Name: Hillary Hamp
How long you have been a member at CFSC:
It will be one year on June 18th!
How you got started at CFSC:
It was recommended by a friend. I moved to NC in January 2020 right before the pandemic, and was searching for a new routine in 2021. I told myself I would try CrossFit for at least 90 days – and it stuck!
Favorite CrossFit movement:
Rowing. I rowed crew in college, so the (relatively) shorter erg pieces in CF are usually fun for me
Least favorite CrossFit movement:
Probably power snatches, but I’m working on them!
Favorite healthy food/meal:
It’s not fancy, but plain Greek yogurt (Fage brand) with blueberries and almond butter.
Favorite part about CFSC:
Tied for coaches and community. The coaches have mastered ‘meeting you where you’re at’ while simultaneously pushing you to improve. I’ve learned so much in a year!
The community is positive, inclusive, and motivational. I would not be able to push myself so hard working out on my own. Shoutout to Jon Hayes for being welcoming and helpful when I took my very first group class last year. That inclusive spirit from so many people is a big part of what keeps me coming back.
Something we don’t know about you:
I’ve moved 6 times in the last ten years, for work and for grad school. (NYC, Michigan, New Jersey, Germany, back to Michigan, North Carolina!) This coming July will make North Carolina the longest I’ve lived in one place in a decade.
Words of wisdom for people who are new to CrossFit or interested in trying it:
Give yourself a timeline! If it feels very hard at first, commit that you’ll stick with it for 2, or 3, or 6 months. You don’t see changes from day to day but they accumulate over the course of a couple months, and you’ll discover the aspects of the workout that keep you coming back!
Name: Jerry Houston
How long you have been a member at CFSC: 3 ½ Months
How you got started at CFSC: Walking by the facility several days a week for exercise until I got the courage to walk in vs walk by.
Favorite CrossFit movement: Bench Press
Least favorite CrossFit movement: Overhead Squats (From Hell 😊)
Favorite healthy food/meal: Grilled Salmon/Broccoli
Favorite part about CFSC: Atmosphere/People/Coaches
Something we don’t know about you: I was in the US Navy on the USS Inchon and we participated in the Persian Gulf War’s “Liberation of Kuwait” campaign phase of 1990 and 31 August 1993
Words of wisdom for people who are new to CrossFit or interested in trying it: Keep an open mind, stay motivated, listen to the coaches, the workouts+ a better diet will do everything else. Be sure to say hi and always be welcoming to our workout family. Laugh & have fun!