February Member of the Month

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Tell us about yourself! (family, occupation, hobbies, favorite foods, etc.)

I'm Sarah, I'm 27, and I'm a User Experience Researcher. I'm originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but I've also lived in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and San Francisco. I'll hit my two-year mark in Seattle in May. I live with my 4-year-old greyhound, Ruby, in Capitol Hill. Outside of work and working out, my interests include fashion, podcasts, music, and reading. My favorite food of all time is a food from my childhood: Skyline chili.

What inspired you to start CrossFit?

I've always considered myself an athlete – I played soccer growing up and did some long-distance running in college and afterwards – but when I moved to Seattle in 2017, I didn't really make fitness or my health a priority. A friend of mine had been doing CrossFit in San Francisco for several years, and it had really transformed him, so last year I thought I would finally give it a try! And now I'm in love.

What are your fitness goals?

My goals are really just to get in the gym 4 times a week and don't get injured. I know if I show up and do the work, PRs and improvements will happen. Last year I had to take a few months off to heal some injuries, so improving my mobility and recovery has been really my biggest priority lately.

What do you enjoy most about Emerald City CrossFit?

The people! I'm sure everyone says that... but it's true. Everyone I've met since the day I joined has been kind, welcoming, and helpful.

What advice do you have for new members?

Don't be afraid to ask questions or get help if something is unclear.

What message do you have for your gym family?

Thanks for being so friendly and supportive! If y'all weren't so great, I might not have stuck with it.