February 2016

Melissa and John Barnette


1)  What brought you to Crossfit Huntersville?

J- I wanted to get in better shape but didn't think I would get much out of a
traditional gym.  I did some research and found CFHV.

M-  I had been doing some fitness videos at home but felt like I needed more of a challenge.  John went to a few classes at CFHV and thought I'd enjoy it.

2)  What was your first impression? Has it changed?

J- At first, every class was intimidating but now I look forward to it.

M- After my first workout I didn't realize how sore I could actually get.  I'm still sore every day, but I love it.  

3)  What are you most proud of?

J- Before Crossfit, if someone told me I'd be able to pick up 300# off the ground I would have laughed.  The first time I was able to deadlift over 300, it felt pretty great.

M- I would have never pictured myself using a barbell.  I'm not gonna lie, I feel pretty bad ass sometimes! 

4)  What are you most proud of in each other?

J- Her dedication.  She tries to make sure she gets in 5 days a week and her progress is a reflection of that.

M- I'm proud of him for getting out of his comfort zone.  Never in a million years did I think he'd jump into such a big group setting.  He's more confident now and he's getting stronger every day.

5)  What are your next goals?

J- To get better at the technical aspects of weightlifting.  I'd also like to deadlift 400# or more this year.

M- I'd like to work on my cardiovascular endurance.  Running is not my friend :)  A 265# (or more) back squat would be cool too!   

6)  Favorite/least favorite movement?

J- Favorite- Push PressLeast Favorite- Snatch

M- Favorite- Any type of squatLeast Favorite- Snatch, because I'm terrible at it. 

7)  How has being a member of Crossfit Huntersville impacted you the most? Either in or out of the gym.

J-  It's the little things, like being able to easily lift heavy equipment at work, that remind me how much better I feel. 

M- Overall, I feel better. I have so much more energy than I did before.


We are so lucky to be a part of such an awesome Crossfit family.  From the very first day, everyone welcomed us with open arms.  Here's to CFH and all the gains!!