ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
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!!