Kurissa S.

Athlete Spotlight:  Kurissa S. Tell us a little about yourself (occupation, family, hobbies, etc). I am a registered nurse in short term rehab. In my free time I love hiking, fishing, cooking, and trying pretty much anything new. I also love hockey and racing! How was I Introduced to CrossFit Swarm? I knew a few people who had tried CrossFit and loved it, and I was looking for something to do to stay active. Swarm was the closest CrossFit affiliate to me. How long have you been CrossFitting? About 1.5 years My favorite Movement/WODs Box jumps, deadlifts, burpees, pull ups// any workout with those movements, I love Least Favorite Movement/WOD: Rowing, Thrusters // 15.5 My proudest moment so far: Getting chest to bar pull ups, ring dips, and C&J at 116#. All 3 surprised me!! What is your favorite thing about CrossFit? Every day is different and challenging. Every accomplishment comes directly from your hard work and effort, and every day that you go to CrossFit, you walk out just a little stronger than before What are you current goals? I want to learn muscle ups, be better with squat cleans, and 100# overhead squat What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout? I don’t remember my first CrossFit workout actually, but I do remember wondering if I was going to puke haha What I love most about CrossFit Swarm? The environment! The coaches are personable and caring. They want you to learn and grow, and are just as excited as you are when you reach your goals, or hit a PR. I can’t count how many times...

Christina B

Athlete Spotlight:  Christina B   Tell us a little about yourself (occupation, family, hobbies, etc). I am an occupational therapy assistance in a Rehab center in Agawam. I have 3 sisters and a brother. In my spare time I love to read and do Pinterest projects! How was I Introduced to CrossFit Swarm? My husband Ben introduced me to Crossfit Swarm How long have you been CrossFitting? 3 years My favorite Movement/WODs Clean and jerks, double unders and hand stand push ups. I love the swarm filthy fifty! Least Favorite Movement/WOD: Thrusters!!! Fran My proudest moment so far: Proudest moment is when I got my first pull up What is your favorite thing about CrossFit? My favorite thing about Crossfit is that the workouts are always different and challenging keeping you going. I love the community and how supportive everyone is in helping you achieve your goals. What are you current goals? To get a muscle up by this summer, to be able to string together 10 pulls ups What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout? I cried after my first workout at swarm (lots of thrusters!) and never wanted to come back but I did and I couldn’t be happier. What I love most about CrossFit Swarm? The trainers. I love how involved each of them are and how helpful they are to get you reaching your goals. They stay after class to help me work on skills and always push me harder during workouts. They really care about everyone in the gym and making sure they have proper form and are lifting safely. I have...