1) How did you hear about the gym originally?
Through the Winter Warrior Program at Fleet Feet back in 2014. Then a friend that I run with did OMT earlier this year and I realized I desperately needed a change in my workouts and seeing her progress inspired me.
2) Were you most interested in Private Training, CrossFit/Just Results classes or the Operation Muffin Top Bootcamp?
Definitely the OMT, I needed to be accountable to someone and the program gives you that.
3) What were your initial reasons for joining and have those reasons changed?
Initially for OMT, but now trying the different classes and realizing what my body is capable of doing the workouts my outlook changed. I am still in the learning stages of a lot of movements, but with practice and determination I hope I will continue to improve.
4) How long have you been a member at Carozza Fitness?
3 ½ months.
5) What is your favorite exercise? Why?
Learning the ring muscle ups (with a modification) and handstand pushups are top of my list right now! I enjoy when running is added into the workouts as well, I feel like I am getting stronger while still having a focus on the cardio.
6) What is your least favorite exercise and why?
Snatches. I am still learning how to figure out the movements and not make a fool of myself!
7) What has been your biggest accomplishment since starting at CF?
Getting stronger and feeling better about my body. I have always been good about getting the cardio done, but lacked at the strength training. This has given me a new perception on what I am capable of doing.
8) How many days per week do you work out at Carozza Fitness?
Classes 5-6 times a week. I tend to sign up for more running races and biking activities than I probably should, but having these activities to train for keeps me motivated!
9) What movement are you still struggling with and what are you doing to fix it?
The rope climb! Trying to practice how my feet wrap around the rope to remove the excess slack. The list is much longer, but the skills and drills classes are helping me understand and improve!
10) What’s your favorite color?
11) How has your nutrition changed since joining CF?
I thought I was managing what I was eating, but this past summer I got off track and OMT was exactly what I needed to get me back in-line. I was already on a gluten free diet so I thought the paleo diet would not be a drastic change. It made me re-assess what I was eating and allowed me to be creative with recipes and try new things.
12) What motivates you daily?
As awful as this sounds, I do not come from a family with “skinny genes”. For years I always wonder why some people can eat whatever they want and I look at food and gain weight. It did not seem fair to me, but it is reality. My motivation stems from wanting to be in good shape and not be sedentary. Also, the feeling after a good workout always makes me excited for what is to come the next day and how I can improve.
13) What advice would you give to someone who might be hesitant to join Carozza Fitness?
Do not let your fear get in the way and realize it is ok to step out of your comfort zone. Since day one of walking through the door I have felt welcome and encouraged to do my best.
14) What would you like your UNICORN name to be?
Forget-Me-Not Buttercup. I am so not creative but google has a unicorn name generator. (Forget-Me-Not is mischievous and nosey, Buttercup is a little crazy). JodiO will work just fine though!
What is CrossFit?
Crossfit is a class based fitness regime, designed to promote a physical exercise philosophy based on functional movements at high intensity. The challenging and supportive gym environment incorporates interval training, Olympic lifting, plyometrics and gymnastics. The aim of each daily workout is to improve cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. With the expertise of the experienced trainers, all stretches, movements and exercises will be thoroughly demonstrated and explained before every workout begins. Each trainer will work with an individual both in class and one on one, to understand their strengths and weakness and to help modify any workout to accommodate all of our member’s needs.