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 Celeste Forman, a member since 2017.
When did you join Grand Trunk, and why?
Celeste: I joined in August of 2017 after months of stalking the website. My friend does CrossFit in Port Austin and she suggested it for the accountability.
What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit?
I get motivated watching what everyone else can do. It’s nice to have that push.
What is your favorite movement?
Any type of squat.
What is a CrossFit goal you have achieved that you are most proud of?
Well, rowing 1,600 meters without dying, I guess.
What is a current goal you are working on and hope to accomplish?
I’m so far from this goal but toes-to-bar. I think that’s the coolest move and I wanna do it!
What advice would you give a new member or someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?
Just do it! And don’t quit any workout because you’ll just be quitting yourself.
How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym?
First, it’s made my son want to be active and exercise, which I love. And it kind of gives you a confidence boost. When you tell people you work out at CrossFit, they think you are insane and a badass, which is so fun.
What is a fun fact that people might not know about you?
Instead of going to college right after high school, I traveled. I moved to Maryland to be a live-in nanny. Then went to Mexico to build houses and to Guatemala to help get school supplies to the village kids that lived in the mountains. The kids sat on dirt floors and used rocks to do their schoolwork, so we brought them tables and chairs along with other school supplies. It was the most amazing experience one day (hopefully soon) I want to take my son there.
If you could create your own WOD, what would it be?
I feel highly unqualified to answer this question, so I’ll just say something with squats, ring rows, and toes-to-bar.
Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can): Relieve stress, be healthy, lose weight, and be an example to my son.
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