March's Member of the Month is one of our long time members back from the Foundry days, Judy Syens! As you'll see in her answers, Judy works hard to make time for CrossFit and loves challenging herself... just a few of the reasons why she's a great fit!
Tell us about yourself!
I am newly married to my best friend Jason, and we have 4 kids. I work part time here in town at the Sheila Link Agency (American Family Insurance). My activity interests are CrossFit and Triathlons, and I have also found a new love for riding on the back of my husband's Harley Davidson!
I want to say I started CF in 2009 when my friend asked me to CF with her. I had no idea what it was but once I started, I knew I would never go back to traditional weight lifting. My life is too busy to have a leg day, shoulder/arm day, etc...
What is your favorite movement and/or benchmark workout?
Clean and jerk would be my favorite movement, but you never want to miss snatch day!
What has been your biggest struggle?
Life...There are things that have happened (good and bad) that prevented me from CrossFitting for periods of time, and getting back on the saddle sucks!
What has been your biggest improvement?
I have seen improvement in all my lifts thanks to great coaching and logging my workouts (Thanks Ben! I never wrote workouts down prior to meeting Ben.)
What goals are you currently chasing?
Walking handstands, double unders (errr), and increasing the weight on my bar!
If you could design a workout, what would it be?
It would have HSPU, C&J, and burpees.
What is your favorite outfit to WOD in?
Luluemon bottoms and tanks.
How often do you talk about CrossFit?
Daily (you have to ask your husband what the workout is for the next day).
Burpees: Love ‘em or hate ‘em?
Love hate relationship!
Do you have a favorite moment or story about the Coop?
Meeting some of my greatest friends!
What advice would you give a new PCC member?
Don’t get overwhelmed; CF takes time and practice! More than likely you will be CrossFitting the rest of your life! Oh and don’t forget to log your workouts because you will love looking back at the progress you've made.