1. When did you join CrossFit BC?
I joined crossfit in 2012

2. Why did you choose CrossFit?
Although the community feel and amazing daily workouts were my main motivation, lets be honest – I wanted the bod so I knew I had to show up to the WOD. The typical gym scene had run its course and I knew I needed something more challenging, fun and dynamic.

3. What changes in your health, physique and overall performance have you seen since starting CrossFit?
My endurance, strength, muscle mass has all continued to improve but most of all, I feel it has had an effect on my mental health. It keeps me grounded, gives me a sense of purpose, and helps keep me motivated.

4. What advice would you give to someone with regards to starting CrossFit?
Shut up and keep going, weakness will fade and muscle will grow. If you give it time, CrossFit will revolutionize your body, mind, and social circle.

5. What is your favorite CrossFit exercise?
Nothing gets me sweating like my favorite workout “Murph”, although twenty rounds of “Cindy” for time is nothing but pure unadulterated pleasure.

6. What is your favorite activity outside of CrossFit?
Outside of CrossFit, life is a barren wasteland of work, food consumption and bills. I would say riding my bike but it was stolen.

7. What is your proudest accomplishment at CrossFit?
Finally being able to confidently destroy muscles like a savage is what I should say, but in reality it is finally becoming Athlete of the Month!

8. Have you made any changes to your diet?
Replacing boxed foods for natural, nutritious, and simple meals helped me achieve the goals I wanted. Lets be honest… I never turn down a good piece of cake!

9. Is there something that people would be surprised to know about you?
Well in high school my nick name was “Fat Matt”. I wasn’t always the Baywatch babe I am today. Through proper nutrition and exercise, I have been able to overcome being overweight and unhappy with the way I look and feel.

10. What/who inspires you the most?
Troy Straith and Susan Clarke know how to kick ass at the box. They single-handedly are the definition of a WODkillas and are one of my motivations to push harder during WODs.