Meet Our June Athletes of the Month: Becky and Jeff James

Meet Our June Athletes of the Month:  Becky and Jeff James

Meet Becky and Jeff James!  We love this couple because they embody everything we all love about CrossFit.  They love learning from our awesome coaches and they track their progress carefully. They work hard and push themselves in every workout - Jeff just competed in his first competition!  They are extremely committed to their fitness - Becky's job requires that she travels four days a week, so she found a CrossFit gym near her job assignment in Texas.  Wow!  Most importantly, they are super supportive and actively involved in our CFLF community - Becky was our live stream master during the CF Open!  They truly drink the CrossFit Kool-aid and we just love them!!  So, read on to get to know the James'!  

Your story. Who are you? What do you do when you are not here (job,school, etc)? Past athletic history.

Becky is a consultant with KPMG specializing in regulatory support for medical device and pharma companies. Jeff is a professional nerd who runs the eCommerce operations for the largest comic book reseller in the Midwest. They met in the marching band at Purdue University (Jeff plays drums and Becky spins flags). Together they enjoy seeing musicals, playing boards games, and hanging with their dog Gary. 

Why CrossFit?? How did you find CrossFit Lake Forest?

We found CFLF through one of Jeff's fellow Freemasons who knows Jay. We've done lots of different styles of workouts through the years and quickly came to enjoy the variety offered in Crossfit. 

What do you love about CrossFit Lake Forest?

What don't we like? CFLF is such a tight-knit and friendly community. It doesn't matter if you're there every day or once in a while, there's always a smiling face welcoming you back and a fist bump at the end of your WOD. 

Favorite workout? Least favorite?

Jeff: favorite is Karen- gotta love wallballs! Least favorite is anything with burpees. 

Becky: I like any WOD that challenges me and helps me grow. I struggle with box jumps and burpees. Burpee box jump overs are the absolute worst. 

Goals or things you're working on.

Jeff: I am working on building my cardio engine in order to maintain high intensity for a longer time. 

Becky: I am on a constant mission to lower my squat. I am also getting close to stringing DUs and my first HSPU. 

One piece of advice about CrossFit, life, anything!! 

You're stronger than you think you are!
Don't get stuck in your comfort zone- introduce yourself to people you don't know at the gym and drop in at other CrossFit gyms when you travel. You can learn a lot. 

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