Share you CrossFit Prototype experience and fitness journey
Prototype of the Month: Ritu Minocha
My CrossFit journey started with me looking at the CrossFit sign outside the gym for 2 years while I drove by. I was curious but scared to walk-in. I had never been a member of a gym before and I did not know if CrossFit would be a good start. A friend convinced me to try it for a class. I barely survived it. I was surprised at how hard it was. The class left me sore for days. I decided to keep coming just to see if I ever get good enough to do classes 2 days in a row. Nobody thought I would last. 2 years later, I am still around.
What is your favorite part about being at CFP?
My favorite part about being at CFP is how all the exercises are broken down into easy steps and how all the coaches make sure you are always doing the movements correctly. I was petrified of doing weights before since I did not want to get injured doing them wrong. I still can’t do most of the movements at an Rx level, but everyone (the coaches and all CFP members) is so encouraging that no matter how much time I take or how clumsily I do the WODs, I always feel like a winner!
What are you hobbies and activities?
I love to read, travel, do puzzles and give lectures (as per my 3 boys, this is a skill I am particularly good at!). I also cook a lot, given I have 3 boys at home. And let’s not even get into how much cleaning I end up doing daily!
How has (if it has) CFP helped you outside the gym (in sports etc)?
When I joined CrossFit, I had a weak shoulder muscle. Thanks to all the Pull ups and Pushups we do here, I feel stronger. I now come with my 2 older sons who love to beat mom at the workouts. Analyzing the WODs, grinding through them and then discussing them afterwards is a fun way to bond with your kids!
What are you continuing fitness goals to this point?
I have a super long list – Toes to Bar, Pull Ups, etc. I think pretty much everything that is an Rx workout. My kids would love to see me do a handstand push up. Mom upside down would be hilarious.
“If you want to shine like the sun, you must first burn like the sun.” – A.PJ. Abdul Kalam “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion” – Mohammed Ali