Laura Beth Bloomfield is our spotlight athlete this month.
Laura Beth is a collegiate swimmer at OBU. She came to CFC at the beginning of the summer and has quickly improved all of her lifts and fitness. She pushes hard every WOD. Laura Beth always has a smile on her face and encourages everyone around her. She is leaving to go back to college and we are going to miss her light in the gym SO much! Good luck this year in the pool!
How long have you been Crossfitting?
Close to 3 months
What made you start CF?
In January ’16 I severely injured my back from lifting weights, setting me back in the season and I was unable to compete in conference. The idea of CF would turn my focus toward correcting the little things and gaining my strength back which this was something I couldn’t overlook. I saw the beauty of CF in how it was going to work and focus on your entire health which was something I admired.
What changes have you seen since starting CF?
Strength in both the box and the pool. I gained confidence in lifting more weight than I had imagined.
What is your favorite/least favorite movement?
My favorite movement would have to be the snatch, it's come a long way but there is plenty of room for improvement. My least favorite is the Strict Press.
What is your favorite part of CF Conway?
CF Conway has given the best environment during every class I attend making it easy to enjoy and learn. The friendships I have made in such a short amount of time have made these 3 months such a blessing.
What are your long term goals?
Long term goals include improving each movement in form and weight. I hope after swimming to make CF a year round sport to see what more I am capable of learning and achieving.
What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF?
Be OK with pushing beyond your comfort zone and facing failure. It’s important know that it is a process and not something you gain overnight. With that said, always have FUN!!!