AllSport CrossFit Success Story: Susanne C.
How long have you been CrossFitting? — 6 mos
What is your occupation? — Managing Director Associate and Marketing Coordinator for Bernstein Global Wealth Management.
Where are you originally from? — Sweden
Where did you hear about AllSport CrossFit? Through the owners 🙂
How have you seen yourself change – mentally or physically – since being a part of ASCF? Mentally I’m coping with work/life stress in a different and much better way. I’m happier and have more patience. Physically-I’m keeping up with my young daughter, work and everyday life without always feeling exhausted.
What was your starting weight at ASCF and how much do you weigh now? Last time I stepped on a scale was over a decade ago so I honestly don’t know. But I have lost two dress sizes since starting with ASCF.
What is your favorite movement? — don’t laugh, but I like DUs. It’s the one and only time I get to “shine” a little. And it feels really great to be able to do something well and have others ask you for pointers. I also like push ups for the absolute opposite reason. I’m not good at it but like the challenge and to see the improvement.
What is your least favorite movement? — hands down BURPEES. Does anyone really like those? Seriously?
What has been your favorite WOD so far? — “American Ninja” and partner WODs.
What has been your least favorite WOD ? — tie between “Dustin’s Hangover” and “Ned Nederlander”.
What do you like best about AllSport CrossFit? The coaches, they make the box what it is. All of you are so encouraging and you know your stuff. Every move gets fine tuned each day.
What are some of your goals that you have for yourself in the next year? —
1: Get slimmer for sure.
2: I’ve always wanted definition in my arms, something I’ve never been able to achieve but I feel with CrossFit I finally have a chance.
3: Be able to do unassisted pull ups.
4: And finish my WODs quicker, the strength is there just not the speed.
How do you see CrossFit as different from other programs?— for me it’s been results. Here’s something that does work! There are no gimmicks, you show up, work hard and that’s it! It’s challenging and always a different routine. I like the fact that you can have one component you are really good at followed by one you are not so good at in the same WOD. Plus it’s like having a personal trainer at each and every workout. Not to mention the camaraderie amongst the members. It’s very refreshing to have a place where women are encouraged to lift and get some muscles.
Did you think a sport of elite fitness would ever be for you? — certainly not in my late 30s.
How can other people relate to your story? — I’m just an average person, not some super fit made for the magazines Wonder Woman. I’m just like everyone else, I have a family, job, house and the everyday challenges they bring.
What is something that others may not know about you? I was a professional tennis player in my younger days.