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Marie joined CrossFit 1836 in April 2013 and has been a presence in the gym ever since.  She is a mother of 2 and is constantly on the go!  We asked Marie a few questions about her CrossFit story…


1. What has been your biggest improvement while at CrossFit 1836?

When I started, I had very little upper body strength, a result of doing desk work and

focusing my workouts on mainly cardio (running/elliptical/etc.) for many years. Simple tasks that

used to be difficult, for example, picking up a case of water or sleeping preschooler, are now

breeze. I love the feeling of strong!


2. Any advice for people wanting to try out CrossFit 1836?

Don’t be intimidated! We are of all on different fitness levels but the one thing that we

have in common is that we support each other, because we’ve all been there. There is always a

way to “scale” (reduce the workload) of a movement and the coaches will definitely help you find

the appropriate one.


3. What’s your favorite movement?

My favorite movement is by far the deadlift because it’s such a simple, yet practical skill

for day-to-day life.


4. Why did you start CrossFit?

I started Crossfit because I was ‘burnt out’ on the regular gym classes (spinning,

aerobics, etc) and free weights. I just couldn’t motivate myself to go to the gym any longer. A

friend, who I admired, had been telling me about crossfit for a while, so I decided to try it, finally,

and was ‘hooked’ after the first class.


5. What is your favorite thing about CrossFit 1836?

There are so many things I like, but overall, I really enjoy the variety of the workouts. I

have yet to become bored of the workouts because each day is a new challenge.


6. What is your favorite Paleo meal?

My favorite is Paleo meatloaf with a simple vegetable side.


7. What is your favorite “cheat” meal?

Can we consider chocolate ice cream as a meal?


8. What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to relax out in nature- walking/hiking, cycling, tubing, camping, etc. whenever