We would like to recognize Lindsay Coon as athlete of the month. Lindsay’s commitment to improving can be seen in her daily focus on doing the extra little things. Lindsay spends time after workouts doing selfmade bodybuilding workouts in order to maker herself stronger and more capable in the gym. Lindsay is extremely coachable and her capability has begun to match her drive for improvement in the gym, next step muscleups! You can find her attending the 6:30 am class M-F and the 8 am class on Saturday.
1. How long have you been doing CrossFit?
2. Class time?
5:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday – both at Beaverton/East gym.
3. What made you start doing CrossFit?
I was a fan of the Games and was already lifting weights and going to bootcamp, so after over a year of thinking I should do CrossFit, I finally just decided to do it! And here I am.
4. Favorite CrossFit movement?
Deadlift, power clean/snatch, toes to rings
5. Least favorite movement?
Probably thrusters. Or if I’m having a bad double under day, double unders.
6. If you could design a CrossFit WOD, what would it be?
6 rounds: 10 reasonably heavy deadlifts, 10 toes to rings, 200 meter run. Or maybe all of those movements in a 30 minute EMOM.
7. Hobbies outside of CrossFit?
Running, yoga, home decor, reading, and baking.
8. Tell us something most people don’t know about you
I am a karaoke enthusiast (what I lack in vocal skills I make up for in stage presence)
9. What was your first CrossFit WOD?
10. Biggest effect CrossFit has has on your life?
I struggled with an eating disorder for a pretty good chunk of time in college/post-college and was obsessed with being as skinny as possible. So I starved myself and spent hours on an elliptical or treadmill essentially trying to make myself disappear. I was miserable. Finally, after years of work on my recovery, to find something as empowering as CrossFit – where the movements for women aren’t dumbed down, our weights aren’t pink, we’re not trying to just get “toned” – and to find a form of exercise that‘s performance driven rather than aesthetically driven – where my goal is to deadlift 300 pounds rather than to weigh less than 90 pounds – it‘s been a game changer for me. If I had known about CrossFit back in college and could have channeled that negative energy into something positive, I think it could have saved me. But I’m so glad it’s part of my life now. It’s my favorite.