Our spotlight athlete this month is Cherrylyn McCastle. She started out just coming a couple days a week. Slowly she came to more classes and got more involved with CrossFit. She has done several competitions and picked up double unders like a pro!
Cherrylyn is always smiling, always pushes herself, and always encourages others. Here is what she had to say about CrossFit:
How long have you been Crossfitting?
I have been Crossfitting for 18 months.
What made you start CF?
I had not been working out for almost two years. I knew I needed re-establish a regimen to get me back on track physically. I could not bear the thought of going back to a gym and doing cardio and weight machines...boring. Some of the group classes I have tried in the past did not motivate me either. I learned about Crossfit through an email that was distributed through the Wellness Center at work. I discussed it with a co-worker who was attending classes and decided to check it out.
What changes have you seen since starting CF?
I have lost weight, gotten stronger, and have more energy. I have also seen some positive changes in my overall health.
What is your favorite/least favorite movement?
My favorite movements Deadlift and Back Squat. My least favorite Overhead Squat.
What is your favorite part of CF Conway?
My favorite part of CF Conway is the culture has been been created by the coaches. Their guidance through the workouts and their consistent encouragement has made a big difference for me. As a result, I have accomplished more than I had expected.
What are your long term goals?
I would like continue to improve my form for the different weightlifting movements and continue to increase the amount of weight I can lift. I want to be to be able to do pull-ups.
What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF?
You do not have to be "fit" to start....start as you are!