What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?
My friend and former colleague used to come into my office every morning, sharing personal victories in his crossfit class. I would hear words like “snatch”, “hang cleans” and “thrusters”, followed by a cheer as he went on his day with a pep in his step. I simply had to check out what the fuss was all about.
I specifically chose CrossFit Westmount because the coaches give individual members a lot of attention during group classes. As I had a former back injury and limited mobility in my ankles and hips, it was important to me to have proper and detailed coaching on technique, in order to avoid injury and build strength safely.
What was your first impression? How has that changed?
What was your first highlight?
There are so many! Getting 8 strict pull-ups in a row was an early victory. However, the biggest win was my first class where I could work through all of the squatting movements without mobility issues or scaling.
What would you tell someone thinking about getting started?
What is your favorite CrossFit Westmount memory?
My favourite memory is the first CrossFit Open I participated in. I participated in the scaled portion of the competition, and was quite nervous! However, the amount of support I received from my coaches, fellow participants and gym mates was amazing. The whole experience was so positive, mainly because of the supportive community and coaching. I definitely left with a pep in my step!