Wednesday 161019

Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes
Odd minutes = 3 bar or ring muscle ups
Even minutes = 5 Strict handstand push ups

Post Results to BTWB.

Connie Luu celebrating two years at Verve in style!

Connie Luu celebrating two years at Verve in style!

Ladies and germs, give a warm welcome to this week’s Athlete Highlight – Connie Luu! Connie celebrated her two year Verveversery yesterday and we couldn’t be happier for the things about to come!
Aspen, CO



Unemployed as of three days ago and enjoying the break…until I can’t afford it anymore, which will be in about a week. But right before, I was an Onboarding Coach at Zen Planner (a fitness business & gym management software).

What do you like to do in your free time?
I love going to coffee shops, eating ice cream, cooking, hot yoga, snowboarding and crafts. Let’s be real though, most of my free time is spent catering to my dog or at Verve.

How long have you been a member at CrossFit Verve?
Exactly 2 years ago today!

What is your background in sports and fitness?
High school volleyball and track (I can’t believe I ran either). Continued volleyball in college and dabbled in yoga. Skiing and snowboarding my whole life.

What changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit?
My strength and capacity to do sh*t. When I first started CrossFit, I just wanted to loose some extra lbs. I can’t pin point the moment, but there was a mental shift when I no longer cared about loosing weight. Instead, I wanted to do a strict pull up, lift and push that weight, snatch this, climb a rope, do a muscle up, etc, and the physical changes in my body were simply bonuses to the real prize-being stronger.

Has CrossFit influenced your life outside of the gym? If so, how?
Absolutely! The physical benefits allow me to do the things I love, like snowboarding but more importantly, eat all of the ice cream. CrossFit has built my self confidence outside of the gym and my mental strength & capacity to keep fighting when I want to say “no” or give up. It has also encouraged me to pursue learning about fitness & nutrition. Lastly, the Verve community. I love the relationships I have formed through CrossFit because everyone is supportive, strong, hardworking; and I am a strong believer in choosing who you surround yourself with because those people influence your life the most.

What’s your favorite benchmark workout?
Isabel because I love snatching…duh!

Any advice for someone just starting?
Focus on today. I find it easy to get caught up in yesterday’s successes or failures. Yes, they are important because they allow us to learn and grow, but I encourage you to come in and focus on what’s on the board today. Work on improving today’s movements, and I promise you will see it translate into how you move and perform later. Come in, work hard, laugh (and cry), and know that everyone is there to support you.

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