Member Spotlight and Thrusters!
Today’s Member for our Spoghtlight is Arienne Prange. You’ll know her if you attend the 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm classes, and will have seen her completely shred a WOD like a rockstar, but how well do you really know her? Read on below to see what she’s all about!
Take it away AP!
Started Crossfit: March 2012
Why I choose Crossfit: I started CF last year at the urging of a friend. My initial thought was “How could this be all that different than going to the gym?” My question was answered immediately: Crossfit is NOTHING like going to the gym. I did yoga regularly, went to the gym daily, and taught exercise classes. It only took one CF class to realize that my perspective on fitness was so off the mark. I taught abs classes and yet my abs were so sore for the first few months after starting CF that I couldn’t even get out of bed (I had to roll myself out). I couldn’t do a single pull-up when I started CF and had never climbed a rope in my life.
The exercise alone, however, is not what keeps me coming back. CF offers a unique physical and mental challenge that is unlike anything I experience in my regular daily activities. Every WOD leaves me feeling not only a little stronger than the day before but I also walk away with a renewed sense of perseverance, patience and purpose, not to mention greater clarity about my limitations and my capabilities. I also love the camaraderie, support and positivity found in the CF community (plus a healthy does of competition keeps me on my toes).
I have found that Crossfit builds character and each and every workout is about integrity: it doesn’t matter if you score the highest, lift the most weight, or finish first or last. What matters is that you finish and you finish strong.
Other Hobbies: fly fishing, spending time at the ocean, and pretty much any outdoor pursuit.
Go-To WOD Song: Ever changing but today I’d say Pursuit of Happiness (Kid Cudi)
Thanks Arienne! Your dedication and work ethic are a credit to all of us here!
Thrusters – Find 3 RM
Power Snatch 135/95
Over head Squats 135/95
2013 09 26