Member Monday: Patti Winters

16
Apr

Member Monday: Patti Winters

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This week we check in with one of our 7am regulars, Patti Winter! — Crossfitting since: November 2014. I was in the Elements class with Jordan and Lyndsay but they're clearly overachievers. — A little about yourself: I grew up in Delafield, moved to San Francisco, got married and lived in Illinois, then divorced and moved back to Wisconsin with my son Luke. I've tried many different careers from travel agent to horse farm manager and exercise rider to my current one as Area Franchisee for The UPS Store in S.E. Wisconsin. I live in a cozy little home in Tosa with my dog, Hank. — How did you get into CrossFit? I had reconnected with an old high school pal, Deb Logan, who told me about BCF. She looks fabulous so I figured she knew what she was talking about. — How has CrossFit changed you outside the gym? I'm stronger! I've always been active but I noticed I was losing a lot of strength (yes, it's a thing as you age) and wanted no part of that. After a few months of WOD's, and when I could walk normally again, I felt like I was better at everything I tried. Crossfit really helped my riding; with my new-found core strength and stamina I can ride longer with better position. I remember the first time my horse tested me with a little frisky behavior and discovered she couldn't unseat me, she was disappointed and defeated. The other aspect of my life outside the gym that has changed is my social circle which has expanded to include the 7am Masters women! Such dear friends, I could never have imagined or hoped for! — What makes Badger CrossFit unique? The atmosphere is electric! Especially on busy days, but really every time I walk in I feel the vibe that charges me to put in my best effort. So yes, like everyone says, its the people. This is my chance to shout it from the rooftop – I wouldn't be doing any of it without Coach Tina! — Advice for people just getting started: Start. That's the hardest part. Make eye contact and let people know you need help or motivation or scaling options. I always know the scaling options so you can ask me. : : : #membermonday #monday #motivation #progress #fitness #community #results #badgercrossfit #badgerbuilt

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