Member Spotlight: Melissa Christensen

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 Melissa Christensen, a member since August 2015.

When did you join Grand Trunk, and why?

Melissa: My husband Chad and I joined in August of 2015 upon moving to the area. I recently started CrossFit because Chad said I would like it. I guess he was right (did I just admit that?)

What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit?

It’s been said before…THE PEOPLE! I come for the workout but I stay because of the awesome friends.

What is your favorite movement?

Power clean.

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

Breaking the 200-lb. mark on my deadlift.

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

Pulling myself up on the rig. When you have a husband that can butterfly with ease, it only seems fitting that you can, too.

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

Try it and you’ll love it! Everyone and every skill level can do CrossFit and continue to grow and have achievements. CrossFit is a group sport with individual results…there is an “I” in CrossFit!

How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym?

The Grand Trunk CrossFit community helped us make friends since we were new to the area. It’s also given me the energy to be the best mom taxi I can be!

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

While living overseas, I successfully used charades to get the maintenance men to unlock my townhouse when I locked myself out. Never forgot my keys again!

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


10 Power cleans

20 wall balls

30 slam balls

Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can): As a parent, I love the example I set for our children. I also enjoy that it’s something Chad and I have in common and we can do as a couple. Saturday morning partner WODs are my favorite workout of the week!

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