Member Monday: Pam Pfeiffer

7
Feb

Member Monday: Pam Pfeiffer

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This week we catch up with one of our Master Athletes, Pam Pfeiffer! She continues to raise the bar while proving that age is just a number! Crossfitting since: September 2011. Started with BCF fall 2012 — A little about yourself: I have been athletic my entire life, starting with competitive swimming from age six, through high school, and into college (mostly butterfly, which is probably responsible for my shoulders). My parents put me in swimming as a way to alleviate my asthma symptoms.  I also participated in recreational gymnastics as a child for fun.  In my 20s and 30s swimming on a local US Masters Swim Team introduced me to triathlons, where I competed in many sprint triathlons.  My races would unfold like this: I’d crush everybody in the swim, hold my own during the bike, then everyone passed me on the run.  Now, in my 40s, CrossFit still gives me a chance to push myself and experience the excitement, nerves, triumphs and disappointments that come with competing I work in I.T. at Northwestern Mutual in downtown Milwaukee. My family lives in Hartland and I am a mom of 2 kids, 13 and 11.  You’ll typically find me in the gym in the early morning, after which I head into work, then afterwards its off to be the taxi to my kids as they do all their kid stuff.  I like a great German beer, BBQ beef brisket off the smoker, hanging out with our great neighborhood friends, Dave Matthews Band concerts at Alpine Valley, and camping in our popup throughout Wisconsin — How did you get into CrossFit? My UW – Eau Claire college swim teammate, Teresa (who now owns Crossfit Tangletown in Minneapolis), talked to (coerced, encouraged, nagged) me about CrossFit for about a year before I gave it a try.  A couple days before I went for my first class I watched a few CrossFit videos (believe it or not there weren’t that many out there at the time) that gave me pause about the first day, and I felt very uncertain walking into the gym.  I had never even picked up a barbell, attempted a box jump, or a rope climb prior to that day.  That day – my first day at Crossfit ever – was 5 years ago. #membermonday #motivation #fitness #badgerbuilt #badgercrossfit #workout @pampfeif

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