Athlete of the Month - March 2019

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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT PRIME AND WHAT GOT YOU STARTED?

I started with my friend Amanda in the New You program about 2 years ago. I was looking for something that would jumpstart an exercise routine for me. I thought I would do the program and then continue working out on my own. Back then, 3 days a week seemed like a lot. Now I'm eager to be at Prime 5-6 days a week, and I don't want to go back to working out on my own. 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT PRIME OR CROSSFIT IN GENERAL?

Well, I love that workouts are created for me- not only am I spared awkwardly wandering around a gym hoping no one will notice I don't know how to use the machines, but I get to shut my brain off a bit and focus on that mind-body connection. I also love feeling like an athlete again. The coach encourages, helps and pushes you, and there's a feel of team camaraderie in class when you survive difficult workouts together and drive one another to do better through a healthy sense of competition. Which leads me to what I enjoy the most: the people, of course. Who wouldn't love dorky Nick Woodman, kind-hearted Suzanne, or the one and only Tim Jensen?? Our gym is truly a community. We even have a book club! And we do Paint & Sips! And we literally had a formal holiday party. That cracks me up.

IF YOU COULD BE IN THE MOVIE OF YOUR CHOICE, WHAT MOVIE WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHAT CHARACTER WOULD YOU PLAY?

I would be Ginny Weasley so I could portray her as the badass she's supposed to be. But mainly so I could be friends with J.K. Rowling... and get free Harry Potter stuff. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE AND WHY?

This is tricky. I'm a sucker for a good quote because "words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic" (that's an Albus Dumbledore quote). But the one that I'm really feeling this week is: "Life is about love, last minutes, and lost evenings- about fire in our bellies and furtive little feelings," simply because I'm in a Frank Turner kind of mood. 

WHAT DOES A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TIFFANY LOOK LIKE OUTSIDE OF BEING A STUD CROSSFITTER?

I teach; I coach; I tutor. If I'm not doing one of those three things, I'm reading or writing with a cat on my lap. Actually, no- I'm cleaning. But I want to be reading and/or writing with a cat on my lap.