Although I joined BCF in November 2011 I would say I didn’t become truly dedicated until June 2012. At that point I decided to commit to training 3-4 days a week, and I immediately began to see improvement in my athletic performance. Once I began regularly attending Olympic Lifting classes I also saw my lifts improve and I became more comfortable with these complex movements. To say the least, I was hooked on BCF! Of course the reason I kept coming back was because of the awesome people and the amazing coaches, seriously we have such an amazing community.
In March 2015 I had a new goal, which was to continue CrossFit through my entire pregnancy. I still remember telling Mike once I found out I was expecting, he immediately gave me a high five, and let me know that we would make a plan to modify the workouts as needed. All of the coaches were so helpful while I navigated this new terrain, especially the lovely Dawna. It really shouldn’t have surprised me that my water broke mid-workout, but I knew that I was physically prepared thanks to Crossfit. My c-section recovery was definitely easier because of Crossfit, and I couldn’t wait to get back to the gym just to move.
Every single athlete at BCF is an inspiration, and I love the fact that we can cheer each other on to push just a bit further every day. The 4:30 and 5:30 class are always filled with a great group of athletes and I thank you all for pushing me, especially Book Club! In 2016 I look forward to setting some new PRs and maybe even getting a bar muscle-up : )