CrossFit Sweat Shop – Walnut Creek

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Monday’s Featured Member

Name: Britney Tong

Age: 27

 

  1. How long have you been doing CrossFit?
  2. 3 years

 

  1. What were you doing for exercise before CrossFit?
  2. I used to go to a boxing gym almost every day. Once I moved out here, I was meandering around Crunch.

 

  1. How did you begin training at CrossFit Sweat Shop?
  2. I was told that I should try CrossFit as a way to make friends and that It was just something I would like. I initially picked sweatshop because it was close to work. It ended up being one of the best things I’ve ever done.

 

  1. What has been the most significant benefit or change since you’ve been a member of the Sweat Shop?
  2. I make overall healthier choices.

 

  1. What is your favorite exercise or workout?
  2. Back squats, baby!

 

  1. What is your least favorite exercise or workout?
  2. Assault bike and sled pushes. The worst!

 

  1. What is your favorite cheat meal/snack?
  2. That good ‘ole southern fried chicken.

 

  1. What do you enjoy most about training at CrossFit Sweat Shop?
  2. The environment! Everyone is so friendly and I don’t ever feel weird being myself or people judging how ridiculous I might look doing something.

 

  1. Now that you’ve been doing CrossFit, what’s one thing you could never see yourself doing again?  (workout, nutrition, lifestyle, etc.)
  2. I can’t go back to your average joe gym. I need someone to tell me what to do.

 

  1. What is your proudest exercise related achievement?
  2. Completing my first CrossFit Open workout (17.1) It was absolutely brutal and I was able to realize a mental grit I didn’t know I had.

 

  1. What advice would you give someone who is hesitant to try CrossFit?
  2. It’s definitely intimidating at first, but you’ll meet a lot of great people and have so much fun working out!

 

  1. What is your most sought after exercise goal?
  2. At some point, a body weight snatch.

 

  1. What do you enjoy doing outside of CrossFit?
  2. Going to raves and music festivals!

 

  1. What is something you have recently purchased for less than $100 (or acquired for free) that you thoroughly enjoy and would recommend to others?
  2. Barbella box. It’s a subscription box specifically geared towards women and fitness. I’ve gotten cool clothing and fitness gear as a surprise gift to myself almost every month.

 

  1. Any advice you would give your 25 year old self?
  2. Test your limits but don’t overstep them. It’s not worth the injuries. And don’t bother asking your significant other to help 1 on 1 coach you, you won’t listen anyways (sorry DJ).

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