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?
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.