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?
What is a CrossFit goal you have achieved that you are most proud of?
- 30” box jumps (although I haven’t done many of them)
- 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
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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