CrossFit is defined as constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity. To this Mom of gorgeous twins, wife, and Nurse Practitioner, CrossFit is defined as the choice that changed her life.
Lindsey leads an already busy life, so sharing her schedule with a workout routine was no simple task. The Back Alley programming has made it possible to adopt and stick to a workout routine, even with her extremely tight schedule. In the beginning it was just about showing up consistently, but before long Lindsey found herself passionate about rowing, running and even weightlifting!
This mom was so astonished by the transformation her mind and body were making, she started working one-on-one to improve her new found skills! Now she’s crushing new goals weekly: handstand push ups, inches melting off, even competing in the CrossFit Open!
Lindsey has been on an incredible journey becoming the strongest and healthiest mom, wife, and version of herself she could imagine.
Here are some facts about Lindsey and her BA history:
What is it like coming to the gym now?
It’s fun, a place to challenge myself physically and mentally, to take a break from work and kids and be a little bit better every time I walk out the door.
Why have you stuck with BA for so long?
It’s a fun community that supports me to reach further, push harder, and be better. The consistency was the missing piece that BA provides. I actually look forward to going to the gym!
Are there any memories about the gym that stand out in your mind?
Accomplishing things for the first time is empowering, my first box jump, handstand, shoot through really stand out. I loved participating in the Open workouts with the group because they were so challenging, and it’s incredibly inspiring to see everyone putting out their best effort.
Is there anything you appreciate about the coaching?
The coaching is top notch and by far and away the strongest asset to BA. They are insanely knowledgeable, very personable, and will scale anything to your level. The coaches are genuinely interested in helping you achieve your goals.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve done at the gym?
Is there anything you can do now that you never saw yourself doing? This was the first year I was able to Rx a few of the Open workouts, which was exciting, and a motivating benchmark for next year. I recently did Murph for the first time with relative ease, and realized how far I’ve come I the last two years.
What type of workout gets you excited? What’s the most challenging?
I like the 30 minute EMOM (every minute on the minute) type workouts, filled with a few rotating activities –these keep my busy mind from wandering. I often underestimate by abilities, and the the coaches will encourage me to push a little harder… they know I can do it, before I do!
Do you have any advice for someone considering Back Alley but feels intimidated?
The greatest thing I read about starting at Back Alley was DON’T WAIT. Don’t think you’ll get yourself in better shape and then join. Just join and they’ll get you in shape…no matter where you’re starting from.
When you think about BA, what three words come to mind?
Strong, Happy, Goals