of fitness I admire , then it was a good day. But any day at the gym is a good day .

 

DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT CROSSFIT AND HOW IT HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE:
My discovery of crossfit came at a perfect time in my life. I was going through a tough time and struggling with a lot of stress and uncertainty . It gave me a focus, accountability, and a healthy distraction, as well built up my confidence as a person . I have made a lot of great friends, which is a perk to the community aspect of crossfit. I also love and need the variety of workouts crossfit allows for because I get bored easily .


FAVORITE WORKOUT:
anything that doesn't involve rowing or the bike

 

FAVORITE MOVEMENT:

burpees, but only because I know that they are good for me .like broccoli

 


NAME: Eric Swanson (Sexy Hooker)

 

JOB: Reinsurance, Marketing & Underwriting

 

FAVORITE MUSIC TYPE/GROUP:
Anything upbeat and dance-able, e.g., Abba, Timberlake, etc.

 

CHILDREN/PETS?
I have a 24 year old daughter who I am very proud of as she is a second year kindergarten teacher in a challenging classroom.
No pets, but I love all of yours!

 

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
South Florida

 

HOBBIES:
My hobbies have always been fitness-oriented, but now it's CrossFit.

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU DONE CROSSFIT AND WHAT MADE YOU TRY IT OUT ?
Have done CrossFit for about 4 years, the last 3 at Top Gun. My triathlon coach started a CrossFit box so I had the opportunity of being introduced to CrossFit gradually while I was still training for long distance triathlon.

 

WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSSFIT AT FIRST:
Coming to CrossFit from training for Ironman triathlons made me wonder how I could get a decent workout when the WOD is only 8 or 15 minutes long! After several years, it still hard for me to truly go all out.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT CROSSFIT AND HOW IT HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE:
Variety. A structured introduction to barbells. Olympic lifting which has endless challenges to improve technique. Sharing in other people's fitness journey. More than anything, I would say that the community aspect of our gym makes me feel like everyone who walks in the door is accepted no matter what your background / diversity is celebrated!

 

FAVORITE WORKOUT:
Strongman stuff--anything involving carrying/pushing/pulling heavy things

 

FAVORITE MOVEMENT
Love those box jumps!

 

 


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