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Feb

2016 February: Molly Zimmerlin

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I am… a human, being.
I like… red wine 🙂
I dislike… negative criticism
I eat… a strict vegetarian diet + lots of chocolate
I will… compete this year and place

Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc…
Hobbies include fine art, spending time with my 2 shepherds, kayaking and gardening. I am a college grad who is crazy enough to go back for my MBA this year. I am an account manager at Lexis Nexis and am opening up my own business this spring. I am married with 3 fur babies and live right here in Centerville, Ohio.

What brought you to Centerville CrossFit and CrossFit in general?

I played soccer and tennis in high school and became a runner after that. I stopped doing weights and ran 5-7 days a week for years. Injuries came shortly after so I needed a change. My roommate was doing CrossFit and he was getting results more quickly than what I was getting in years of only running. I went to 1 class that coach Spencer taught and was hooked. The CrossFit saga continues to this day. It will be 3 years this year.

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

I’ve achieved unassisted pull-ups. I got 15 double-unders, once. I clean and jerked 100% body weight. Although still a work in progress, I achieved walking on my hands. Most importantly,  I achieved more self confidence. New goals include muscle ups, and competing this year and placing.

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Snatches and cleans

What is your least favorite movement?

Also snatches and cleans

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

All things are difficult before they are easy.

It’s not about falling, it’s about getting back up.

Success is not a skill, it is a persistent attitude.

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

Ask yourself, “what is holding you back?” Your health is more important than any excuse you can think of. Do it for no one but yourself.

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?

The lack of intimidation of others in the box. When you walk in there, it is easy to feel that you are surrounded with like-minded people who have similar goals. The only intimidation there is, is what you’ve made up in your own head.

 

 

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May

May 2015: Beth Burnside

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CCF_baburnside_2I ama daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend, a daydreamer, a deep thinker, a goal seeker, and a chef. I am an extroverted introvert.

I likecoffee, sunshine and pickled beets.

I dislikeRod Stewart and the rodeo.

I eatmostly natural, fresh whole foods. However, I don’t deny myself anything. If I really want some mac n’ cheese with a side of cupcakes – I’m eating it.

I willlive my life in gratitude.

 

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

I am a native of Dayton and recently moved back into the area after 20 years away. I am thrilled to be home! Professionally, I am a clinical research manager. I both supervise and collaborate with a talented group of professionals dedicated to bringing cutting-edge investigational treatments to our local communities and making them available to our patients, especially for patient populations with little or no current treatment options. I am close with my family and very selective in my friendships. I have a sweet little cat named Nikki who I love dearly. As far as hobbies…CrossFit (duh!), catching live concerts, yoga, running, biking, reading, cooking, trying new restaurants, and attempting to keep plants and flowers alive in my yard.

 

What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general?

One of my sisters has been a CrossFit athlete for a few years and I have witnessed her positive mental and physical transformation into a happier, healthier version of herself. This sparked my curiosity for CrossFit in general.

I left a great bootcamp back in St. Louis and after relocating I was in need of finding a new program to call home. I have a competitive nature and thrive on the energy generated from group workouts and was ready to try the intensity of CrossFit. I started asking around and researching local programs for the right fit and found CCF. Centerville Crossfit has very quickly become my sanctuary for stress release, my safe place to go when I am looking my worst while fighting to do my best.

 

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

I am an active person and exercise has always been a part of my life. I came to CCF because I was sure I would get a good workout. After regularly attending classes for about six months, I found myself in the best shape I’ve been in for several years. I was not expecting that! The CrossFit program is a completely new fitness realm for me, so my current goal is to work to master the technical elements of the various movements, especially lifting weights and the gymnastics components.

 

What is your favorite movement?

I really like Toes to Bar and fully intend to master this movement.

 

What is your least favorite movement?

Box Jumps are terrifying, but I still do them.

 

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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

Trust the process. Trust the coaching team. The transformation is just as much mental as it is physical. I cannot express how deeply gratifying it feels to pick a barbell up off the ground, lift it over your head and then throw it down. Throw it down! Seriously. No seriously, just try it. I dare you not to love it!

 

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?

It’s not about where you are, it’s about who you are with and this is such a special group of people. I have high expectations, not only of myself, but of anyone training or teaching me, coaches and fellow athletes alike. I came to CCF to work hard and to learn and this community always rises to the occasion.

 

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Oct

October 2014: Brittani Sargent

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I am… Brittani Sarget

I like… laughing, a lot!

I dislike… The use of the “r” word or any word that is demeaning to a group of people.

I eat… mostly Paleo, I really try to adhere to the 80/20 rule most of the time and sometime I’m better at it than others and I really love ice cream 🙂

I will… always try to push myself outside of my comfort zone and encourage other to do the same.

 

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

I am a middle school multiple disabilities teacher. My students mean the world to me and I consider them my kids. I finished my master’s degree in April and currently I’m finishing my principal’s certification. Between that, CrossFit, and work, I don’t have much free time. With the little bit that I do have, I spend it with Billy, our families, and friends.

 

What brought you to Centerville CrossFit and CrossFit in general?

I started bootcamp in December 2011 after hearing about CrossFit from a friend in Columbus. I had lost some weight on my own and was looking for a way to “tone up” and bootcamp seemed less intimidating at the time. I literally used a 5 pound kettle bell when I started! I started doing CrossFit classes 6 months later and fell in love with it. In July, I signed up for the Tri-State Throwdown and decided to move to the advanced class and haven’t looked back!

 

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

In January of this year, I set a goal to get my first pull-up and did that my March with just a little extra practice. All summer I tried to hit a 140 pound squat clean and did it in the Throwdown. I try to set mini goals all the time. My most recent was kipping handstand push-ups and I did 15 in September. Now I’m looking at strict handstand push-ups and ring dips. I always want to improve my form and technique and I know I have a long way to go, but I’ve also come so far. My long term goal is to do a competition Rx.

 

What is your favorite movement?

Power Cleans!

 

What is your least favorite movement?

Snatch, overhead squat, burpees and running!

 

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.  – Mary Kay Ash

 

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

Just come! Don’t say you want to get in shape first, that will happen here. Don’t be discouraged! We all started somewhere. If you would have told me in Dec. 2011 that I would be where I am today, I would have literally laughed in your face.

 

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?

The people! I have met some of my best friends here. I have a group of girlfriends that I know  would do anything for me and I would do anything for them. We range in age from 25-45, some are married and some aren’t, some have kids and some don’t. We come from all different walks of life but our common factor is Centerville CrossFit. Without CCF, I would have never met these amazing women, and for that I forever thankful! #sappy #blessed #hadtothrowinsomehashtages

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Sep

September 2014: Anaka Davis

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I am … Anaka Davis

I like … yoga, CrossFit and humanity

I dislike … negativity

I eat … as close to paleo as possible, but then again Mexican is paleo right? Haha

I will … make a difference in this world with the time that I have been blessed with.

 

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

I am a yoga instructor and CrossFitter. I love fitness and I pretty much revolve my life around it. I bar tend at night and teach during the day. Anything that can be done outside is definitely my favorite. Music festivals and traveling could be considered my top hobbies.

 

What brought you to Centerville CrossFit and CrossFit in general?

One of my coworkers in Texas started up CrossFit and I immediately noticed the physical changes she made in months. I wanted to join and get stronger for arm balances and inversions in my yogic practice. I was also sick with cancer and needed a high intensity outlet to purge my sickness from my body.

 

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

I now know what proper lifting form looks like and I instill that in my daily workouts. Alignment and form are very important keys in yoga and also in lifting. Of course my PR’s have been really nice as well!

 

What is your favorite movement?

I am obsessed with snatching.

 

What is your least favorite movement?

Strict pull ups are pretty much the death of me, ha ha.

 

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

” An enlightened person is the richest person possible, but his richness comes from surrender, not from fight. He does not…he has not any conflict with the whole. He has fallen in harmony, he is in harmonia.” – OSHO

 

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

I cannot express my love for this box. Every single coach/trainer really knows what he/she is talking about. It isn’t about lifting heavy, it’s about form, progression, and patience. The gains come with the discipline that this sport calls for.

 

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?

The people are who I love the most. I love my CrossFit family. I love everyone here. They have supported me and have cheered me on the entire length of my journey, and it has only begun!

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Aug

August 2014: SAM FOWLER

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I am …  going to be a sophomore at The University of Kentucky.

I like … CrossFit!

I dislike … Running!

I eat … healthy foods!

I will … continue to CrossFit for as long as I can!

 

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

I played high school basketball, enjoy playing all sports. Love going to CrossFit every day. Studying business in school and looking forward to a second year at UK.

What brought you to Centerville CrossFit and CrossFit in general?

My high school basketball coach had the team do CrossFit workouts for our conditioning training and I immediately was hooked. After high school sports were over I wanted to continue CrossFit.

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

I have continued to get stronger on all of the movements. Goals for the future include learning new things about CrossFit, improving my form on lifts and movements, and competing in more competitions.

What is your favorite movement?

Squat Clean

What your least favorite movement?

Burpees

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.

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

Definitely give it a shot and don’t worry if you can’t do something, everything can be scaled. You will see results by doing CrossFit.

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit?

The motivating atmosphere day-in and day-out and the people that are there everyday.