Carissa – January 2024 Reformer Of The Month

Congratulations to Carissa for being our Janurary Reformer of the Month!

Interview with Carissa

How long have you been in CrossFit?

I have been doing CrossFit for 5.5 years, I’ve been at Reform for 2 years.

How did you come across CrossFit?

My sister Chantelle was doing CrossFit up in Seattle, and when I went to visit her she made me try it out. Then my brother and I decided to start doing CrossFit together.

What are your favorite movements/lifts? What are your least favorite? Any recent PR’s you would like to mention?

My favorite movements are handstand pushups, power cleans, and split jerks. My least favorite lift/movement is snatches.

What is one goal you would like to set for yourself regarding CrossFit?

The goal I’ve had for a while is to do 1 muscle up.

Do you have a favorite girl or hero WOD?

DT is my favorite

Where are you from?

I grew up in Lake Forest, sooooo far away haha

If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?

Teleportation, I get motion sickness and wish to never get on a boat or plane again.

If you were granted 3 wishes, what would they be?

to have a garage, idk… I guess I dont have 3 wishes haha

If you could host a dinner party with any 3 people dead or alive, who would you have attend?

Taylor Swift, My sister Chantelle, Rick Riordan

Share 1 thing that people in the gym would not know about you?

I have 27 first cousins

How has CrossFit changed your life?

I feel like CrossFit bridged a gap for me. I grew up in team sports and while I got used to the gym rat life in college; I would regularly fall into the rut of not knowing what to do at the gym, and feeling unmotivated by working out alone. CrossFit mitigated those problems for me, and provided an environment that helps me be consistent with working out and living the healthy lifestyle I aspire to have.

Would you like to give any shout outs to those in the gym who have encouraged you or inspired you?

The entire 6:30 class is always so fun and encouraging. Mike is always quick with a high five, while Lauren and Chelsey remind me that I don’t need a time cap and can make it through all the reps.

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