Congratulations to our October Member of the Month, Cassandra L.!

Cassandra is a Founding Member who has been with us since Day 1.  Her dedication and consistency is motivation to us all.  She shows up and puts in the work – even staying late to work on her weaknesses and crush her personal goals in the gym.  We’re so proud to have her in our community!

Check out our interview below and learn a little about her journey with CrossFIt and Locomotion Fitness.

Q:What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?

A: I didn’t want to get bored when I was working out.  I was going to a regular gym and I would space out in between sets.  A friend of mine did CrossFit and she loved it.  I knew it was hard and I thought I would have to run a lot, which I needed to do.  I still don’t like running, but I know I need to do it. CrossFit keeps me engaged.

Q: What was your first impression of CrossFIt in general?

A: I thought it was exclusive and expensive and full of people using lots of confusing acronyms.

Q: How has it changed?

A: I was wrong. It’s not exclusive at all!  It’s super warm and welcoming, the nicest people I’ve met have been at a CrossFit gym.  CrossFitters do like to talk about CrossFit; but that’s because we love the people and the program.  CrossFit works, but more importantly it’s fun and engaging.

Q: What was your first bright spot?

A:That’s a tough one. I don’t think that there is just one bright spot – I feel like I have several bright spots a week, as corny as that sounds. As hard as it is, I still feel like I’m successful at least a few times a week.  I feel like I’m working hard but I’m also progressing.

Q: What are you working on? What are your current goals?

A: I’m working on consistency – specifically with my nutrition.  In the gym – I’m working on my pull-ups, handstands, and running.  I really hate running and I want to not hate it…I do hate it less than when I started!!

Q: What’s your favorite Locomotion Memory?

A: I probably have to say the Grand Opening – because, it’s strange since it’s not “my gym” – I mean, it is, I’m a member and I belong here, but I feel proud to see something opened by people who are good people.  I thought it was cool to see a new CrossFit gym, by another military family, in my neighborhood with a great community.