How you got started at CFSC: Ever since Kyra started doing CrossFit kids, which was over 8 years ago.
Favorite CrossFit movement: Deadlifts and kettlebell holds
Least favorite CrossFit movement: Snatches
Favorite healthy food/meal: Broccoli and steak-(Medium Rare)
Favorite part about CFSC: It’s a nice place to die for an hour of the day and know that you accomplished something every day.
Something we don’t know about you: Outside of CrossFit, I play soccer and I play as a goalkeeper.
Words of wisdom for people who are new to CrossFit or interested in trying it: It doesn’t matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch.
Name: Amy Cahall
How long you have been a member at CFSC: I celebrated 2 years this summer!
How you got started at CFSC: My friend, Amy Gamble, and I used to workout together. We met up at a local 5K & she said “we lift heavy weights like you used to talk about wanting to do”. I was super intrigued, but really set on being able to walk to my next gym. Then came rona, I got moved to working at home so my commute went away, many gyms were closing & CFSC stayed open- so I started under the tents!
Favorite CrossFit movement: My favorite movement is accomplishment with no harm (lol). My favorite programing is when we begin with a strength section & then a WOD after. I never remember what we did & when (shocking to many I’m certain), so being able to track progress & look back to determine what I should do today, is very helpful to non-crossfit people that happen to crossfit.
Least favorite CrossFit movement: Snatch
Favorite healthy food/meal: Carne Asada with rice and salad
Favorite part about CFSC: I think it’s a great mix of diverse people: personalities, lifestyles, backgrounds & interests. If you haven’t found “your people” here yet, keep talking to folks, because they probably exist!
Something we don’t know about you: I make great decisions under pressure & I’m not easily intimidated. Some opinions matter and many don’t. So I’ve bet on myself more often than I haven’t & feel very fortunate for being wired this way.
Words of wisdom for people who are new to CrossFit or interested in trying it: I mainly do this to be an active, functioning, self-sufficient old hag. I’m already a handful, can you even imagine my kids having to guide me daily through the most basic tasks by the elbow? Oh LordT, no way, we’d all be miserable. I do believe deeply that staying uncomfortable in all areas of life is highly beneficial. So if it feels awkward or uncomfortable for no real reason, don’t be a scaredy-cat (wink wink).