September Athlete of the Month, Sydney English

1.  The DC Metro is very transient; from where did you move? What brought you to area? What do you do as a career?

I moved to DC from North Carolina for law school. I am currently in my third and final year of school at The George Washington University Law School.

2.  How did you get started in CrossFit? Did you have prior athletic experience? And how long have you been at CFSA? What’s your favorite or least favorite workout?

I was looking for a local CrossFit gym. I was previously a member at a CF gym in NC and wanted to pickup where I left off. I have been at CFSA for three months. My least favorite workout is the front squat and my most favorite, the back squat. Besides CF, I played field hockey and ran track in my younger years.

3.  What’s your greatest improvement/achievement since joining us at CFSA?

I have improved and continue to improve my technique/ posture when lifting.

4.  Now that you’ve been crushing it in the gym, what advice would you offer our CFSA newbies? What motivates and pushes you to continually improve?

Go at your own pace and be in competition with yourself. Because everyone is coming from different levels of experience, it can be intimidating to measure your progress against your fellow classmates, so don’t.

5.  Tell us something about you no one at the gym knows. It can be anything: worst job you’ve ever had, the cheat food you constantly crave, the workout you fear most…anything you’d like to share.

I have a huge sweet tooth that is insatiable. “Sweet” of preference: anything chocolate.