JUNE MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS


Published June 1, 2018


 

NAME: SARA / SARA ANN

 

JOB: Surgical Tech at Regions

 

FAVORITE MUSIC TYPE / GROUP:

 I am all over the map on music, Ed Sheeran, GnR, 50 Cent etc

 

CHILDREN / PETS ?: 

I have one son, Austin who is 23 he lives in Eau Claire Wi and of course my favorite child you all may see the box, Gizzy my little Pug (insert heart)

 

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: 

anywhere warm and tropical

 

HOBBIES: 

My favorite local spot in walking Nokomis, rollerblading and spending time with friends-

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU DONE CROSSFIT AND WHAT MADE YOU TRY IT OUT ?

 I have done crossfit for two and a half years- I started for many reasons, a friend posted on facebook about her transformation and it made me wonder what it was- I had lost a little over 65 pounds via diet and needed to get in shape, and the big 4-0 creeping up. After seeing my friends post about Cross fit I thought I would give it a try, not realizing how crazy that was- going from cold no working out to “hey let’s do crossfit (insert my WTF look) looked up the closest box near me and VIOLA! Top Gun CrossFit popped up.

 

WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSSFIT AT FIRST? 

My first thought was "wtf? these people are crazy" and then I was inspired to return and keep getting better.

 

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

While I enjoy the workouts, well at least after the workouts are completed, I enjoy the people and the community and all the friends that I have made at Top Gun while I been doing crossfit.

 

FAVORITE WORKOUT: 

Maybe The Bear.....? Mostly because it involves several movements. But I like the 12 days of Christmas WOD too

 

FAVORITE MOVEMENT:

 I like Burpees (yes really) and push ups

NAME: Stephen Alexander

 

JOB: I work in financial software consulting

 

FAVORITE MUSIC TYPE / GROUP: I listen to weird psychedelic music that doesn't play well with working out. My favorite group is King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and they are awesome and just as weird as their name suggests.

 

CHILDREN / PETS ?: No children, but I do have a rescue Greyhound named Alfie that is both the fastest and laziest boy around.

 

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: I enjoy being out of my element, so going to countries that I barely know the language or places with extreme temperatures/elevations are fun for me.

 

HOBBIES: I have 3 bicycles in the garage that I like swapping out parts on and riding around the lakes. I also really enjoy cooking/grilling/smoking various cuts of meat, especially in the summer months. During all three months of summer in MN I also love golfing.

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU DONE CROSSFIT AND WHAT MADE YOU TRY IT OUT ?

I think I'm around 18 months in now. I honestly got bored with my day-to-day where I work from home or travel M-F, depending on the week. I realized when I was at home, I never exercised or barely even left the home and found Top Gun CF was just up the road. I kind of just flipped the internal switch that I was going to start trying to improve my health.

 

WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSSFIT AT FIRST?

When I had to sit down after the warm-up on my first day, I realized how bad I was out of shape. I had a dad bod with no kids. Then, we did a workout with 80 WBs and I couldn't walk downstairs for four days after. I took it as a challenge to improve on and kept on coming back.

 

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

I had literally never done a barbell exercise besides bench press (in High School) so it took me about 6 months to go from just attending metcons to start going to regular CF classes, and another 6 months to begin doing any CF workouts RX. I continue to be very excited about charting my times/weights and seeing the progress I've made.

 

FAVORITE WORKOUT:

I really like long chippers and rowing workouts, so 18.1 was just about perfect.


Leave a Comment: