Member Spotlight: Erica Patrias

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 Erica Patrias, a member since March of 2016.

When did you join Grand Trunk, and why?

Erica: I joined Grand Trunk in March of 2016. I started at a CrossFit box in Plymouth (Michigan) before we moved to New Hudson, Mich. I originally joined to get myself back in shape after our two girls were born.

What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit?

I enjoy that every day the workout is different. I set goals for myself and I when I achieve them it’s such a great feeling.

What is your favorite movement?


What is a CrossFit goal you have achieved that you are most proud of?

Handstand push-ups.

What is a current goal you are working on and hope to accomplish?

Bar muscle-up…Lord help me!

What advice would you give a new member or someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?

Don’t be scared. It seems intimidating at first, but we have the most supportive people and an environment that will make you feel comfortable as soon as you walk through the door.

How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym?

We have met so many great friends that we enjoy hanging out with.

What is a fun fact that people might not know about you?

I think most people know, but Brian and I live on a hobby farm with pigs, goats and chickens, but I also grew up on a farm with horses, pot-bellied pigs, and rabbits.

If you could create your own WOD, what would it be?

It would have to include hang cleans, pull-ups or chest-to-bars, then throw in some box jumps.

Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can): I CrossFit to challenge myself, be healthy, have more energy, and have fun!

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