November Member Spotlights


Published November 1, 2017


NOVEMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS:


NAME: Sara Mesarchik AKA Syrah

JOB:
Account Representative at Datalink, an Insight Company

FAVORITE MUSIC TYPE / GROUP:
Lately, folk rock, but I’ve been known to dabble in pop, country, classic rock and when I need a real pick-me-up, some classic Disney tunes! My absolute favorite band right now is Dawes, I never miss their shows.

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
Florida or Hawaii, love the ocean!

HOBBIES:
Hanging with my family and friends, hitting up shows, game nights, weekends to the cabin, going on random travel adventures, estate sales, dancing with my husband (currently taking Salsa lessons) and CrossFit (duh!)

HOW LONG HAVE YOU DONE CROSSFIT AND WHAT MADE YOU TRY IT OUT?
5 Yrs. You might call me a veteran now. My sister pretty much forced me into it. She still takes the credit for making me get started, but I am glad she did. It’s the longest I’ve ever consistently worked out, so it’s quite the accomplishment.

WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSSFIT AT FIRST:
Well, it started with, “Who are these crazy people?” But then, pretty quickly turned into, “I like these crazy people, I think I’ll join them and we can all be crazy together!” It’s very fun all around, I like the lifting, the WODs and of course, the socializing (sorry coaches!).

DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT CROSSFIT AND HOW IT HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE:

It’s very fun all around, I like the lifting, the quick WODs and of course, the socializing (sorry coaches!). I’ve met some amazing new friends and as an added bonus get a good quality workout in 3 days a week. But, I think it’s really the people that keep me coming back. So no one leave!

FAVORITE WORKOUT:
Any type of Chipper. Maybe the 12 days of Christmas WOD? That’s a classic Chipper. I like variety in my workouts, which is probably why I like Crossfit so much!

FAVORITE MOVEMENT:

I’m not sure I have a favorite movement, I do have a movement I am most proud of, my double unders! Double unders are the only true RX movement I’ve been able to master. So every time I do them, I’m proud of myself and the time and effort I put into getting them down.

 

NAME: Joe Habermann

JOB:
Software Engineer

FAVORITE MUSIC TYPE / GROUP:
Tough call. Go-to workout music is Pandora "Black Keys" station.

 

CHILDREN / PETS ? 

One cat. In the market for a new dog but we are picky.

 

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
Where there are mountains and sunshine. Love Montana, Colorado, and California.

 

HOBBIES:
Hiking/Camping/Traveling. Also trying to get into video editing and I wish I did more photography. Our previous dog was a hobby all by himself.

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU DONE CROSSFIT AND WHAT MADE YOU TRY IT OUT
? 5+ years. A co-worker suggested it and Top Gun was so close to our house.

 

WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSSFIT AT FIRST:
I am not fit. These people are fit.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT CROSSFIT AND HOW IT HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE:
I no longer have lumbar back issues. My posture has improved and I'm stronger than ever. My diet is better and I rarely look at the scale. I always look forward to working out which wasn't the case when I was a runner.

 

FAVORITE WORKOUT:
Varies. Maybe Diablo?


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