- How did you hear about CrossFit?
My husband, Tom Bender, had been doing CrossFit for about 6 months. I loved hearing about it and thought it was great for him but just not for me. Then I tried my first Into class and was “hooked”!
I have battled my weight for most of my life and had been mostly sedentary for the last 25 years. I have never stuck with any sort of exercise for any length of time. I am still amazed that I look forward to going to CrossFit. I think it is the combination of working out along side a great group of people, being encouraged by the coaches and all of the athletes and doing things I never thought I would or could do.
I feel blessed that most of our immediate family also do CrossFit. Our two daughters are both CrossFit coaches and even our Grandchildren do CrossFit!
- What is your favorite WOD?
I don’t have one particular favorite. I like WOD’S that have a little of everything in them. I met my husband in High School gymnastics (over 35 years ago:) so I would say that the gymnastic movements are my favorite and yet I love lifting as it makes me feel strong and confident.
- Favorite exercise or lift?
Bench Press and Dead Lift
- What would we find on your iTunes playlist?
Classic Rock-Oldies (Elvis and Aretha) and right now Uptown Funk is my favorite song!!
- What do you like to do besides CrossFit?
A great day for me is when all 3 of our children and 4 grandchildren are together with Tom and I. I also love to read and keep up on all of the Housewives (wait.. should I admit that?) When I have time, I like to work on photo projects.
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2