I hope you are well. I am so excited to introduce to you the Queen of the Hill for March 2016, Michele Clark. She is a hard working athlete, mom of two awesome girls, loving wife, and a Doctorate Student. You’ll find her balancing life and fitness goal with the faithful morning warriors. The COTH community is honored to celebrate Michele for all her accomplishments.
Continue reading to learn more about Michele!
What brought you to Boston?
I came to Boston 20 years ago after graduate school.
What drew you to CrossFit?
I used to dance (modern) and have always loved being active. I was into various fitness crazes over the years, and eventually found my fitness home with CrossFit six years ago. I love the strength-building focus, community support, and different movements every class. I always say, “CrossFit for life”– it helps keep the body and mind young.
What keeps you coming back to COTH?
The “Morning Warrior” crew and positive coaches. We all show up at 6 am and support each other in staying strong and healthy. I also love how the coaches all bring their individuality to coaching– in the warm-up exercises, mobility, and Saturday partner WODs. And now I can’t imagine starting my day without CrossFit– everything feels manageable after lifting a heavy barbell over my head, or tossing a medicine ball against the wall.
Biggest improvements/struggles with CrossFit?
Consistency has been my greatest improvement– integrating CrossFit into my routine. I love having a neighborhood box that makes this possible. As a result, I feel more able to tackle any WOD that comes my way. I struggle with long-distance rowing and pull-ups. And thrusters completely exhaust me.
If you could create your own WOD, what movements would you use?
I prefer longer work-outs with variation where you can get into a zone. I like having weight in the workouts (cleans, split jerk, OH squats). Movements I like include farmer’s carry, plate ground-to-overhead, overhead plate lunges, ball slams, and step-ups.
Meat head nickname (with explanation)?
No meathead name…
Thanks for reading!