Welcome to my feature: Women Who Lift. If you are interested in being interviewed for the series, please email me at email@example.com I would love to spotlight you. You don't have to have a blog, you just have to be a woman who lifts!
Today I am spotlighting Renee. Renee is a woman that I am proud to know and who inspires me every time I get the opportunity to work out with her! Renee was one of the first women I met when I began to workout out at CrossFit En Fuego. She had just returned to the box after the birth of her second daughter and I was immediately impressed by her dedication, motivation, and her willingness to help other people. Renee is a strong woman, and encourages those of us around her to reach our full potential. Often, Renee is there when I set my new PR's because she's the one who tells me "you got this Jenny, just add 5 more pounds." Or when I struggle and have to take weight off she's just as encouraging, "it's okay, you gave it your best, try it next time!" Renee, and I (along with a few other CrossFit ladies) will all be participating together in a triathlon together this month. Renee has been helping with the cycling and swimming part of our training and she's just as encouraging in the water or on the bike, as she is in the box. That's just the type of person that she is. And I'm so happy to have her in my life!
Name: Renee M.
Occupation: Stay at home Mom
Location: Odessa, Florida
Favorite WOD: Any Hero WOD
Favorite Lift: Deadlift
Deadlift Max: 245
Back squat Max: 115
Overhead Max: 95 Which lift? Clean & Jerk
Favorite Girl? Cindy
Got Muscle-ups? Not yet but working on them
1 mile run: 11:00 (HATE RUNNING)
How long have you been CrossFitting? I Crossfitted for 5 months during my pregnancy, I took a 3 month break after the birth of my daughter, I have been back for 6 months.
What keeps you coming back/motivated? The people and the Crossfit community.
How did you find CrossFit? Our 10 year old daughter started Crossfitting 1st over a year ago, to help with her BMX racing.
What is your athletic background? none
How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness? I have become healthier, I sleep better, more endurance, and Stronger.
What is the one thing you have done at CrossFit that you never thought you could do? Flipping the biggest tire at the box
What motivates/inspires you? I'm motivated to keep a healthly lifestyle for myself and my children and to show them how to stay healthy themselves. Plus I want to kick my husband's a$$ in WOD's.
What is your proudest CrossFit achievement? Completing Murph
Name one goal/personal achievement you would like to achieve through CrossFit? I would like to have an unassisted pull up by the end of the year.
What goals have you achieved in CrossFit? I'm still a work a progress, but learning all the movements and Oly lifts were a goal from the beginning.
Hobbies/Interests outside of CrossFit? Cycling and swimming.
Do you follow a special diet? Paleo? Whole30? 100% Paleo 80% of the time.
What is your favorite meal? Pizza
Any advice for new members? Do your best, don't stop and work to your ability. It's you vs. you.
Do you have someone at your gym that goes above and beyond to help encourage other members? Did you workout while you were pregnant? Do you workout with your spouse and/or kids?