AUGUST MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS
Published July 31, 2019
NAME: Marcia Howard
JOB: High School English Teacher
FAVORITE MUSIC TYPE / GROUP: Local musicians like Polica, Lizzo and Atmosphere
CHILDREN / PETS ?: I have two adult daughters
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: I travel abroad a lot, but up north is a perfect getaway.
HOBBIES: I read. Like, a lot. At least three books a week.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU DONE CROSSFIT AND WHAT MADE YOU TRY IT OUT ? I’ve done CrossFit almost two years and I was attracted to regimented group fitness. I’m a retired Marine, so being given a WOD felt familiar. I dig it.
WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSSFIT AT FIRST? I loved that there were so many people my age digging deep and getting it in!
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT CROSSFIT AND HOW IT HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE: The best thing about CrossFit at Top Gun is the knowledgeable coaches. I trust them to provide a dynamic workout that challenges me while keeping me safe.
FAVORITE WORKOUT: My favorite workout are tiered reps (50, 40, 30...) like the Anna(?). It’s grueling at the beginning, yet tapers off to just HARD.
FAVORITE MOVEMENT: My favorite movement is the good, old-fashioned push-up. My least favorite is the burpee. Burn it with fire.
NAME: Sara Boutros
JOB: Software Application Specialist, Unimax
CHILDREN / PETS ?: 5 pets (2 dogs, 3 cats - yes, I know it's a lot).
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Cayman Islands
HOBBIES: Art, photography, animals, camping, general outdoors
HOW LONG HAVE YOU DONE CROSSFIT AND WHAT MADE YOU TRY IT OUT ? about 3 years total now (had a couple year hiatus after an accident)
WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSSFIT AT FIRST? It seemed kind of intimitading, but also super exciting. I like lifting and weight based exercises, so I thought I'd like it - and I do!
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT CROSSFIT AND HOW IT HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE: Crossfit has made me stronger and so much more confident in all things life. I feel like I can conquer a lot more things that used to make nervous. The strength and endurance I've gained is incredible as well. I can run further and lift more in everyday life activities. I feel healthier and happier. Everyone at Top Gun is amazing, encouraging and helpful. Joining TopGun has been one of the best things I've done for myself.
FAVORITE WORKOUT: Murph
FAVORITE MOVEMENT: Squats