Members of Inspiration – February 2023

Name: Shawna Hoole
Age: 37 (well until February 22 but I’m milking it as long as possible)
How long you have been a member at CFSC: February will be our 9th month!

How you got started at CFSC: We had been a part of another local CrossFit box but we were missing the community feel we had back in Massachusetts. We dropped in once and loved the coaches, athletes, and the overall feel- we were hooked!

Favorite CrossFit movement: That’s easy! Deadlifts or back squats and also rowing. 

Least favorite CrossFit movement: That’s even easier! Any time I have to go upside down or the bike. 

Favorite healthy food/meal: I really love turkey burgers with spinach cooked in them and a Greek yogurt and kosher dill pickle sauce on the side to dunk the burger into. I know it sounds… interesting… but it’s good I promise. 

Favorite part about CFSC: The community for sure. The support from the coaches and fellow athletes is seriously unmatched. I’ve been cheered on, pushed, inspired, humbled, and everything in between. The people here truly care about each other on a different level. I feel so lucky to be a part of that. 

Something we don’t know about you: Welp, I’m pretty much an open book but I don’t think people know that it is my life goal to be a cast member at a Disney park. Think I could pull off Louisa from Encanto?

Words of wisdom for people who are new to CrossFit or interested in trying it: It sounds cliche: but just keep coming; no matter what. Come through struggles, come when you’re discouraged, come when you’re sad or mad or the happiest you’ve ever been. Consistency matters and showing up is the hardest part of staying consistent. Showing up for yourself is the most important thing. 

Name: Greg Hoole
Age: 41
How long you have been a member at CFSC: Since June 2022

How you got started at CFSC: We weren’t seeing the results we wanted at another local box so we started looking around and found that CFSC seemed to have what we were looking for – we dropped in, confirmed our assumptions, and have loved it ever since.

Favorite CrossFit movement: Dumbbell Snatch

Least favorite CrossFit movement: Thruster

Favorite healthy food/meal: Homemade Burrito Bowl – chicken, rice, peppers, onions, jalapenos, greek yogurt, franks – could eat it all day, every day

Favorite part about CFSC: Community and coaching. Due to our schedules it’s not often that I am able to get into a class, but when I do it feels like I’ve never missed a beat.

Something we don’t know about you: Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 cancer. I went through four rounds of aggressive chemo. I lost my hair, my eyebrows, my eyelashes, and the ability to walk up stairs without gasping for breath. Since then, I’ve had clear scans and I have come back with a new mindset on life. Being sick has taught me to not take anything for granted. I make sure I stay healthy for myself, my wife, and my kids. I want to show my girls that you can go through hard things and come out stronger on the other side. That’s really what CrossFit means to me. You do the hard things, and feel great after.  

Words of wisdom for people who are new to CrossFit or interested in trying it: Just keep swimming. Keep showing up. Listen to the coaches. Some days will be harder, some days will be easier, but it is all for the right reasons. Future you will thank you.