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Member Spotlight: Allison G.

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

It will be one year on May 1st. 

  1. What brought you into CFN?

I was at a point in my fitness journey where I plateaued and was finding myself leaving the gym not feeling like I had a great workout. So I reached out to coach Casey Wimberly about CFN and I just remember him asking, “Are you up for a challenge?” Little did he know, that’s exactly what I needed. 

  1. Tell us about your fitness/health background? (Did you play sports growing up? Try other gym settings? Workout at home?)

All of the above! I played multiple sports growing up and was on dance teams. It wasn’t until college I came to love long distance running and started learning about strength training and nutrition. I ran on my own every day and was in and out of different gyms doing my own thing. Fitness has been an important part of who I am for the past 19 years! 

  1. What are some changes you’ve noticed during your fitness journey at CFN (Physically, mentally, capabilities, daily life, etc.)

I’ve completely changed how I train. I have become more confident in my abilities. I try to slow down, and really try to focus on the correction of my form. (Thankful for awesome coaches on that one.) All of these things have had an emphasis on changing my muscle tone for the better, helping me have a better understanding of overall fitness, and believe it or not running a faster mile! 

  1. What is your favorite part of CFN?

My favorite part of CFN are the positive attitudes received by the coaches and other members. We all want to see each other succeed! Coaches are there to correct me when needed. It’s such a great, positive way to start my day! 

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

The challenge! CFN has me doing things I never thought I would do. The unknown is an amazing thing. There is still and always will be more to accomplish here. And that, I love. 

  1. If you could have one super power, what would it be?

I would love to heal disability’s and/or disease. I grew up with a disabled brother who was wheelchair bound. Growing up knowing he didn’t get the option to be active honestly kept me motivated. Why wouldn’t I want to strive to be better when I’ve been given the ability to do so? So bring on the super power of curing all in hopes that they would take advantage of it! 

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

CrossFit is more than a workout. It’s a lifestyle. It enhances your life in so many ways. Health, strength, discipline, athleticism, confidence, the list goes on. There are never any regrets for doing something to better yourself. 

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