On her first visit, things didn't go too well. She hated CrossFit.
On her second visit, we talked a bit about Bright Spots, and the Zone, and Paleo, and other stuff that fills the spaces when you're working with a Personal Trainer and struggling to breathe.
On her third visit, she brought a picture of her wedding dress. Also, a couple of friends. We stuck the dress up on the wall (you likely saw it.) We reviewed Bright Spots (Sarah's first was kipping!) and chose a few for the future.
She's different now. No longer the scared blonde with a stiff back, Sarah's a genuine leader among her friends. She was the first to get double-unders; the first to triumph over the brain-tripping plyo box; the first to have a great deadlift; the first to show for a Catalyst event; the first to call the others and drive them to the gym. Tomorrow, a new exercise: Aisle Walking. She'll make that slow trek to meet Eric (above, all-around nice guy and fast squatter!) and complete the trip to her NEXT starting line.
Great finish, Sarah. Happily ever after!
Skill: kettlebell snatch
Strength: Deadlift 5-5-3-3-1-1