Member spotlight: Meet Christian
Q. What/who made you decide to try BICF and join our "Founders Club"?
A. I have been doing CrossFit for a few years and LOVE it! My sister and brother-in-law started BICF so I wanted to do what they do. I love the encouragement and support that I receive from everyone.
Q. What has been the most significant change for you since joining BICF?
A. I am always excited to do a workout and it makes me happy. I get to work on writing my numbers and counting out loud. I am stronger, have better balance and can walk up curbs and across the street without having to hold on to anyone.
Q. What is your favorite thing about BICF?
A. Hanging out with my sister and making Chris laugh.
Q. What are your favorite/least favorite movements?
A. I LOVE toes to ring but always say "come on" when I am told to do burpees.
Q. What are your personal goals/aspirations for 2017?
A. I want to be able to come to the gym as many days/week as possible and hang out with people who make me laugh. I am working on my step-ups and hope to keep adding more plates.
Q. What has been your biggest accomplishment since starting CrossFit?
A. For those who don't know me, I have learning disabilities (can't read, write and have trouble with speech). I can understand what you tell me, but have trouble communicating and expressing myself. I'm a hard worker, but have trouble with balance and coordination. I also have a fused spine due to a surgery I had for scoliosis when I was younger. For me, being independent is so important! Since starting CrossFit I have more confidence in myself and know that I am capable of so much more than people think.
Q. Share something we don't know about you?
A. I work at the Bainbridge Safeway and am one of their best employees. I take pride in my work and want to do the best job I can. Make sure to stop and say "hi" to me if you are ever in the store when I'm working. I may give you a goofy look, but I promise I'll be happy you stopped to talk to me!