Member Monday: Terry Pomeroy

9
Oct

Member Monday: Terry Pomeroy

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This week we check in with a mid-morning regular and five year member, Terry Pomeroy! — I was introduced to CrossFit in September 2011 when my wife Colleen showed me pictures of her doing ring dips, tire pulls and other movements from her workouts.  Colleen had received a one month trial to Badger CrossFit as a birthday present from her daughter Meghan.  Three months later, I joined them for a family outing to take advantage of a free introductory CrossFit class over Thanksgiving weekend.  In December, I began the CrossFit Elements class (just four participants including Steve Paul) to learn  basic CrossFit movements. All I remember is burpees, running and box jumps.  The Badger gym consisted of just the small gym, office, showers and changing stations. The Badger warm-up was done from the south windows to the solid north wall, just some 30 feet. — This past April, I became a much more active Badger CrossFit participant and am finally making progress as shown by recent improvements in strength, workout performance, weight loss and overall health.  This is thanks to continuous support and patience from Badger coaches and co-athletes in the 7:00 AM workout session; receiving constant reminders to correct my poor squatting technique. — Doing past workouts done at non-CrossFit gyms, I would watch the clock and countdown the minutes remaining before the end of the session.  I never watch the clock at CrossFit and not because the coaches do a great job of telling us how much time remains in the workout.  With the current structure of warm-ups, strength, and workouts, the hour is over before you know it.  For new CrossFit members, keep at it, don’t give up.  Once you get over the initial muscle soreness, everything simply falls into place.  Constant reminders and advice on techniques from coaches and camaraderie among crossfiters helps to keep me motivated to continue the daily variety of workout routines. — As quoted from a 1980’s Miller Lite commercial: “Life is good"!

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