Occupation: registered psychiatric nurse
Favourite movement: OHS, Thrusters and lifting complexes
Movement you find most challenging: pushing and pulling movements (ie dips, pull ups etc)
Favourite healthy meal: steak and eggs
Favourite not so healthy meal: fried chicken and waffles.
What made you join anchored athletics?
When we moved here I had already been doing cf/oly for a few years I was about looking for a gym with a friendly atmostsphere, great coaches and excellent programming. I remember we came to a Saturday hero WOD to try things out. I swear I almost died 😱. for about the year prior I had been doing almost exclusively oly, I realized that day that that didn’t align with my fitness goals, I took a look at the programming Mitch was developing And signed up that day 🙂
What do you enjoy most about anchored athletics?
Willy. Kidding. Charlie’s got my heart…. The great coaches and the variety of programming. Of course all the great people I’ve met over the past year and a half.
What changes have you seen in body composition, health and performance?
Consistency with working out and staying on the nutrition program with Jesi Rae has been really effective for me. I’ve become the strongest I’ve ever been, I’m way more powerful and explosive in workouts. I’ve gained a ton of muscle and lost a lot body fat.
Tell us about your sports and fitness background?
I played soccer and field hockey all through high school and college. After that I started running, injuries related to running was what brought me to CF in the beginning.
What is your short term 3 month goal:
I have some chronic pain and inflammation issues in my back and neck. I’m working with Jesi Rae for nutrition and a RMT, Physio and naturopathetic doctor to help dial that in.
What is your long term 6 -12month goal:
training my weaknesses. Pushing and pulling movements, rowing, rope climbs to name a few. I will be booking some PT time to focus on this stuff. I want to be a more well rounded athlete for the 2017 open.
What would you tell someone who wanted to start at anchored athletics but was nervous?
I think CF as a whole can be intimidating. The members and coaches at anchored athletics all have the same goal: improve our fitness through challenging workouts and while having great time. Everything can be modified. People at anchored athletics are really friendly, accepting and supportive. It’s worth at least trying, you probably won’t want to stop.
Tell us about yourself outside of anchored athletics:
I’m the better half of Luke. We have 2 dogs Indie our lab and Mia our mastiff. We spend a lot of time doing off road wilderness adventures.