San Diego, CA
Black Swan (or for comfort: any early 00s hit like Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, or Charlie’s Angels).
What do you do for a living?
I am a mental health case manager at DESC, and I work with the chronically homeless and formerly homeless residing within our local community.
I have an extensive array of houseplants. Also, within the first couple months of joining EBCF, I got my partner Vikram to join the gym as well!
When/where did you start CrossFit?
After watching a bunch of very fit (badass) women do their own stunts on ‘Birds of Prey’, I thought I’d join my nearest CrossFit gym in San Diego… in February 2020. I finished all my onramp courses in March of that year, and you can guess what happened next. 🙁
What brought you to EBCF?
Well, sometime after moving to Seattle mid-pandemic, I mustered up the courage to give CrossFit another try. EBCF instantly caught my eye because it was only a short walk away from my apartment (location, location, location!). So after my second vaccine in April 2021, I booked my first onramp.
What is the most significant change whether it be social, physical, mental, etc you have experienced since joining EBCF?
I was finally able to make some progress in my lifts, thanks to the coaches’ careful instruction, attention to form, and constructive feedback. Since joining EBCF, I have not encountered any of the repetitive injuries that used to keep me from progressing. I am finally setting new personal records again, and I have the coaches to thank for that!
What is your favorite thing about EBCF?
Definitely the community: the sense of camaraderie and mutual encouragement of one another is just lovely.
What are your goals/aspirations here for the next year?
Oh, you know, what everyone else wants… more muscle, less body fat. I want to fit into all the clothes I was able to fit in, pre-pandemic! Also, as a party trick, I want to be able to perform not one, not two, not three, but MANY a strict pull-up. Preferably one-handed.
Fav/least favorite movements?
I have much love for the back squat. We’ve come a long way.
Wall balls hurt my feelings. No offense, but skipping a workout that involves >50 wall balls is SELF-CARE.
Favorite hobby/activity (non-CrossFit related)?
What is one thing we don’t know about you?
I have a lovebird named Starburst. She’s really rude, though. I would not be surprised if she has an undiagnosed personality disorder.