Member Highlight- Karen Sullivan

Q: What brought you in to CrossFit EXP?

I wanted to try something that would challenge me and take me out of the mundane gym experience that was doing nothing for me.

Q: What was your first impression of CrossFit EXP?

 I loved everything from the beginning!  I loved the coaches, their patience and knowledge and positive attitudes. And the workouts were unique and  challenging, like nothing I ever experienced 

Q: Why did you or what made you stay at CF EXP?

I struggled with a medical condition that prevented me from losing weight until I saw a specialist who was able to diagnose me and eliminate a list of foods from my diet forever in order to allow me to lose weight.  She was impressed that I did CrossFit and told me that it was probably my CrossFit workouts that contributed to the prevention of osteoporosis.  (My medical condition puts me at high risk.)  I decided at that moment that as I lose weight I want to build strength and be the strongest I can be. And CrossFit helps me to do just that.

Q: What’s one accomplishment you’re proud of during your time at CF EXP?

With the help of Peter Mason I have been determined to learn the proper form for the SNATCH and move heavy weight in the process.  Although it’s still a work in progress, I am proud to say I went from horrible form at 55lbs to decent form and 85lbs.

Q: What will you do next? 

Continue to work hard at building strength with proper form.  I’m not where I want to be yet but I’m on the right path

Q: What advice would you give someone who is interested in starting CrossFit? 

Do it!  The support from fellow members and coaches is amazing!  The workouts are like no others as is the CrossFit Exp family