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  • Athlete Bright Spot: Cy Taylor



    Occupation:  Engineer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

    JCCF Family Member Since:  10/1/16                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    1. How did you get started with CrossFit?                                                                                                                                   

    I got bored with weights and cardio day in day out. CrossFit caught my eye as something to try that would offer something different and challenging. So, after a few months of stalking JCCF’s Facebook page I decided to give it a try. After the first month, I was pretty well hooked.    

     

    2. Favorite WOD and/or movement?      

    I like for time WOD’s under about 12 minutes. Anything over that and I start to run out of gas because I CAN’T pace myself. Counter to that, Murph  is my favorite because I like the movements, and it helps build a bigger gas tank,


    3. Least favorite WOD and/or movement?

    By and far, overhead squat, is my least favorite. Mobility issues cause me to tip over, but I modify and don’t complain too much. Oh, also anything handstand related.

                                                                                                                                                               

    4. Name 1 long term fitness goal:

    Be a good example to my three boys by teaching them how important it is to take care of your health, and being active enough to keep up with them. I haven’t lost to one of them in anything yet:)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    5. Name 1 short term fitness goal:

    Muscle up – I want at least one before I die.       

                                                                                                                                                                  

    6. What is your proudest CrossFit accomplishment thus far?

    Kipping pull up. I could do strict pull ups just fine, but it looked REALLY ugly when I tried to kip. Once I finally got the rhythm figured out (about 6 months in), I really started to string them together.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    7. Tell us something about you that nobody knows!        

    I’m really good at keeping secrets!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    8. If you could workout with ANYONE…who would it be and why?

    I’ve thought on this one too long, and it could hang me up for days so I’m moving on due to being terrible at hypotheticals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    9 What do you love most about Junction City CrossFit? 

    The atmosphere, and the feeling of community are great. Also, it’s great having people push you to do more than you think you can. 

                                                                                                                     

     10. Favorite quote and/or motto that you live by?  Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection. -Mark Twain

  • Athlete Bright Spot: Sabrina Frey

    Occupation: Hairstylist part rime /Travel Clerk @MWR Full time

     JCCF Family Member Since: October 12, 2015       

    1. How did you get started with CrossFit?                 

    My younger sister had told me about CrossFit and encouraged my husband and I to look for a box in town. I had been tired of the way I looked and I wanted to make friends. I still remembered the first day I came into JCCF, I felt so comfortable I knew we had found our place!  


     2. Favorite WOD and/or movement?

    DB Snatches and Annie! I just love Annie, I love how fast it is.  


    3. Least favorite WOD and/or movement? 

    Love to hate Burpees             


    4. Name 1 long term fitness goal: 

     Not having to get a hip replacement surgery before 50yrs of age. Having Hip Dysplasia my whole life Doctors always told me that I needed to exercise and keep my leg muscles strong. They’ve advised me that I will probably need a hip replacement at some point in my life. I’m trying to make sure that is not any time soon!


    5. Name 1 short term fitness goal: 

    Lose another 10% body fat.


    6. What is your proudest CrossFit accomplishment thus far?Completing Murph in  May 2017! I didn’t think I could do it to begin with let alone finish it but with my husband’s and friend’s encouragement I kept pushing, I was so proud of myself! Also, first time I did a box jump, first time I ran 1mile without stopping, 24hr challenge, 6mile hike, I can keep going lol 


    7. Tell us something about you that nobody knows!Some of things I love are cooking and crocheting. I’m originally from Brazil but I’ve been living in the US for 17yrs. My primary language is Portuguese, but I also speak a little Spanish.


     8. If you could workout with ANYONE…who would it be and why?                                               

     I love working out with my husband!  He is my number one supporter!  We started CrossFit together and for a while it was our “thing”, something we did together to better ourselves. Then deployment happened and I had to learn to keep going without him there. It was hard but at the same time when we got to talk I would tell him about the WOD that day and how I did. Even far away he motivated me, pushed me, and in the end, I just wanted him to be proud of me and my effort! And proud he was every time told him about my achievements.  


    9 What do you love most about Junction City CrossFit?  

     I love the friendships that I’ve made! I love that I fell in love with exercising when I’ve been told my whole life how important it was to my body but never really understood it. After years of physical therapy on and off, I finally have a lifestyle that I can maintain and be happy doing it. It challenges me every day and it keeps getting me stronger! 


    10. Favorite quote and/or motto that you live by?   

    I really don't have one, but recently reading the book Chasing Excellence by Ben Bergeron he says, "You can't do better than your best." That really stuck with me!  To be better at everything I do, and when the WODs get tough to push harder and give my best! 

  • Athlete Bright Spot: Jerre Wassenberg


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Occupation:   I am the Senior Finical Analyst for Foot Locker Retail Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       JCCF Family Member Since:  I have been with the JCCF Family since September 2013.        

    How did you get started with CrossFit:  Hedy Noveroske (a current member) talked so highly of JCCF. She invited to me observe a WOD and met some of the athletes.  I was currently struggling with working out in public because of past experiences. A typical gym is not necessarily a nice place to be if you are fat and trying to get fit.  JCCF is where any level of fitness is welcome at every workout.                                                                                                                                                                         

     Favorite WOD and/or movement?                                                                                                        

    It would be unfair to pick just one favorite! But there is something special about Wednesday evening the Olympic lifting class. There is just something invigorating about throwing weights around. This class gives me the opportunity to slow down and concentrate on form and technique.  I feel strong and empowered after oly weights!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

     Least favorite WOD and/or movement?                                                                                                             Wallballs are the worst! Living a sedentary life style for so long has paid a toll on my hip mobility; I feel like I get stuck in the bottom of the squat. Then struggle to stand back up!                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Name 1 long term fitness goal:   Pushups! I need to get away from modified pushups!                          

                                                                                                                                                                         

     Name 1 short term fitness goal:                                                                                                             

    When I first decided to “get fit” I made a list of goals. Most of the goals were simple and achievable but I had one big goal, ruck the Baatan Death March Memorial Marathon.  It is the last item on my original list. Lately I have being referring to the marathon as a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG). MY BHAG is a statement in which is created to focus me on a single medium-long term goal which is audacious, likely to be externally questionable, but not internally regarded as impossible.                         

    What is your proudest CrossFit accomplishment thus far? 

     Burpees over the Bar at the Young, Old, and New competition at CrossFit Believe! I have this irrational fear of jumping over or on things (i.e.  burpees over the bar and box jumps!) It is really a fear of falling in public.  I signed up for the Masters division where jumping over the bar was required for the wod. I worked on building the courage to jump over the bar alone in my garage with every piece of padding I could find.  There was a lot of crying in the garage.  Comp time came and I was still scared to death and on of verge of hiding in the bathroom until the wod was over.  I made it through the 10 front squats, and then a momentary pause. I would hear the JCCF team and my husband cheering for me. I did my first burpee, paused, eyes full of tears, and my ears full of encouragement I jumped. I ending up crying through the wod but finished just shy of 4 rounds of front squats and burpee over the bar.  I have never been more proud of myself.                                                                                                                                          

     Tell us something about you that nobody knows!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 During the CrossFit games, I only watch the master divisions. Because it is more impressive for a gal in her 50s to knock out ring muscle ups then one in her 20s.                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

     If you could workout with ANYONE…who would it be and why?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    Cindy Stolebarger, no doubt. Never heard of her? It’s because she is not a games or an elite athlete. Cindy is an everyday women that gives me encouragement to keep moving. I have discovered that woman over 40 in CrossFit are far and few between. Well at least women like me that one point were well over 250 and then decided CrossFit was a good idea. I found one on Instagram, Cindy Stole Barger. We are on a parallel path but she is further in her journey. I would love to work out with somebody who has been through the same struggles me.                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                            

     What do you love most about Junction City CrossFit?                                                                   

    Personal coaching – it goes beyond standards, modifications, technique, and form. It is daily inspiration, advice for nutritional needs, a bit of a counselor on my bad days, and always being the biggest cheerleader.             

    Favorite quote and/or motto that you live by?                                                                                     

    Today I will do what other won’t so tomorrow I can do what other can’t. – Jerry Rice

    When I decided it get fit my parents were in their early and mid-sixties and in seriously bad health. Bad food choices, lack of exercise, heart disease, diabetes, and the list could go on. I realized I didn’t want be old, tried and sick any more. I wanted to be able to run, play, and be. I wanted to be more than simply be alive but truly living and enjoying life. 

    So today I work my ass off at JCCF so when I am in my sixties I can enjoy a hardy game of wiffle ball with my future grandchildren.                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


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