Athlete Highlight: Emily Sullivan

Name: Emily Sullivan

Age: 24

Occupation: Dietitian

What brought you to TFA?

I learned about CrossFit in high school from the Custer family and we did a couple small CrossFit workouts after basketball practice. I loved how hard it would work me in such a small period of time. I tried TFA out the summer before I went to college and came back after I graduated.

How has TFA changed your life?

I was never someone who used weights consistently, so TrueFit has helped me get stronger and tone up. I am overall better at all other activities that I like to do (swim, run, bike, hike) because I have more strength. Toning up and being stronger makes me more confident in life which is a huge game changer. My physique changed a lot when I started TFA and im a lot more confident now that I have some muscle. TFA has reminded me the value in group workouts because I always push harder to complete the work out with a better time or more reps when someone is beside me. Also, having coaches always watching to make sure we have good form and do not slack off makes me really appreciate group workouts. TFA athletes are lucky to have the one on one access to coaches. I learn about form and recovery daily when other gyms do not offer that individuality. Lastly, I have met my best friends at TFA. The environment is unmatched.

What goals have you accomplished since being at TFA?

I have learned how to do kipping pullups and string them together, learned how to do a snatch, double unders, triceps pushups, and wall handstand. Also Lindsey, Annie and I took 3rd place at the Granite Games this year.

What are your current goals?

String together toes to bar, beat Mike in all workouts 😊

How many days per week do you workout?  6-7days

What do you enjoy outside of the gym?

Reading and anything outside in the sunshine.

If you could meet anyone, ever, who would it be and why?

I would meet Jonah from the Bible because he got swallowed by a whale and I really need to talk to him about that.

What’s your best story about the gym?

I was doing a burpee on the matts and my belly button ring got caught in between 2 black matts when I was jumping up. That was memorable and painful.

Mandy and I ran 3 miles in the gym just running back and forth inside while it rained before shred a couple of times.

The granite games being held at TFA this year was a great memory.

What advice would you give to the person you were when you started?

Work to get higher weight!

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