How and when did you start doing CrossFit?
I started CrossFit in 2011 when I was living in Chicago. In 2012, I moved to Barrington for my job and joined CrossFit Barrington.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Family? Job? Hobbies?
I grew up in Rockford, IL. I participated in the sport of figure skating from age 6-18, and competed as well. I have a younger brother, both he and my father are physicians, and my mom was a teacher.
I am an orthodontist, so I have the cool job of improving people’s smiles! I became interested in it when I had my own orthodontic treatment as a 12-year old. It’s a great combination of art and science that is very rewarding.
My biggest hobby is CrossFit, I love the variability of the workouts and the challenge of always having movements that I want to be better at. The comradery and the friendships I have made through CrossFit are amazing too. I also enjoy cooking, drawing, and simple gardening.
Favorite WOD and Favorite Movement?
Favorite WOD: La Vida Loca (I know most people hate it, but I enjoy it!)
Favorite Movement: Probably butterfly pullups or TTB
Least favorite WOD and Least Favorite Movement?
Least favorite movement: Snatch (if you ever see me do it I’m so not efficient, haha!)
Least favorite WOD: Karen (wallballs are exhausting for me!)
Your Favorite junk food?
Sweets (chocolate, gummies, you name it!)
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you want with you?
My puppy Murphy, my Audible app (so I guess that means my phone- ugh!), and my retainers (gotta keep the teeth straight, haha!)
Describe yourself in one word?
If you could create a WOD, what would it look like?
A 30-min endurance WOD with: clean & jerks, pullups or TTB, burpees, box jumps, running, dumbbell walking lunges, sit-ups, and rope climbs.