Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is our December athlete of the month.  Over the course of the last year Sarah has lost over 40 pounds! She has PR’d her dead lift, bench, and back squat.  She also finally figured out those pesky double-unders!  Sarah makes us all laugh with either her hilarious graphic tees or her quick wit and is always trying to work hard for her next goal.  Here is what she had to say about CFC:

Before / After losing 40 lbs

Before / After losing 40 lbs

How long have you been Crossfitting?
Short answer, I started CrossFit about three years ago. But in reality, January 2017 is when I finally became serious about losing the weight and getting healthier. 

What made you start CF?
My friend Brandi asked if I wanted to try out CrossFit, I was a little hesitant at first because I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to keep up and that my weight would be a hindrance, but from day one I was hooked. It definitely made working out fun again. 

What changes have you seen since starting CF?
I have seen a lot of physical and mental changes. When I first started CrossFit I would look at a workout and automatically think there is no way I can do any of this. Now when I look at a workout I get excited to see how far I have come and the improvements I have made. 


What is your favorite/least favorite movement?
My favorite movement would be the push press.
My least favorite movement would be wall balls. 

What is your favorite part of CF Conway?
The positive atmosphere in the gym, the other people in the class and the coaches are always encouraging you to finish the workout or get that last rep in, and it really helps. Especially on days where I'm just not feeling up to doing it. 

What are your long-term goals? 
My longterm goal is to continue my weight loss. Since January 2017 I have lost 43 pounds. I have 57 more pounds to lose before I complete my ultimate goal. Also being able to do a pull up would be pretty cool. 

What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF? 
Stick with it, it's the best piece of advice that I can think to give. The first few classes may be intimidating and you may be sore but if you keep going you will start to see the changes and improvements. 

Zach Fonville