Warriors, join us in congratulating our October Members of the Month, Adam Phillips and Emily Garcia! We asked them to share a little bit about their time here at Mighty Warrior and we hope you enjoy their answers as much as we did!
What’s been your proudest moment at Mighty Warrior?
Adam - Two moments stand out. Laura made time and let me do 17.1 scaled before a flight to Florida. She was jacked the whole time and I finished my first open workout. I Never expected that when I started. Now I can cross up Nolan with a 35# dumbbell. Secondly is when Podium Rick and I did Rookie rumble. We had a 1a and 1b, the 1b was finishing “Karen” under a 6 min time cap. We had the crowd cheering for us and finished in 5:58. Having a crowd cheering was really cool.
Emily - I think my proudest moment was when I was finally able to get a toes-to-bar. When I first started Crossfit, I was super impressed by those who were able to do it. I thought this was something I wouldn’t be able to achieve, so I was shocked when I was finally able to do it!
What’s your favorite workout?
Adam - Olympic lifts to infinity or an emom :)
Emily - I don’t have a favorite workout per se, but I do enjoy the WODs that involve some sort of aerobic weightlifting. I think because these (usually) aren’t too technical, I am able to get a better sense of achievement at the end of the workout.
What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to start CrossFit?
Adam - Don’t do it, stay home and cry! JK stay consistent and good things will happen.
Emily - I would say just try it! I think it can be super intimidating and people are worried that everyone is going to be better than them. Everything is able to be modified to your level!
What’s a fun fact about you that most Warriors might not know?
Adam - My wife and I are expecting our first baby, Esmeralda. I also dated Annie Thorisdottir before I met Amanda for 7 days.
Emily - I REALLY hate cotton balls! They make a weird noise (think nails on a chalkboard) and the feel of them when you rub them between your fingers gives me the creeps.
What’s the next goal you’re looking to achieve?
Adam - Besides being a great father, I want to be more consistent in bringing it everyday. That might involve rest, not sure. I have a long way to go with a lot of movements.
Emily - My arms have always been my “weaker half,” so I am hoping to start being able to improve my upper body strength. I want to start stringing together pullups.
Come one, come all. Is CrossFit really for everyone?