Meet Carrie!


What led you to join the CrossFit Protocol family (and how long have you been a member)?

I knew I wanted to do something to get back into shape, I am in my 40’s and wanted to be able to keep up with two active boys.  I knew Jessica was doing CrossFit and asked a few questions…next thing I know some guy named Adam was calling me (lol)!  I have been doing CrossFit for eight months now. 

What is your past fitness/sports/exercise history?  

I played high school volleyball, softball and a little college softball.  I have always loved sports and enjoyed going to the gym, doing weights and cardio. I just got bored and had a hard time staying motivated.    

What did you think about CrossFit before you started?  

I was very intimidated by CrossFit, honestly a little scared! 

How do you feel about CrossFit now that you’ve been doing it for some time?

Love it!!  I look forward to working out every day and feel bad when I have to miss!!

Tell us about any results you’ve experienced as a result of CrossFit.

I love feeling strong and that my boys think mom’s muscles are cool!  Bonus is that I have also lost 15 pounds!

How has CrossFit affected you in your regular life?

I have changed the way I live because of CrossFit, eating healthier and making it a habit to be active even when I am not at the gym.   

If you could pick one exercise that you never had to do again, what would it be?


Tell us one thing about you that we might not know.  

I am very competitive!  VERY.

What is your definition of “healthy eating”? How do you eat? What’s your favorite “off plan” meal?  

The changes I have made in my diet are focusing on eating clean and trying to focus on eating in a way that is easy to sustain, if it is too hard it is going to be too easy to make bad decisions!!  My “off plan” meal is always Mexican!!    

What’s your biggest CrossFit accomplishment?  

PR back squat of 195 lbs (April 8th).

What goal are you currently working on and how do you plan to attain it?

Double-unders, mainly because I am tired of leaving the gym with whip marks!  I am just praying for it to “click” like everyone says and practicing on them at home.   

If you could design your own WOD, what would it look like?

Partner WOD (I love partner WODs!), and it would involve rowing, sleds, wall balls and sit-ups.

What is the best advice you have for someone who may be interested in checking out our gym?  

Try it! CrossFit may not be for everyone, but you won’t know until you try it.  Make yourself commit to 3 months, when you see how far you can come in a short period of time you will be hooked!!!


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