Athlete: Cheri Ardoin
|Fight Gone Bad||--|
|Clean & Jerk||135 lb|
|Back Squat||200 lb|
I am an Emergency Response Specialist for a Chemical Company. That means that I am a firefighter, EMT, Rope Rescue and Hazmat Technician all rolled into one. I love my job and I love Crossfit. It is such a supportive family at the box and away. I travel around the US and compete in the Firefighter Combat Challenge which is a toughest firefighter competition that has a lot of the same attributes as crossfit. It is actually why I started crossfit to work on my endurance and strength. I have a tough time balancing training for both. I am married and have 2 grown beautiful girls. I have actually gotten them to go to Crossfit too.
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I tried Paleo diet but it made me weak and not feel well. I do a modified diet with low carb, gluten and sugar.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I record my workouts
From December to March, I strickly do Crossfit and some running (2 miles). From April to November I train on a firefighting course for the Firefighter Combat Challenge, but still try to crossfit twice a week. I take 2 days off per week. I work a 12 hour shift and have a busy, busy life so getting in my workouts is tough.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I regularly play recreational sports
I've played volleyball, softball, soccer, track, cheerleading, firefighting or anything else that I find my way into. I am very competitive which keeps me active.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Right at 6 years now.