2016 December: Rachel Abrams

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I am… a snowboarder, a trail runner, and a Gingerimg_2869

I like… Colorado, my Harley, shopping, and old country music.

I dislike… heights and bugs

I eat… mostly organic, lots of meat, lots of veggies, and sometimes chocolate & Jeni’s ice cream

I will… always be grateful


Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…

I moved to Centerville from Cincinnati about a year and a half ago to open the new Whole Foods Market. I am the Assistant Store Leader and have been with them for 7 years. My wife and I started at CCF just over a year ago. We have been married for 3 years. I get crazy ideas for a new adventure and she is always on board. We set goals together and provide one another with support and accountability. It’s an awesome feeling to hit your wall during a long run or want to give up on something and your partner knows exactly what to say to motivate you to keep going.


What brought you to Centerville CrossFit and CrossFit in general?

I got back into running and starting cycling about 5 years ago. Even though I was racking up the miles in both, I wasn’t seeing much improvement in my speed. I also had no upper body strength and I was starting to get a little bored with my same routine. I felt like I was working hard but not seeing any results. I came to CrossFit wanting to see results for my hard work.


What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones?

  • I have managed to shave 2+ mins off my mile, completed my first Duathlon, and I am 25 pounds lighter!
  • I am still working on my skills on the rig. TTB and pull ups and just getting better all-around at CrossFit
  • I also want to complete an Ironman 70.3 in 2017 and my first full Trail Marathon


What is your favorite movement?

Front Squats


What is your least favorite movement?

Snatches and DUs


What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

People who love and really care about you, do not accept you for who you are. They set you to a higher standard and expect only the best out of you.


Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining?

I had the misconception that I needed to get in shape before I joined CrossFit. That isn’t true at all. You get in shape doing CrossFit as long as you are willing to put in the work.

Also, I found CrossFit very intimidating at first. I wouldn’t come to certain classes if I couldn’t do a movement. I was worried there wouldn’t be a modification or I would do something wrong. I would compare what I couldn’t do, to what others could do. You have to learn to accept where you are and just try to get better every day. Working beside other athletes that are better than you, makes you stronger.


What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?

The coaches. They push me to work harder and move faster. They know my skill level and know when I can be doing more. It is also a great community. I have met some awesome people through CCF. I also love the person I am becoming since I joined CCF!

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