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Diane Dornfried

Our CrossFit Merden coaches chose Diane as our Member of the month for her commitment to the CFM community.  She comes into every class with an open mind and a persistence to get better. She has grown tremendously with us as an athlete and a fan. She is at every competition cheering on members of our CrossFit Meriden community. CrossFit is not just about working out, it’s about becoming a community that supports each other, Diane is the definition of what CrossFit stands for!  Here is an interview with Diane:
 
How did you learn about CrossFit/CFME?

I work for ION Bank and attend Meriden Chamber events. I saw that there was a Business After Hours being held at CrossFit Meriden and decided to check it out.

How long have you done CrossFit?

I started in February of 2014.

What is the biggest change you’ve seen in yourself since you started CrossFit?

I like that the WOD is different every day and if there is a movement I cannot do, the coaches give me a modification.

What do you like about it?

I feel so much better about myself and I have lots of energy.

Favorite CrossFit movement?

Plank

Least favorite?

That’s hard-which do I choose? Either wall balls or burpees.

What would you recommend to someone who is just starting out with CrossFit or is too afraid to try it?

Don’t be afraid. When I attended the BAH and saw people doing hand-stand push-ups, I thought I will never be able to do that. Well, I still can’t do HPSUs, but I can do so many other things that I never thought I could do. The other athletes celebrate each other’s accomplishments – big or small. And that is what I truly love about CFME – the camaraderie.

What do you do when you are not here? (Your profession.)

I am a mortgage originator. I love to quilt, garden and I’m an active member of the Berlin Lions Club.

Name something about yourself that’s a little known fact.

I am a certified master gardener.