New Year! Same questions! Different answers! Start 2016 off on the right foot by making a new gym-friend and introducing yourself to this month’s AOTM, Pip Clarke. Here are some interesting tidbits about Pip to get the conversation started! She’s living proof that once you overcome your fear of “Death by CrossFit” it’s actually a pretty fun sport.
Q: What got you interested in CrossFit?
I started paleo two years ago which ultimately led me to regular gym stuff. I soon became bored of it and wasn’t really noticing any real differences. I wanted to try CrossFit for a while but I was scared of it and definitely thought I would die, so I waited until two friends of mine would go with me. I waited until after my lacrosse practices every day to go to CrossFit and that quickly became my favorite part of the day. I couldn’t imagine a day without it (except rest days) 🙂
Q: Do you have a favorite workout or movement? Least favorite?
Favorite would have to be rowing or any type of squatting, least favorite would be pushups or wallballs.
Q: What do you do for work?
I am a Freshman at Georgia State University.
Q: What’s your favorite hobby, pastime or interest outside of work
(other than CrossFit)?
I enjoy cooking, being outside and travelling back home to The Netherlands every now and then. I also love painting!
Q: Favorite music to work out to? Favorite music to relax to? OR Favorite Atlanta Restaurant? OR Favorite Vacation spot?
My favorite music to workout and relax to would be house/electronic music.
Q: Any advice for someone considering trying CrossFit for the first time?
Although CrossFit is tough it’s super fun, testing your limits or just getting a quick workout in is so worth your time. I have met so many cool people through the 2 gyms I have spent time in. I have had my best and worst days in the gym and I still come back for more and I wish everyone would at least try it once. Being able to learn new movements and get stronger is such a valuable experience and Terminus has been such a cool part of my college experience so far.