Member Spotlight: Melanie G.

  1. How long have you been a member of CrossFit Northland?

About 10 years ago a co-worker encouraged me to try out this new CrossFit gym. He said it was really challenging but fun. So several months after Crossfit Northland opened, I decided to give it a try. I may not have been able to move my arms for a few days after that initial class but I was immediately hooked. In 2013, I had an accident which left me unable to exercise for a while so I left the gym for a couple of years but always knew I would come back.  Best decision I ever made was coming back a few years ago!

  1. What is your favorite thing about CrossFit Northland?

The CFN community ROCKS!  I love how everyone is always encouraging each other during a WOD. CrossFit Northland coaches are the BEST! They know everyone by their first name and take the time to get to know you — What are your weaknesses, what are your strengths, etc.  I especially appreciate the coaches going over the proper weightlifting techniques before we actually do the workouts.  Plus, they are going to give you that extra push to go a little heavier when you just don’t think you have it in you to do.

  1. What motivates you and keeps you coming back for more week after week?

I think one of my biggest motivators is me. I’m 60 years old and I’m always striving to improve.  I may not be able to keep up with the younger members in the square next to me but THAT’S OKAY! It’s me against myself. I want to be able to continue to do this as long as possible.

  1. Why is exercising important to you?

You know that old saying “Age is just a number”?  Well, it’s true.  I don’t feel my age and I definitely don’t act it most of the time!  CrossFit is helping me stay young and healthy.

  1. What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone that is considering joining a CrossFit gym

Be adventurous and give it a try!  If it ends up not being your thing then at least you can say you gave it a shot.

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