RXD Spotlight

of the Month: June

Keira Long

Quick Questions

Most people don’t know these 3 things about me:                                                              

1. I have cat phobia. (Please be nice!)

2. I am a coffee addict! (favorite joints so far: Pete’s Coffee and Philz Coffee.  Leave a comment if you know any good places :D)

3. I like jumping out of airplanes. (YOLO!)

Describe RXD in your own words:  It is a friendly crossfit box with great people.  It provides a positive environment for all ages to train in and to have fun! It is definitely a recommended place for anyone wanting to join a box.

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Age: 29

Occupation: Community Service Officer, GGPD; Army Reserve.

RXD Start Date: October 20, 2016

Athletic Background: Water polo, basketball, swimming

Go-to class time:  5:30PM and 7:30PM

How did you learn about CrossFit? I discovered Crossfit from a co-worker I used to work with.  Then I watched some youtube videos about it, I was intrigued so I decided to give it a try.  And the rest is history ^o^

How has CrossFit RXD changed your life? Thanks to my best friend Yesenia for introducing me to CrossFit RxD.  I dropped in for two sessions and they were amazing!  Months later, I signed up as a regular member! Best decision ever!  One of many awesome aspects about CrossFit RxD is the community within the box.  Each athlete has his/her own weaknesses and strengths and different level of crossfit experiences.  Amazingly, knowledge is still shared amongst each other.  There are always positive feedbacks, critiques, and motivation provided by the coaches and members to help each other to make a better lift or to complete a lift or to PR that lift.

Since joining CrossFit RxD, I noticed my strength and stamina have improved tremendously by coming to all of the different classes (regular class wods, Oly, and Renegade).  Working on personal weaknesses and training with different groups of people always motivate me to push harder and move faster.

Short term goals:  Improve technique and form with all movements, including bar and ring muscle-ups.

Long term goals: To be proficient at all movements and build a stronger mind-set.

Favorite movement: Snatch

Least favorite movement: Rowing. It’s a love hate relationship.

  • Go-to class time: 5:30 or 7:30PM
  • Cheat Meal: Sushi
  • Start Date: October 20, 2016

Favorite healthy food: Oven-baked salmon/chicken with steamed vegetables and brown rice. Or any homemade meal prepped food.

Favorite cheat meal: Sushi (Dragon Rolls from Kabuki Restaurant in HB); all types of crackers.

Current book you’re reading: How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie.

Hobbies outside of CrossFit: All types of outdoor activities; triathlons and half marathons (beginner); read books at Barnes and Nobles; drink coffee!

Life Achievements: So far, balancing my own life and careers as well as supporting my parents.

I am passionate about: 

  1. Becoming a person of value
  2. Progression not perfection
  3. Learning new crafts
  4. Helping others in any ways I can offer
  5. A healthy and balanced life style

Special Thanks!

I’d like to thank all of my training partners that I get to train with, they inspired and motivated me in every training session. They are absolutely a group of wonderful people that I get to embrace the suck with!! 😀  (p.s. they are SUPER STRONG ^o^)
More importantly, I’d like to thank the CrossFit RxD coaches, they have helped change my thinking process and awareness of each movement and each time I lift a barbell.  They teach me how to be patient and to make each movement look as effortless as possible, and that is something that I strive to achieve.  Without them, I would not have such development.

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