For those of you who do not know CPA, she has been an CrossFit Empower member for three years.  She is also one of the friendliest people you can work out with. As a coach it has been awesome to get to know her and watch her triumph and overcome challenges in and out of the gym. Here is a little interview to introduce you to someone who is Clearly Pretty Awesome:

What brought you to Empower?
I had heard good things about CrossFit from a close friend; at the same time, I had walked past CrossFit Empower many times, so I felt that I just had to try it.

What was your first impression? How has it changed?
My first impression was that CrossFit Empower was very friendly, and not at all intimidating.  And that has not changed after 3 years.  Everyone here is encouraging to athletes of all skill levels.  The more accomplished athletes give me helpful ideas, which I really appreciate.

What was your First Bright spot (break through or proud accomplishment)?
My first bright spot was doing an overhead squat with a bit of weight.  I had never done barbell weights before I came here.  And even with a light weight, an overhead squat is a really challenging move for me. 
I want to add another bright spot, which was kicking up to a handstand against the wall. It has been 40 years since I did anything of that sort!

What are you working on now?
I am working on getting a pull up.  I am getting pretty close.

What is your favourite Empower memory?
My favourite memory is the first time I participated in the Twelve Days of Christmas.  I had no idea what to expect.  I honestly cannot remember having so much fun even when working so hard!  It was really nice to be cheered on by so many other people in the room.

Thank you again to CPA for taking the time to let us hear more about her story. We are all excited for that first pull up coming soon. Happy training!

The Touch