December Featured Athlete: Marnie Ahlmer
My sister-in-law Jayme Thompson told me about it and so we thought we would give it a try together. I knew right away that Crossfit was exactly what I was looking for.
2. What is your favorite Crossfit exercise or WOD?
I love anything with weights and I'm not thrilled with a lot of cardio, which means that I should do more cardio! I like the filthy fifty and doing any WOD that includes the prowler, tires, or anything a little different.
3. How long have you been CrossFitting for?
Almost 4 1/2 years.
4. What do you do for a living?
I am a stay at home mom with four kids.
5. What are your hobbies?
I am pretty busy running after my kids with all of their activities but if I have free time I like to hike, golf and really any physical activity. I like to spend time with family as well as shop.
6. What are your goals?
With Crossfit, my goals have changed since I started. When I first began, I wanted to lose weight and make it through a WOD without having to modify it. Now, I want to be stronger and keep pushing myself to be better.
7. Why do you CrossFit?
I Crossfit because I love it!! I love the programming! I don't have to think about my workout because I know that Brad has done that for me. The WODs are challenging and I really like the all over strength that I have gained from Crossfitting.
8. Any advice for future CrossFitters?
Just come give it a try. If you have one ounce of competitiveness, you'll love it! It's challenging but you can modify at first and the trainers here are excellent! I have learned that what you eat does make a big difference in how you feel and how you perform, so nutrition is just as important as the exercise.