Athlete of the Month, February 2018

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Sarah Carson, 25, Client Executive Specialist, Rochester Hills

When did you start at Crossfit Reviver: 03/01/2016

What is your athletic background: CrossFit with the Oakland University CrossFit Club “GrizzFit” from 2012-2015. I took a year off due to injury and jumped back in at CFR.

What is your favorite and least favorite WOD / movement: This question really stumps me- my favorite movement is burpees (nobody freak out) and my least favorite movement is the bear crawl.

What is your greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related: Personal – Marrying my best friend (hasn’t happened yet, but the countdown is on!). Professional – being selected to lead an acquisition for my company over the next several months. Fitness – To be honest, this is hard because I’ve come SO FAR. When I first started I couldn’t even do a sit-up… I’d have to say that I really am proud of initially losing 50lbs when starting CrossFit back in 2012 and being able to keep it off.

Has CFR made you better? If yes, how so: Obviously the answer is yes! CFR has helped me understand the mechanics and techniques behind the movements, which in turn, is making me a better athlete.

What are your hobbies: Reading, spending time with family and friends (including my 3 kitties), and cooking/baking

What are your Top 5 favorite movies: The Help, Remember the Titans, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, (not a movie) but all 10 seasons of Friends, and any documentary.

What is one thing we don’t know about you: My favorite animal is a penguin.

What are your goals in life? Personal, professional and fitness related: Personal – I want to have a happy family with some kiddos and cats in a loving home. Professional – I want to work in Quality Assurance which is a role within Development Teams. While my degree is Human Resources, I’ve learned that I’m more successful with the Technical aspects instead of the people aspects. Fitness – Obviously I’d love to be able to clean 150+ pounds some day, but it’s not a ‘have to’. I’m just trying to get a little sweaty, push myself a little more each day, and stay healthy with people who share that same desire.