May Member of the Month: Corina

Another month has come and gone already, so it's time to name the Member of the Month. This time around we wanted to recognize an individual who the coaching staff has noticed significant improvements in all areas of their fitness. 

Sometimes, its the quiet ones who surprise you. Maybe that's because they don't stand out in the group as much because of some of the louder personalities. And then one day they catch your attention and you say "WHOA when did so and so get so good all of a sudden" 

I feel like that happened for me with Corina. I don't always coach the 9am class which is when Corina normally comes in to WOD, so maybe that's why she was flying under my radar. We specifically asked Corina to give us a little more detail in her responses this month, because we felt her journey into Crossfit is very similar to a lot of people who may feel that this isn't for them or have some reservations about starting. 

The first step is just walking in the door, and over time everything else starts to get easier and easier as long as you put in the effort. Thanks for being a great source of motivation for others around you Corina.

1. How long have you been doing Crossfit?

I first joined Transitions in November. I had visited a few crossfit gyms in oakville before meeting Paul, who was busy building jump boxes on his lunch break. From the moment I walked in , I felt welcomed and that there was a genuine interest in my fitness goals.  After the initial first few weeks of nervous anticipation(dread), I soon learned that the whole atmosphere was something that I had never encountered at a gym before.  Paul and Adam have created  an environment of co-operation, encouragement, paticipation and community, not to mention a healthy dose of humour. I love the fact that you are working out with a group, but at the same time your workout is individualized to your fitness level. The coaches are always watching for proper technique to minimize potential for injury, and accommodating for those with limitations. I just cannot say enough about this gym. It is by far the best experience I have ever had and the only place where I can feel and see the results.

2. Name your favourite/least favourite movements? 

I must say it is a love/hate relationship with all the movements. I hate how it feels while actually doing the movement, but love how I feel afterwards. The absolute worst move is doing burpees while coach Boss is eating bacon and eggs with ketchup out of a styrofoam container. (just kidding). My favourite move is the wall walk.

3. What are the biggest changes that you have noticed since you joined Transition Crossfit?

         The biggest change I have seen since joining Transition Crossfit is definitely strength.  I feel a real sense of accomplishment each time I can lift something heavier or do something longer. It feels good not to flop to the ground after doing one pathetic push up. Now I can do 10 mediocre push ups that I feel proud of because I know in 6 months I will be progress to 10 outstanding ones.

4. Favourite benchmark workout.

My favourite benchmark workout is the back squat because if I fall over, I don't have far to go and it's one of the only moves I can remember without a demonstration. 

5. Name three goals or weaknesses that you would like to improve on in the next 3/6/12 months.

In three months I hope to be able to do a handstand and hold it for 10-20 seconds

In six months I hope to be able to do a pull up of some sort

In twelve months I hope to have arms like Oby. (GIRL, YOUR ARMS ARE AWESOME)