Our Athlete of the Month started CrossFit at CFCM in August 2013. A year later and her accomplishments have piled up. As a “5am Class Stakeholder”, Inaugural Foodies Challenge Winner and recently (August 2014) 2nd Foodies Coach/Lead, Justine Pfeiffer has shown not only a passion for her personal fitness, but most importantly others.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO TRY CROSSFIT AND WHY?:
I wanted to find a form of exercise that I could enjoy and was so bored with running and going to the gym. I never knew what to do at a regular gym, so I did cardiovascular machines. I would wonder through the weights, weight machines and have no idea what to do. So, I didn’t do them. When I walked into my first day of Foundations I was so scared. I thought there was no way I could do a fraction of what I saw the regular class doing.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?:
I am most proud of how mentally strong I am though. I love trying new things and pushing myself in and out of the gym. Most recently I PRed my back squat at 165lb. A 15 pound increase in just one week!
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO OTHERS LOOKING TO TAKE THE STEP INTO CROSSFIT?:
For the first time in my entire life I feel like an athlete. A good athlete. Other people at the gym are competing with me and that feels so good. I never excelled at any sport I played until CrossFit. I feel like I found my passion. There is always something to improve! Something to chase! Something to keep me coming back. Not to mention the people I work out with are now my friends.