Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I AM CrossFit Akron: Lynn Green

If you've been following our posts over the last few weeks, you will be able to see how CrossFit Akron has changed the lives of many of our athletes ranging from ages 20 to 60+.  It' fair to say that the older you get, the less energy you have and it seems harder to do the same things you did when you were in your twnties. Naturally, you slow down a bit.  Lynn Green is an excellent example. Lynn started slowing down a bit in her forties, once she joined CrossFit Akron in 2010 she began to feel an increased level of energy in her every day life and even began noticing more muscle.  When Lynn joined our box, she couldn't even finish her Intro baseline WOD, fast forward a couple of years and now she's not only able to breeze through the Intro WOD, but an entire eight weeks of high intensity workouts during our I AM CrossFit Akron Challenge. Want to be like Lynn? Stick with it. She knows how tough it can be somedays, but it's worth it. Don't give up and soon enough it will become a lifestyle change. Way to go, Lynn!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I AM CrossFit Akron Challenge - Claudia Berk

One of the first CrossFit Akron athletes, Claudia takes fitness seriously.  Don't let her petite frame fool you though, Claudia is strong. Strong enough to lift her entire weight overhead. Go ahead, picture it: Claudia Carrying a Claudia. The great thing about her success is that she's worked hard to get to this point, past ACL surgery won't stop her from fulfilling all of the goals she's set for herself whether it's at CrossFit Akron or in any other aspect of her physical fitness. As Claudia beautifully says it: "I'm seeking progress, not perfection." Progress is just a drop in the bucket in comparison to what she's achieved since completing the I AM CrossFit Challenge, let alone the progress she's achieved since joining our box. How do we know this? She went above and beyond the challenge goals by completing 12,600 sit ups (which are clearly visible, by the way) maintained her weight, yet still lost 3.7% in body fat. This is probably due to the hard work she put in by increasing her CINDY stats and maintaining a Paleo diet for 60 days. Claudia's display of physical and mental strength is everything we stand for at CrossFit Akron, anyone can do it, as long as you continue to seek progress as Claudia says. 

Body Fat Lost: 3.7%

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