Name: Alisun Cashill
Occupation: Registered Nurse
What is your athletic background? I ran cross country and did some track back in high school. In my early twenties, I participated in cardio kickboxing and biking/running outside.
What was your workout routine prior to CF Spero? Before beginning CF Spero, I would take the occasional jog outside or on the treadmill. I dabbled a bit in weightlifting but didn’t progress much into it. It’s been a couple of years since I established a workout routine.
What is your greatest struggle with your fitness routine and how has Spero help you overcome it? My biggest challenge would be pushing myself during a workout, sometimes I would give up too easily and psyche myself out that I am too weak. Spero coaches and the members are so sweet and encouraging. The coaches are always monitoring and assisting when needed. They encourage small, but achievable goals that are safe. If they feel that something is not safe, they will intervene immediately. The coaches are very friendly and easy to talk too.
What is the biggest change you’ve seen since starting at Spero? I feel like I have more strength in my upper body and my sleep has been a lot better. I don’t feel as fatigue at work when I am running around.
What was your first experience with CrossFit? Spero was my first experience with CrossFit!
When did you start CF? I started with Spero CF around April/May.
Why did you choose CF Spero? The gym is in a nice area and is very clean. The coaches and owner are very friendly and easy to approach. Members of this gym are at different levels of CrossFit which is nice to see because I was intimated by CrossFit at first.
What keeps you coming back? I really like how I feel after a workout knowing that I pushed through something that I thought I could not achieve. Everyone is so encouraging, and you don’t feel alone. The fact that I feel myself becoming stronger is definitely a plus. What I like about CrossFit is that it is a workout for your whole body.
How do you like to spend your free time? I like to watch YouTube videos and play video games.
What are one or two improvements you have seen in your life since starting CF? My sleep has been a lot better; I don’t find myself waking up several times a night. As mentioned previously, my upper body feels stronger, I don’t feel as weak!
What are your goals for 2019? My goals for 2019 is to complete 10 push-ups that are not modified. It’s been a long time probably since high school that I was able to do one.
What would you say to someone thinking about starting CF? I would say do it! Find a place that works well for you and become invested. Your body will become stronger and you will also meet a lot of new people!
What’s your favorite and least favorite CF movement?
Least Favorite: Power Snatch
What’s your favorite meal? Mushroom pizza with mozzarella cheese!
Anything else you would like to share with the Spero family? Thank you for being so sweet! I look forward to achieving new goals with you guys!