The school year is right around the corner and there are new faces graduating from private training with Fight Gone Bad every week. Who have you met lately? Be sure to make them feel welcome, challenge them, and have some fun. This week I had the privilege to coach Lauryn Z. through Fight Gone Bad and graduate her into our group classes. Watch out 6am crew because she’s coming for you! Keep an eye out for her tomorrow morning!
I am a mom to two kids, ages 3 and 1, and an assistant professor at a local graduate school. I teach and do research focused on language and cognition in people who have sustained brain injuries. I have been a distance runner since I was a teenager, and enjoy other endurance sports and pretty much anything that gets me outdoors.
Why did you join CrossFit Boston?
Two words: my husband. He joined over a year ago and has loved it, and gotten in the best shape he’s been in in years. With two kids plus working outside the home, it’s hard to find the time and willpower to work out. Crossfit sounded really motivating, and some of the activities, like rope climbing and rowing, sounded fun. I wasn’t that excited about weight lifting, but I’ve learned to appreciate the importance of technique and that makes it more interesting. Finally, I realized that running alone is not enough to maintain well-rounded fitness as I get older.
What are some of your goals for this year?
My main goal is pretty simple: stay committed to going to CrossFit at least twice a week, plus running regularly. I’m sure once I’m in group classes I’ll come up with some more specific targets for particular workouts or skills.
What are you looking forward to once you graduate to group classes?
I’m looking forward to getting to know other people who regularly attend classes. It seems like a fun bunch of people. Most of all, I’m looking forward to occasionally finding someone to watch the kids so my husband and I can go to class together!