Up Close and Personal with Two CrossFit Champions – knixwear

Up Close and Personal with Two CrossFit Champions

Posted by Joanna Griffiths on

e had the privilege of connecting with two CrossFit champions that competed in Battle of the North,  a CrossFit competition held in PEI Canada this summer. We were absolutely inspired by these women and their dedication and motivation to pursue the sport. We had the opportunity to ask them some questions about the CrossFit world and learn about what drove them to love the sport and become champions. These ladies are so inspiring we may even attempt CrossFit ourselves!

Meet Cheryl

1. Can you tell us about how you discovered CrossFit and developed a love for the sport?

I started CrossFit about 6 years ago on advice of a friend.  I was struggling at distance running and looking to become stronger and faster.  I fell in love with it and haven’t looked back since.  I have a handful of coaching credentials and have been coaching for over 5 years now.  My love for the sport is deepened by coaching.  Nothing more rewarding than helping someone reach their goals or succeed at a task they once thought was unobtainable.   My love spilled over enough to open our own CrossFit box this summer with a few like minded friends.

2. How do you balance the high demand & intensity of CrossFit training along with other life commitments- family, friends, health living, etc?

CrossFit has become a part of who I am.  CrossFit is a combination of my social and physical fitness lifestyle. It is not a chore to find the time for it when that is the case.  Some of my best and most trusted friends have come from CrossFit.  We have a lot of fun while improving our physical fitness together.  We share nutrition tips, travel to compete together and support each other in everyway possible.  We also highly value family.  It is not unusual to see our member’s kids in the gym and to have other athletes playing with them while mom or dad gets their workout in.    CrossFit is incredibly efficient as well.  You can get in and out within an hour and get a fantastic workout in.

3. If you could give advice to someone who is entering the CrossFit world, what would it be?

Have fun with it!  Work hard everyday, conquer your fears and know that you will be joining one of the most supportive family communities out there.

 Meet Maude

1.Can you tell us how you discovered CrossFit and developed a love for the sport?

Since I’m young, I have always been a active person. I did competitive gymnastic for 14 years until the end of high school, and circus during college. When I had to stop circus, my body still needed to train and push itself. I came back in my hometown and heard about CrossFit. Did my first trial, felt in love with that type of training. The fact that you can always be better, faster and stronger just keeps me more motivated and passioned by this sport.

2.How do you balance the high demand & intensity of CrossFit training along with other life commitments- family, friends, work, healthy living, etc?

Currently, I am a part time student in management, co-manager and coach at CrossFit Rimouski and I also work for my dad in his business. My schedules are made to fit with my training sessions, what allows me to do everything without affecting my progression. Family and friends are supporting me to persevere, helping me to achieve my goals and are there when I need them. Every day is different and I do love what I do.

3. If you could give advice to someone who is entering the CrossFit world, what would it be?

My brother just began in CrossFit and he just keeps calling me for advice. The best one I can tell to someone who is entering the CrossFit world is master the basics and give everything you have when you are there. You will learn a lot of yourself and CrossFit will be the best gift you will ever give to yourself.

Congratulations ladies and thank you for sharing your stories with us


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