MEMBER OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2017 – CrossFit Resurgence


Member Of The Month June 2017Tell us a little bit about  yourself? (family, where you are from, etc)

Born and raised in Naperville but I think it was my dad’s southern roots that gave me a love for ANYTHING outdoors! Our retirement plans will surely take us to someplace with land and mountain views! Throw a horse and dogs in there and I’m content. 🙂 I’ve been married to my best friend for 25 years this September. We have two kids that are just plain good people…yes I’m prejudice:)

How did you get started in CrossFit?

Well, one of my coaches lives with me so it was only a matter of time before I had to give into the constant “Mom, you REALLY need this in your life.” 🙂 Seriously though, I realized it was something special after seeing how Crossfit helped Ary make GREAT strides in her recovery after major shoulder surgery. Her passion for Crossfit was contagious…I knew I had to have it. Last year, before I turned 50, brought a lot of significant physical and emotional changes that I knew I had to get under control. I have a background in functional medicine so I started with what I knew but adding Crossfit has truly helped (and continues to) make me feel balanced, strong and FINALLY in control of these changes.

What are your favorite movements to do during a wod?

Anything that doesn’t make me feel like I’m going to puke or cry…which doesn’t leave me a lot to work with lol. At the moment I feel like I’d have to say back squats because it’s an area where I  have PR’d .

What do you like most about Crossfit? 

Huge loaded question! How do I condense this?! I love that Crossfit meets me where I’m at physically and emotionally then pushes me to the next level. I love the rush I get after I’ve worked hard. And I LOVE the CFR community…I instantly knew why it was referred to as family. That’s what it feels like. The encouragement and inspiration I get from those around me is what keeps me coming back! I love Craig and Jen’s genuine passion and coaches that truly want to help and see you succeed…that speaks volumes!

When you’re not in the gym busting your butt, what is your favorite things to do?

FAMILY TIME…anything outdoors! Playing with my two Boxers! Sitting at the fire pit on weekend evenings. Repurposing furniture. Seeing my kiddos at the Preschool I teach at…they bring me huge joy!!

Tell us something that most people don’t know about yourself?

I love to ride dirt bikes and motorcycle. 😉


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