“I have tried so many different types of workouts over the years and this is what I have stuck with the longest!”
Today we catch up with CrossFit 317 member, Lisa Frankowski. Lisa started CrossFit through personal training in June 2016. After a couple of months she began shifting in to our group classes and quickly became a regular with the 9am crew. Read on to learn more about Lisa!
What were your first impressions upon joining CrossFit 317?
“I was super intimidated just at the thought of starting CrossFit but everyone at 317 was so friendly and welcoming, I was so nervous for no reason! Even though I totally sucked at everything when I first started, (and still totally suck at some things!) I never felt judged or like I didn’t belong there!”
How has your training at 317 impacted your life outside of the gym?
“I’m stronger than I have ever been, and because of that, I am more independent and confident, I don’t have to ask for help doing things that I used to have to ask for help for!”
How does CrossFit 317 meet your health and fitness needs?
“I just feel better! Mentally and physically! I have tried so many different types of workouts over the years and this is what I have stuck with the longest! I still have a long way to go but with the encouragement and motivation I get from CrossFit 317 I know I will get there!”
Is there a particular class time that you enjoy?
“I love the 9am class! I love being able to get my workout in before work but not have to wake up so early! I’m not sure how those 5:30 people do it 🙂 I also look forward to seeing some of my new friends that I know will be there to start my day off right no matter what side of the bed I wakeup on! :)”
Do you have a 317 memory that you would like to share?
“I just said this to Coach Andrew the other day…I look back at last summer when I first started doing personal training with Andrew, I could barely front squat the bar alone and now I can front squat 175 pounds! When I think about doing things I never thought I could do, those are my favorite memories! I’m so excited to participate in Sweat Angels…a competition of any kind is something I never thought I would even care to do and now that’s what I’m looking forward to!”
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit?
“I love the motivation and competition. I’ve always been a little competitive, not only with other people or teams, but with myself. With CrossFit, it’s a constant way for me to try to be better than I was the day/week/month before.”
If asked to sum up 317 in one word or phrase, what would it be?
“It really is the ‘best hour of my day!’”
What advice would you offer to someone that’s new to CrossFit?
Do not get discouraged! There are things you are not going to be good at right away or even a year later! Just keep going and keep putting in the effort! Remember that you ARE better than you were yesterday!”
Outside of the gym, what activities and hobbies do you enjoy?
“I really do love to do hair! I love to shop, I love to travel anywhere I get the chance to, and I love to shop anywhere I travel to! :)”