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Matt and Billie French

Name: Matt and Billie French

1. Age: Billie – 29, Matt – 30

2. When did you become a member at CrossFit West of the River?

Billie: March 7, 2015

Matt: August 2015

3. Have you noticed any changes – physical or mental – since starting CrossFit? If so, what?

 Billie: Definitely physical and mental changes have occurred. I feel better all around!

Matt: Yes, physically I have lost weight and hurt in so many places I didn’t know I could. Haha

4. What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout?

Billie: I thought, these people are crazy but I kind of like it

Matt: Holy crap I think I’m going to die. I couldn’t wait to walk out the door.

5. When did you realize CrossFit is right for you?

Billie: When it became part of my dreams at night, lol!

Matt: When my wife made the decision for me and wouldn’t let me quit

6. What is your favorite CrossFit exercise? Least favorite?

Billie: Any kind of squats! My least favorite would have to be any sort of running and pullups

Matt: I like to run and do overhead squats. My least favorite is wall ball shots…or anything with the word wall in it

7. What motivates you during a WOD?

Billie: Knowing that every WOD is a chance to improve my body, mind, spirit, and attitude. Don’t get me wrong, there are days  that I “just don’t feel it.” But there is a little voice that says just keep moving…oh wait, that’s LaMonte’s voice…

Matt: Failure…I don’t want to “fail” so I keep pushing through.

8. What goals do you have for yourself as a CrossFitter?

Billie: To keep trying new things and to always be an inspiration to someone even if it is just one person…I feel like God has placed me here

for a reason and it’s not just to be fit physically but spiritually, emotionally, and socially.

Matt: To keep improving not only in myself but others around me

9. What do you think sets CrossFit apart from other forms of fitness?

Billie: Definitely the community aspect, coaches, and the other athletes that become family.

Matt: CrossFit makes you feel more like a family. There is always someone encouraging you.

10. What advice would you give people just starting CrossFit?

Billie: Don’t compare yourself to others, all bodies and lifestyles are different. Also, results do not happen overnight. So be patient and consistent!
Matt: Don’t QUIT. Everything great takes time.

11. What is something no one knows about you?

Billie: I get super nervous before every workout! Eeeek, like about to pee myself nervous, lol

Matt: I want to be like Milton when I grow up.

12. If you created a WOD and named it after yourself, the workout would be:

 

Billie: Break Yo Legs: 3 rounds – 50 air squats, 40 situps, 30 bar weighted lunges (65/35), 20 situp, 10 front squats (95/65)

Matt: Out of breath: 3 rounds – 800m run, 10 pullups, 10 air squats, 10 situps, 10 pushups, 10 half burpees

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