Where: At our new downtown Columbia store inside Carolina CrossFit, 1825 Laurel Street, Columbia
Let all your friends know about this. We will have a raffles for free shoes, apparel and accessories (no purchase necessary).
You do not need to be a member of Carolina CrossFit to shop at our store; we are open to the public.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
Most people don’t know that I was born and grew up in Japan. My parents were working with the church there so all three of us kids lived there from the time we were born until we left for college. We did come back to the States about every four years but I still consider Japan home since I spent my childhood there. Fun fact, the first time I remember coming to the U.S. was when I was seven. And for those that are wondering, no, I am not ethnically Japanese (in case you missed the blonde hair and blue eyes clue).
Also, (bonus not-so-well-known-fact) I am an aunt!! The adorable little guy in the picture is my nephew. What a cutie!
What music can we find currently playing in your car?
I usually listen to the radio in my car and enjoy most any genre of music, depending on my mood. But put me in my room at home and I’ll probably be dancing to a mix between Bastille, Of Monsters and Men, Mumford and Sons, Walk Off the Earth, Imagine Dragons, Black Keys, and Arctic Monkeys. And some Rihanna and Kesha when I really got my groove on (as in when I have to clean).
What current things are you working toward when it comes to your health, training, career or personal life?
Training wise I’m just working on becoming stronger and getting better at my olympic lifts (Barbell Club plug: It’s awesome and you need it in your life).
In my personal life I am working towards moving back overseas sometime in the near future to work. Plans are coming together but they’re still in progress and it’s a lot of work!
Tell us about your most memorable workout from CCF
Like everybody else says, most every CrossFit workout is memorable in it’s own way. However I have yet to have the pleasure of puking or passing out during a workout (although I have definitely felt like it a couple of times). I do remember one time at the old box when we did a partner WOD and the last part was three 200m farmer’s carry and then when everyone had finished with that it was three 200m sprints. The RX weight for the farmer’s carry was a lot heavier than I was used to but I wanted to try it. So by the time I got to the last 200m I was dead last. So last they had already started on the sprints. Together. Without me. I crossed the line with my kettlebells just as my partner was finishing her first sprint so I put down the kettlebells and took off. On my last sprint I was the only one left (again) and when I finished I collapsed on the ground, rolling around on the asphalt, and was pretty sure I was going to die. But I had used every last ounce of anything I had in me and was proud of myself for pushing that hard.
Greatest accomplishment -
Well, I don’t know I’ve really accomplished anything “great” in my life so far. My nephew is a pretty great thing, but I didn’t really have anything to do with that. I did make it through school, though. And I HATED school; sitting still while listening to someone lecture for an hour and a half? Kill me now. So graduating from college was a pretty wonderful accomplishment!
What would you tell someone who is interested in Training with CCF?
Do it! The coaches are incredible, the community is phenomenal, and the workouts are a blast (you know, once it’s over; if you didn’t die). I seriously look forward to it everyday and it is worth all the time, money, and pain you put in. So if you’re not sure about coming, do like I did and just try it out for a month and see how it goes. You’ll be so glad you did.
The primary purpose for the programming of this group is for developing a strong overall fitness base. Fitness encompasses many different areas including; cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, accuracy, skill adaptation, and with emphasis on the basic understanding of “how” to train. Basically you are learning how to perform Fundamental movements safely and correctly.
Remember when I asked last week what are the reasons you choose a fitness program? Above is the description we use to describe what our “Fitness” Program is. I could go in to great depths as to why everyone should start here but, you don’t have all day. So, I will sum it up in to a few principles I have learned of the years in coaching.
I will dig further into these principles over the course of time. Stay tuned!!