Member Spotlight: Jessica Creekmore

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 Jessica Creekmore, a member since October 2016.

When did you join Grand Trunk, and why?

Jessica: My husband, Ben, and I joined in October of 2016. I was bored at my other gym and not making any progress. I found I wasn’t able to motivate myself to the potential I knew I had. Ben convinced me to try CrossFit. The first workout was handstand push-ups, dips, push-ups, and some other stuff that made me not feel my arms for a month. Diana was surprised we came back, to say the least. But we did and I have never regretted it.

What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit?

Not having to come up with the workout. It’s a different workout every day, so you don’t get stuck in a rut. And you actually work your entire body. Most importantly, it’s a very positive environment. There isn’t anything you can’t push through when you have an entire class rooting for your success.

What is your favorite movement?

Power cleans and squat cleans.

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

  1. Chest-to-bars
  2. 30” box jumps (although I haven’t done many of them)
  3. Squatting more than 200 lbs

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

Flipping over for a handstand hold. I can only do it with Diana, FYI – she is the magic sauce. (I have a terrible fear of flipping my body over itself – I can’t do a cartwheel.) I also want to string together more than 5 double-unders in a row.

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

CrossFit won’t make you throw up (as I originally thought before trying). It’s more than going to the gym. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a community. It’s a family. It’s a support system for every part of life. It’s so much more than a workout. Plus, the Halloween party is on point.

How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym?

I make my husband feel my muscles, haha. More energy. More confidence. I know what I am capable of and I eat better!

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

I love British & Russian history and I can’t stop reading books. I was also a Girl Scout for 11 years. That’s a lot of cookies.

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

15 minute AMRAP:

12 box jumps

8 chest-to-bars

1 grass run

12 power cleans

Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can): I don’t want to be that girl at the Planet Fitness who jogs the treadmill every day and does some machine movements. I want to be more than that. I am more than that. I can and I will.

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