Photos by Dustin Nevill
When you walk into Razorback and Foxcroft CrossFit each day, you will see athletes of all different ages and backgrounds with a common goal: a commitment to their health and bettering themselves. We are proud of the determination and hard work that they display as they are becoming healthier, stronger, quicker, and developing their overall fitness. Our growing community is an incredible group of athletes that are devoted to helping each other and themselves become better every day. As coaches, we feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to work with so many like-minded, hardworking athletes to achieve their goals.
For our May installment of our Member Spotlight, we introduce Suzanne Pepper. Suzanne first started CrossFit with us in February of 2015 after the birth of her first child. She then came back this past May of 2016 after the birth of her second son. Suzanne started CrossFit to get back in shape after two pregnancies close together and to lose the baby weight.
Do you remember what your first CrossFit workout was? What were your thoughts after it?
"My first workout had a lot of burpees and snatch progressions. For the next two days, my muscles were more sore than they’d ever been! I quickly realized how out of shape I was."
What do you like most about CrossFit?
"I love the individual coaching you get in class, but with a community of people cheering you on at the same time."
What is your favorite exercise or workout?
"Murph is my favorite Hero WOD because it’s the first one I completed. My favorite move is box jumps – I can see the most improvement from continuous work on them."
What changes have you noticed since you’ve started CrossFit?
"Since starting back at CrossFit this past May, I am back down to my pre-pregnancy weight and have toned up. I can see a big difference in my energy and strength as well."
What goals have you accomplished and what are your next goals you are working towards?
"I would like to continue to get stronger and improve my endurance. I’d also like to get a strict pull-up."
How has CrossFit helped you in your everyday life?
"As a stay-at-home mom with two small kids, CrossFit is a great way to get some time for myself during the week. At home, it has helped my energy in keeping up with chasing after my boys."
What advice would you give to someone new to CrossFit, or someone who is thinking about joining?
"CrossFit is scalable to anyone, whether recovering from an injury or surgery, or looking to increase athletic performance. The coaches at Razorback CrossFit are great at modifying exercises to each person’s abilities, while still pushing you to get results. The community is awesome and everyone is very supportive of one another. I’d recommend anyone considering joining to give it a try for a couple of weeks. I’m sure they will get hooked like the rest of us have!"