Each month, we will profile a Grand Trunk CrossFit member who has seen incredible results since joining our “box”.
It is our hope, that by showing you what can be accomplished through regular workouts and a commitment to fitness, you will be encouraged to take the leap and come in for a workout.
This month’s spotlight is on Adrienne, a member since November of 2016.
When did you join Grand Trunk, and why?
Adrienne: I started at Grand Trunk in November of 2016. I wanted to run a Tough Mudder in the summer of 2017 and knew that if I was going to run ten miles and do a bunch of obstacles I needed to change something drastic in my life. I called Brooklyn one day to find out what was “CrossFit”? He told me to come over and try a class that day. I am so glad I did because the rest is history.
What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit?
I know that everyone keeps saying this, but it is the people! I love my Grand Trunk family. I love that Tony (my husband) and I have made amazing friends.
What is your favorite movement?
What is a CrossFit goal you have achieved that you are most proud of?
I was able to Rx all the WODs in the Open this year! I had to scale some of the workouts last year so I was excited when I didn’t have to scale them this year.
What is a current goal you are working on and hope to accomplish?
Bar muscle-ups and getting more comfortable with the barbell. I would love to finally figure out the snatch.
What advice would you give a new member or someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?
Come try it out because you will love it. I love having the WODs programmed for me so I don’t have to figure out what to work on. The coaches are wonderful and always ready with guidance and encouragement.
How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym?
CrossFit has become a family thing in our home.
Our kids get to see that exercise and challenging yourself is important and fun! I have been able to use strength and skills I have gained at GTCF to complete not just a Tough Mudder but over seven Spartan races (two Trifectas and a Stadium).
This year, Tony and I will participate in a Spartan Trifecta weekend in Hawaii! The kids will do their own Spartan races in Hawaii, too!
What is a fun fact that people might not know about you?
I think many people know that I love to swim, but I’m not sure how many know that I swam for the Big Ten at Indiana University. I swam with and against many Olympians. Most recently, I have found my way back to the pool and it feels great!
If you could create your own WOD, what would it be?
It would definitely include running, sandbag over the shoulder cleans, handstand push-ups, pull-ups or T2Bs.
Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can):…continue to create new adventures and memories with my family.
To see past members we’ve spotlighted, click here!
Photo courtesy of Lex Artis.