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September 2017 Athlete of the Month

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Check this awesome Q & A with our September 2017 Athlete of the Month Christine DeCollibus!

1. When did you start CrossFit and why?
I started CrossFit in May of 2014.  Craig had already joined and I kept saying I wanted to do it too because it looked like fun.  I was unable to join sooner because of my job but once I switched jobs I joined right away!  I love its competitive nature and can’t imagine ever going back to a conventional gym.
2. What time of day you come in?
Usually about 5 minutes late to the 5 or 6 pm :).  At one time I was a regular for the 6am…I miss those days!

3. What is one movement you hate and one you love?

Hate – Squat snatches
Love – Double unders now that I finally got them

4. Any big goal(s) set for the next year?
Stringing pull ups.  I finally got my first strict pull up in July and now I want more!
5. Tell us one fun fact about you.
I’m a huge spaz when it comes to riding a bike.  It is so bad even my 2 year old knows.  I tried to ride a bike with her in an attached toddler seat and she started yelling “Daddy do it.”
6. You were left on a deserted island. What one food and thing (i.e. book, music player, etc…) would you want to be left with?
Food – sandwiches – I love all sandwiches
Thing – TV – I can zone out in front of the TV all day
7. How has CrossFit helped you in sports? Life?
CrossFit has made me a better runner, I have more stamina and have improved my pace per mile.  In life it has given me less knee pain.  I have had issues with my knees since I was 13 and since I started CrossFit I’ve had less knee pain due to strengthening my legs.

8. How have workouts changed for you over the years?

I used to primarily do cardio.  Now I enjoy having some strength component in my workouts and have reduced my cardio only workouts to 1-2x a week.

Rate your skills: 1-10– 10 being your best.

Endurance – 9

Stamina – 10

Strength – 5

Flexibility – 1

Speed – 7

Agility – 3

Balance – 6

Accuracy – 4

Power – 2

Coordination – 8