Shawn and Elisha Moeller

Meet our spotlight athletes of the month - Shawn and Elisha Moeller! They started at CFC only a few months ago and have both quickly become some of our top performers.  They have the best attitudes and encourage everyone around them.  They aren’t just killing WOD’s and going home - they have become part of our CFC family and we couldn’t love them more!

We asked them some questions to help us all get to know them a little more - 

SHAWN:

How long have you been Crossfitting?   

June 2015 officially, but I did attempt Crossfit for about 3 weeks at a Powerhouse gym in LR before we were kicked out for dropping weights….

What made you start CF?  

I have wanted to join a crossfit gym for years, but had just never pulled the trigger.  The class on Acxiom’s campus was too convenient to pass up.  

What changes have you seen since starting CF?  

My biggest goal when I started crossfit was to lean up some.  And I’ve been able to do that, but I’ve had a lot of strength gains as well, which has been a pleasant surprise.

What is your favorite/least favorite movement? 

I like squats, front or back.  I loathe the snatch.  I am unable to move the barbell upward while lowering my rear-end simultaneously.  It’s one or the other.  And sometimes neither.  

What is your favorite part of CF Conway? 

Probably the comradery formed with the other class participants.  There’s a great mix of competitiveness and encouragement that makes completing a difficult workout that much more enjoyable, and fulfilling.  Elisha and I have also formed some great new friendships that we’re excited about and very thankful for. 

What are your long term goals? 

To continue to improve my flexibility and mobility.  Both were terrible when I started doing crossfit.  I’m still behind there, but it’s getting better, and that’s encouraging.  

What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF? 

I wanted to join a crossfit gym for several years, but was hesitant because honestly a little it’s intimidating.  But it’s been a very rewarding experience to step outside of my comfort zone and try something new.  Crossfit works, you’ll make new friends, and enjoy yourself in the process. 

ELISHA:

How long have you been Crossfitting?  

since June 2015

What made you start CF? 

I tried CF for a month in 2013 and loved it but work/family schedules didn't work out at the time for me to continue. When it was offered to join through Acxiom this year - we jumped on it!

What changes have you seen since starting CF? 

My overall health is in a much better state as I've learned about a better way to workout, nutrition, my spine health, and toxins. Physically, I am faster, stronger, and leaner.

What is your favorite/least favorite movement? 

My favorite movement is the burpee. **GASP!!** My least favorite movement is the snatch. I might find a little more agreement in that one from others.

What is your favorite part of CF Conway? 

The people and the positive atmosphere. God has definitely used this experience to help us build relationships that wouldn't have occurred without it. We started it with the idea to just fill the gap in our workout regime, but I can't say enough how it has contributed to our overall health by working on the things we didn't even realize were unhealthy.

What are your long term goals? 

To run a sub 23 minute 5k and to continue to learn more about nutrition

What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF? 

Crossfit's reputation precedes itself, so I hear from women when they hear that I do Crossfit that they want to try but scared for various reasons. Some of the things I've found myself telling women: EVERYTHING can be scaled. You are not required to lift heavy weights to get a good workout. You will not start to look like a man if you do Crossfit. Give it a try! It can be life-changing if you go all in! 

Zach Fonville