I challenge any of you to try and find today’s spotlight without a smile on her face. She’s one of the most happy, positive, & welcoming people I can think of.
She has faced a number of surgeries, but come back every time with persistence, grace, and optimism. Her grit & resilience are admirable, and her kind and welcoming nature are a perfect example of the High Voltage Community.
I can’t help but smile myself when I introduce you to:
What’s your name?
Describe your first work out here at Crossfit High Voltage:
It was a workout with lots of running and Pull-Ups. I was impressed how fast everyone was. A pretty humbling experience!
Before joining High Voltage, when did you know something had to change?
I was working out 5-6 days a week by myself and did not feel like I was getting better. I was ready for a new challenge. CrossFit combined all the things I was looking for: speed, strength and class workouts.
Describe your most memorable CrossFit Experience so far.
There are so many… Every time I get a movement down that I thought I would never be able to make. The first one was the strict Pull-Up. It felt so amazing to finally be able to pull myself up to the bar.
Outside of High Voltage, what kind of work do you do? Give yourself a plug!
I run the Broadcast Engineering team at NBCUniversal. We support live tv broadcasts and productions.
How has getting in shape changed your professional life?
As an Engineer, I work almost exclusively with men. Being fit and in shape has earned me a lot of respect and support from my coworkers and vendors.
Tell us about an area of your life most impacted by your decision to join High Voltage.
I am not scared to attempt something very challenging or difficult anymore. CFHV gives me the energy and the confidence that I can make it. If it’s a hike, a tough workout or an impossible project at work – I feel like I can pace through everything and come out of it stronger.
When have you used CrossFit outside of the box?
I had 2 hip surgeries last year and broke all the records during the recovery process. I was not meant to be able to come back to CrossFit for about a year and should have been on crutches for almost 6 months. I flew through PT, was off the crutches in about 12 weeks and found my strength back. It was incredibly motivating and energizing to be back so quickly. I remember people in PT trying to beat my PT scores and asking me how I was recovering so quickly.
Who is your most idolized fellow community member?
I really love this community and think everyone is incredibly fit. If I had to pick someone it would be Andrew Worsham for the guys. He pushes himself so hard and when we work out together, I get the best out of myself. Jeanette and Gy are definitely my idols for the women. Always a smile, always pushing hard and they just inspire me to give my best.
What is your one year or next CrossFit goal?
To get my ring dips so that I can get the Firebreathers test done.
What is your favorite & least favorite movement or WOD?
favorite: Cleans, least favorite: Snatches
What is your favorite cheat meal?
Pinkberry frozen yogurt
If you had to describe CFHV in one sentence:
My happy place! A supportive and friendly community of fit people where we all come together to enjoy a great workout together.