Athlete: Cindy Briggs
How I Eat
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
I eat closely-Paleo, but I do allow for some grainy carbs now and then.
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I have a coach who determines my programming
Made the leap this year from training mostly on my own to training at an affiliate. I work out with a dedicated group of coaches and athletes at CrossFit Brickyard. I have also retained my coach, Bryan Zobre, from a gym I teach classes at. He keeps my training fun, smart, and focused!
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I played college sports
I played professional sports
High school, collegiate and former US National team rower. Played a little women's pro football a long time ago. Then just kept fit with gym classes, biking, mountain biking, etc, And then I saw my trainer throwing some weights around at the gym, doing pullups, for what seemed a short workout, but he was completely wiped out at the end. Looked fun to me...and so my CrossFit obsession began.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course
I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
Hired a trainer to work with me at the gym a couple of years ago after seeing him do a CrossFit workout. It wasn't at a CrossFit gym, and we relied a lot on main site to lay a good foundation. Qualified for the games after 5 months of work together. Training now is a little more structured, but it is always, most importantly, fun! I appreciate the CrossFit community, and I love visiting affiliates when I travel. I now train at a local box with an amazing group of athletes...and a few box dogs!
My Work/Rest Schedule
I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week
I strictly schedule my rest days
I work full-time as a service rep for the Mayo Clinic, which takes me on the road a lot. I teach some classes at a gym...yes, Zumba! and BodyPump! And then I sneak in my CrossFit workouts, which have given me the feeling of being an athlete again, and which constantly challenge me to learn more, lift more, move faster, be stronger. Words to live by: Work hard, work smart, be great, no excuses.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
About 2 1/2 years.