Join us in congratulating Lisa Frankowski as she takes on her role as our June Athlete Of The Month! If you’ve met Lisa, you’ll know it’s impossible not to notice her welcoming spirit and positive (and determined!) attitude. From PT client last summer to Sweat Angel Showdown competitor this summer, Lisa has made some great strides in her first year at CrossFit 317. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her!
How did you get started with CrossFit?
“I actually started with a friend of mine who had been wanting to try it out, so I said why not and gave it a try! Now I’m hooked!”
Favorite movement or workout?
“I love getting my hands on the barbell. Front squats and back squats are my favorites!”
Least favorite movement or workout?
“I’m not even going to sugar coat it…I hate running.”
Long term and short term goals:
“Long term: Be stronger, happier and healthier. Get down to a weight & size I am happier & healthier at.
Short term: Prepare for & crush Sweat Angels.”
What would you tell someone that is on the fence about CrossFit and is scared to try?
“It’s good to do something that scares you once in a while!😉 I would tell them you could scale or modify every workout if you needed to, but still be part of the group. There are going to be times when you’re thinking ‘they want me to do what?!?!?!?’ but then you do it, or at least try to do it, and get a great feeling of accomplishment when its over! Getting out of your own head is sometimes the hardest part. There are going to be things you’re not good at, there are going to be things that you have to work on, but CrossFit really is one of the most rewarding things in my daily life!”
What is your proudest accomplishment so far?
“I’m just really proud that I’m still doing it! Its been almost a year since I started at CrossFit317 and normally I would have long quit any other workout regimen I started, but I really can’t imagine quitting CrossFit. I’m proud to be preparing for Sweat Angels. I’m proud to be part of this place.”
Who are 3 people you look up to and why?
“My mom, dad and all my grandparents…that puts us at 6 people but I couldn’t leave any of them out. There are too many great people just in my own family to look up to. My life has been nothing short of amazing because of all the people that came before me. They all made their own sacrifices so their families could have great lives. I recently vowed to myself to not let their sacrifices go wasted and to live the greatest life possible.”
What do you love most about CrossFit 317?
“I love the family atmosphere, the camaraderie, the friendly competition. I love that everyone is there for the same reason, to be stronger and healthier. I love that I’m forced to do things I would never do. These are the things you can’t get just by walking into some random gym and getting on the treadmill.”
What is a quote or motto that you live by?
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”