September Athlete of the Month: Emilie McEnerney
I moved to Toronto from Washington, D.C. 2 years ago for a work assignment. I’ve also lived in FL and NY and love ‘Murica. I work in the financial services industry for one of the big 4 accounting firms. Just don’t get your hopes up on my ability to tally up reps or calculate 70% of your 1 rep max.
CrossFit has always intrigued and intimidated me. I’ve done number of different exercise programs in the past and was bored with the repetitiveness and dissatisfied with the intensity of all my old workouts. Preparing for my wedding earlier this summer was the kick in the rear I needed to get outside of my comfort zone and try something new. The competitive and challenging environment of CrossFit is exactly what I was looking for.
Google brought me to 416 but the awesome coaching staff and community have kept me coming back for more.
The first day I stopped in there just so happened to be a puppy and a baby in the gym and I thought that it couldn’t get much better than this. I am continually impressed by the amazing coaching at 416. The coaches challenge you and motivate you every day and seem genuinely interested in helping everyone get better.
My proudest moments are when I think I am really messing up an exercise and one of the coaches tells me I’m actually doing it somewhat correctly.
I really want to be able to do pull-ups and have recently been fighting with bands at the rig after class in attempt to build to this. I am also taking the Barbell Basics class to improve my lifting technique. So I’m basically working on everything lol.
My WOD would be called “Beer Gut Buster” and the intent would be to make you not feel as guilty about consuming a glass (or 5) of wine later that day.
2 x for time:
Row 400 meters
15 push ups
30 Kettlebell swings
Run 800 meters
15 wall balls
My favorite memories of 416 are finishing a WOD feeling tired, sweaty, accomplished, slightly frustrated but also some kind of post workout high and super motivated to come back the next day to get better. Pretty much every time I leave the gym I can’t wait to come back for more. Unless its after a WOD involving the assault bike.
Thanks again for welcoming me into the CF416 community!!