Athlete Spotlight!

Athlete Profile: Marie M.

Hometown: Hudson Falls, NY

Age: 42

When did you first start CrossFitting? September 2014

When did you first start training at UPCF? September 2014

What's your favorite workout? I like endurance workouts

What's your least favorite workout? My least favorite is finding my max on anything

Tell us about your sports and fitness background: I've been active at least 3 days a week since the birth of my now 9-year-old child.  I did a variety of classes and home systems, I also did classes with a TRX.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? My church minister and some members became involved in CrossFit.

Take us back to your first workout... what was it and how did you feel? I can't remember exactly what the first workout was, but I remember being sore and impressed because I thought I was in pretty good shape and didn't expect it to be so difficult.

What sorts of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit? I have much more muscle definition.  I'm doing things with weights and a barbell that I thought I was too old for.  I FEEL way stronger.

What sorts of changes have you experienced in your life after starting CrossFit that were unexpected? It helped with my self-esteem.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit or Underwood Park CrossFit moments! I love when we do workouts with a big group. The energy and emotions can be so big. I love when we cheer each other on.

Any advice for people just getting started? Power through and take any defeats in stride.  Soon enough you will be doing things you never thought you could!

What are your hobbies, interests, and/or talents outside of CrossFit? I love spending any time with my family that I can.  We hike, go to the beach, and have huge family dinners every Sunday.

Thank you, Marie!