Congratulations Emily! Now, let’s hear from our community on why she’s amazing!
“Emily is AMAZING! Dedicated, talented, and so, so, kind— Emily makes a class better by being there. She has instigated gym-wide rowing contests, inspired people to come to Dawn Patrol (it’s really not scary), and continued making tremendous progress herself on the way. A natural athlete who’s always willing to put herself out there, Emily is an obvious MOTM— and an amazing member of our community!” – Justin
“Oh my word! Congrats Em!!! Super duper proud of you! It’s been awesome seeing progress so much over the past couple of months, you’ve really stepped it up. From mastering the art of kipping pull-ups and toes T2B, to rxing cindy and getting a score that was well beyond what you thought you’d get, it makes me so happy that your peers have recognized all the hard work you’ve been doing. Congratulations on being the March Member of the Month, it is well deserved! Can’t wait to see all the gains that are coming your way! Also thanks for being my push up and core buddy ;-P.” – Luis
“Emily is super fun to coach! If there’s ever a workout that she’s not completing rxd, she’s already thought about what scaling options make most sense for her and her desired outcome. She’s thoughtful about her process, and where she wants to improve – classes aren’t just working out for her, they’re brand new opportunities to learn, test, and grow. She’s someone I always look forward to having in class, and I’m excited to watch her continue to impress us! ” – Morgan
“Emily!! Very excited that she has received this honor. Emily is an amazing athlete. Always stoked to be in class and crushes every workout. Emily does work! And I appreciate her effort and energy in every class. Congrats.” – Tim
“Emily’s transformation as an athlete has been so cool to witness. She puts in the work, is very dedicated to doing things the right way and has the results to show for it. What’s also so cool is that she’s made CrossFit a family event, getting her parents at home involved!” – Wylie
“Emily’s dedication is really inspiring, especially how she does all the extra, little things to get better. Well done!” – Jesse
From other athletes at the gym!
What is your day job and profession?
I do healthcare consulting - I help pharma companies ensure that they contract with third party vendors (like pharmacies, distributors, and insurance companies) correctly and at fair market value. There's lots of Excel in my life, which I don't love, but I also get to talk to people and help fix their problems, which I do love. "
" When did you start doing CrossFit?
I started in 2016 - my brother got me to try it out and I realized it included a lot of the same movements I was used to from cross-training for college swimming. I'd been trying to workout on my own for a little while after graduating and realized that I needed the accountability and community that a gym could offer. Haven't turned back since, and we even convinced my parents to start, too!"
" What is your favorite and least favorite workout?
I don't have any specifics, but my favorite ones typically involve squats or wall balls, sit ups, and lately, pull ups! My least favorites tend to include running (I've never been part of a gym that didn't have stairs). I'm now also wondering why I signed up for Broad Street... "
" What's the food you crave most after working out?
Any and all carbs. But on a Saturday morning, my post-workout go-to is usually an English muffin with peanut butter and banana."
" What accomplishment through CrossFit are you most proud of?
Movement wise, starting to actually get HSPU. Last year at this time I couldn't do one, and last month I did 9 in a row with 1 mat. Still failing a bunch when I get tired, but it's progress. More generally, I think CrossFit has given me the confidence to push myself to succeed and do things I thought I couldn't, because I know others are there supporting me and coming in to do the same for themselves.."
" What's something about you that most folks would be surprised to know?
I am SCUBA certified!