AND THE DO WORK AWARD GOES TO… ROISIN!

Each month we nominate one person who exudes the attitude and work ethic of a true CrossFitter. This month we voted for Roisin because she works great with all types of people, has developed skills through hard work and practice (strict pull-ups!), kicked ass in all of the Challenges and always has a smile on your face and kind words for other members.  It’s having members/friends like you that remind us why we opened this business in the first place.

Why did you join CrossFit Stamford? 
Johnnie introduced me to it because I needed self-competitive, ever-changing exercise to stay motivated to get back into shape after having 2 kids with the ongoing goal of lifelong health and fitness.

What is your favorite movement? Thrusters

What is your least favorite movement?
Kipping pull-ups continue to be my nemesis, but I am still trying

What is the best thing about CrossFit Stamford? 
It has changed my entire life. I swear by the principles of The Challenge and combining that with the community of coaches and friends here makes it everything I need to stay fit.

Most memorable moment?
When the Thrusters/Double Unders RX came up in this year’s Open, I was awake for hours the night before because I was pretty sure I could do it but was terrified because I wasn’t even in the Open. And then I did it with Prita the next morning and actually finished it with a respectable time. I was on an absolute high for the entire weekend and haven’t felt that way since competitive sports in college.

What are your fitness goals 3 months & 1 year from now?
In 3 months I want to see more strength up by resuming at least 3 times a week at the gym. I was able to get to 4 strict pull-ups with that plan and would like to add a few more. 1 year from now I’d love to have the strength + technique to be able to do kipping pull-ups and T2B so I can start focusing on RX in the workouts.

What is your favorite Challenge friendly food? What do you eat when you give into a craving?
Steak with potatoes, butter and any kind of vegetables is my fav Challenge food. Wine is my non-compliant passion.

What advice would you give a potential new member?
Don’t worry about becoming a pro CrossFitter on Day 1. If you can remain consistent, listen to the coaches, and just try, the strength and ability and muscle memory come together over time – and it will change your body. And do the Challenge – DO IT – it rounds out the rest of the formula for a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

A celebrity joins the gym, who do you hope it is and why?
The Rock – such a motivating, hard worker and a happy, grateful person. Would love to be around that vibe.

Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I LOVE organizing. Give me a messy room or space and I’ll organize it as a form of therapy. If I had more time, I’d be organizing the dumbbells every day 🙂

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