Here it is, our Athlete of the Month for April… Meg Anderson! This gal is unbelievably fast. Have you seen her run? Not only does she have an engine that never slows, she is strong and fierce when it comes to lifting weights and working weaknesses. She is so much fun to watch!
“Megan is a quiet killer. She comes in, swings for the fences and heads out. On multiple occasions I’ve seen her and Tom (her husband) turn in the top scores for the day. She’s always trying to improve and willing to listen. Most of the time when you look over there is a smile on her face. She’s a joy to have in class!”- Coach Guy
1. How long have you been doing Crossfit? And how long have you been at Crossfit RX?
I have been doing Crossfit for 4 years and have been at RX the whole time.
2. Why Crossfit?
I have always loved sports and really enjoyed being on teams and having coaches… and Crossfit lets me have that even though I am getting old , I also love that Crossfit can be scaled for anyone and is something that is sustainable to do long term.
3. What are some of your hobbies outside of the gym?
Tom and I have 2 daughters- Isabelle and Kate who keep us pretty busy. They are 9 and 7 – so they are a lot of fun and still like hanging out with us (although they will be teenagers before we know it). Right now I am coaching Girls on the Run for my oldest and softball for both of them. I am also lucky because I love my job at the Furniture Bank and get to do something I am passionate about every day.
4. Favorite and least favorite movements?
My favorite workout is anything that is long and involves running. My least favorite movement is anything heavy & overhead.
5. Name one thing you’ve accomplished in Crossfit, and name one goal you are currently chasing.
It took me a LONG time to be able to do a pull up – so that is probably my favorite accomplishment so far. Right now I would love to get better at stringing pull ups and toes to bar together and learn how to do a handstand push up. 6. Favorite food or meal? My favorite meal is a good hamburger and beer.
7. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
In 2011 I was able to be a surrogate for my brother and sister-in-law which was an amazing experience!
8. Favorite piece of advice you’ve gotten in Crossfit?
I am always grateful when a coach is there in a workout to correct my form and make sure I am doing things the right way and safely.