Tiffin Hubbard

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Tiffin Hubbard is our August Athlete of the Month.  Since starting our 50’s on Fire class in March Tiffin has lost over 50 pounds.  He is committed and in the gym almost every day.  CrossFit really changes people’s lives—Tiffin is a great example of that.  

Here is what he has to say about CFC:

 

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When did you startCrossFit?
I started CF March 3, 2018

I had been invited a few times by Chuck Eastman, but declined.  
Then I saw the 50's on Fire class announcements on my Facebook feed and signed up. (A big thanks to Brenda Jo for starting that class)

Since March I have lost 50 lbs.  I feel so much better.  I am having trouble keeping up with the changes in sizes of what I wear.

 

Favorite/least favorite movements:
I have lots of least favorite movements, but overhead squats is probably the worst.
Favorite movement is sitting down in front of the fan when a WOD is over.

Favorite part of CF:
There are three that stand out.
1. The team work attitude of encouragement.
2. The changing work out routine.
3. The coaches I learn something different from each one of them.

Long term goals: 
Back to the least favorite movements there are several I still want to get, and after visiting the competition last Saturday I want to do one at some point. 

Advice for anyone considering CrossFit:
One of my big concerns was being able to do the workouts, but the way that each movement can be scaled to fit your ability is huge, so regardless of your skill level you can still die on the floor at the end. 

Brian Beard

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Brian Beard is our Athlete of the Month for July.  

Brian has been a member of CFC for four years and recently became our new owner with his wife Merissa.  But that isn’t why he is athlete of the month…lol!

 

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Brian has always been an amazing athlete—most things come fairly easy to him.  He’s recently decided to attack his weaknesses and become friends with the rower.  He has pushed himself in WOD’s and has seen the results he is looking for. 

We are thankful for Brian’s leadership and example at CFC and look forward to seeing where this journey takes him!  

Robbie Sons

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Our June Athlete of the Month is Robbie Sons.

Robbie is one of our most consistent members in the 11:30 am class and her hard work has paid off! She participated in the Open this year and showed us all that she has been sandbagging her workouts in the gym because she killed it! Robbie has recently gotten pull-ups, TTB, and double unders.  She doesn’t like the attention but we love shining the spotlight on her smiling face!  :)

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How long have you been Crossfitting?
1 ½ years

What made you start CF?  
I wanted to try something different that would hold me more accountable and push me. Before Crossfit, I had only ever done group exercise classes where we never lifted over 30 pounds. I started with the Crossfit bootcamp that was held on the Acxiom Campus, then Kevin talked our group in to coming to the Crossfit gym.

What changes have you seen since starting CF? 
I’m getting stronger 😊 As far as physical changes, I have lost around 12 pounds and a little over 2% body fat.

What is your favorite/least favorite movement?
Favorite: burpees and squats
Least Favorite: Running

What is your favorite part of CF Conway?
I really enjoy the group that I work out with. Everyone is always encouraging and pushes you a little further than you thought you could go.

What are your long term goals?
To do a STRICT PULLUP and to be able to lift above my body weight in all movements.

What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF?
Don’t go to just one class. Make a commitment to go for a few weeks before you decide if it’s for you or not.

Jennifer McNeal

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Our February Athlete of the Month is Jennifer McNeal.  

Jennifer had three babies in two years. A few months after she delivered her twins she decided to lose the weight she had gained.  When she puts her mind to something she is all in!  She started eating better, counting macros, and coming to the box whenever she could.  She has lost 75lbs and looks amazing - but more importantly she is STRONG!  She also recently figured out double unders so she is ready for the Open 2018!  

Good luck Jennifer - we are cheering for you!

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How long have you been Crossfitting?
I joined CFC Feb 2014, but I started doing CrossFit November 2013 at a box in North Little Rock. 

What made you start CF? 
I was attending a bootcamp program during the summer of 2013 in Little Rock that was being held at a CrossFit box and saw the women doing all these amazing things that I had never done and never dreamed of being able to do! I knew from that moment that I wanted to try CrossFit and I’ve been hooked ever since! :) 

What changes have you seen since starting CrossFit?
There are so many!!! Not only has my strength improved, but also my metal health! I feel like I’ve been on a rollercoaster for the past 4 years from getting married in 2014, having my 3 babies from 2015 to 2017, losing my dad in 2017, and CrossFit has been my constant!

After having Henry and Scarlett in March 2017, I started suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety. My anxiety was so bad that it felt impossible to even step foot out of my house most days. When I returned to CrossFit in July 2017, I could only go one day a week, and I couldn’t even attempt to take all 3 kids there by myself. Now you will see me there 4 days a week most weeks lugging 2 car seats and herding a toddler! This has been HUGE for me!!! Thank you CFC for helping me find myself again!!! 

What is your favorite/least favorite movement?
Favorite: Ah there are so many now! Double unders, sled pulls, farmers carry, and all the Olympic lifts! 
Least Favorite: BURPEES...UGH! My body just isn’t designed to do them efficiently LOL. Also, lunges! Together my legs are strong, but individually they’re like a newborn foal’s legs trying to walk for the first time. 

What is your favorite part of CF Conway?
Short answer the people! Long answer the coaches that always have my best interest and won’t let me do anything that would cause me to injure myself, but will push me to reveal my new potential. The class that always makes me feel like I’m on a team. Of course the childcare that keeps my babies safe and allows me to have my mommy time! 

What are your long term goals? 
Continue to get stronger, this year be able to do pull-ups, lose 30 more pounds and finally be able to stop focusing on trying to lose weight. I would also like to eventually take the Level 1 Certificate course. 

What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF?
To just try CrossFit! It’s not for everyone, but you won’t know until you try it! Everything can be modified to your fitness level. 

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:

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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. 

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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.