The last Member of the Month for 2015 is one of our newer members, Sarah Heitmeier! We see a lot of Sarah at the Coop, and she's been working VERY hard! Congrats, Sarah!
Tell us about yourself!
I live in Portage with my husband, stepson, and daughter. I work for a company that focuses primarily on corporate wellness. I am part of a team that goes into client companies to perform biometric health screenings on their employees. I'm lucky to do this part time and stay at home with my daughter when I'm not working.
I've played soccer most of my life and without any organized adult opportunities in the area, I was looking for new ways to push myself physically (and mentally). My college roommate and her husband have been doing CrossFit for years and urged my husband and I to try it--so we did this summer!
What is your favorite movement and/or benchmark workout?
I guess I don't have a favorite movement, but I do have a least favorite...
What has been your biggest struggle?
I am hoping I get the hang of that darn snatch at some point!
What has been your biggest improvement?
Regaining and increasing my core strength after having a C-section has been tough. Thank goodness for all the core work!
What goals are you currently chasing?
I'm trying to master the arts of kipping pull ups and handstand push ups!
If you could design a workout, what would it be?
My favorite workouts have a little bit of everything. That way there's no time to get angry at any one particular move.
What is your favorite outfit to WOD in?
I WOD in anything that I don't mind getting sweaty and chalky!
How often do you talk about CrossFit?
Clay and I talk about CrossFit quite a bit--most days of the week!
Burpees: Love ‘em or hate ‘em?
Do you have a favorite moment or story about the Coop?
I don't have any favorite moments or stories in particular, but the exhausted, accomplished, triumphant feeling after a tough workout can't be matched.
What advice would you give a new PCC member?
I would encourage anyone looking for a supportive environment that allows you to continuously challenge yourself to give it a shot!