October Member of the Month: Eva Tomlinson

October Member of the Month: Eva Tomlinson

About 8 years ago I started hearing about CrossFit. It sounded like a program I would like, but I didn’t seriously consider it until years later, mostly because I thought I was too old. Gradually, after learning more about the sport and the concept, I felt like I just had to try it! I dropped in to CFDR one day and was shown around by Bernadine and Kirk. I was ready, the people were nice, the program was sounding even more interesting and the gym felt comfortable.
I love showing up for a WOD or whatever is going on that day and getting the work out done. I love the way I feel after it’s over. I am grateful that someone else is responsible for deciding what to do and all I have to do is be there.  Finding my one rep max for the dead lift was a big step for me, empowering me and awakening a sense of self I had lost. It was a great day for me. So I guess that makes the dead lift my new favorite move! I am satisfied with my progress so far and am plan to continue to do what I can with the health I am blessed with. Getting stronger, leaner, to increase mobility and range of motion; these are my goals.
People often comment on how awesome our coaches are, and they are! So effective, supportive and challenging! The members are also supportive and encouraging. With the coaches and “box” family, we can all succeed at being our best. Thanks to everyone!