Jessie....but have answered to many names.
Where did you grow up?
Right here in Lakeville.
When did you become a member of Mi5 Fitness?
What do you do when you are not at Mi5?
Owner of Threads & Inks, which is a custom printing and embroidery business, not a tattoo shop as some people may think. Outside of work, I spend lots of time on the fields/ice/courts with my kids at their different sports. During the winter I play broomball. I like to work in the yard planting things, however I can't keep a houseplant alive to save my life!
How did you find out about Mi5?
From the Hamiltons and the Zikas.
When/How did you realize CrossFit/Mi5 was the right fit for you?
My intro to Mi5 was a little weird, I started and like 2 days later was told 'Surprise, we're moving!' Then spent a month going back to middle school (thanks Dave). Once we were into 2.0 and had the chance to use some (new to me) equipment, I realized how much that type of equipment challenged me. I have also been challenged by a couple people after class, they always push to do just a little more and always offering guidance and tips & tricks.
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Power cleans or snatches
What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
Burpees over anything and rope climbs.
What would your perfect WOD look like?
Double unders, cleans/snatches, throw a few situps in there and maybe a heavy farmers carry.
What is one thing you have been able to accomplish since starting at Mi5 that you never thought you'd be able to do?
I never thought I would be in a competition, I appreciate that Katy asked me to be her partner, learned a ton about movements, working as a team and had lots of fun. Hopefully will be able to do another one again. The goal of a muscle up is still in the back of my mind.
What motivates you to stay fit?
My kids. But coming to the gym is MY time, this is my stress relief. I have a better day when I am here, being here gives me energy to work hard all day. I also love the crew I get to see everyday, you all motivate me to do my best. I know some people look at each WOD as a competition (either with others or just within yourself) I see everyone here as a teammate, we are all here to accomplish the same thing. Everyone is a better athlete, friend and person when you have a group that has some of the same goals as you.
What is something about you that Mi5 members do not yet know?
The very first CrossFit class I went to, I basically cried through the whole thing, not because of the actual workout, but because of the hype of CrossFit. I was so scared walking through the door, my nerves got the best of me.
What advice would you give to someone just getting started at Mi5?
When you see the weights that some people can move, how fast they can row, or how high they can jump, remember they once wore your shoes and was the new person in class. Everyone here is super encouraging and I feel so grateful to call these people my friends.