Rest Day – Athlete Spotlight!

layher

 

Hometown: Plano Texas!

Age:15
Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, hobbies, interests, etc.).
I live with my mom, dad, older brother, Clayton and the love of my life, my dog Bellatrix. I was a gymnast for twelve years and I now work part time at one of the gyms that I used to train at. I’m homeschooled and have been from the day I started school.
When did you first start training at CrossFit Urban Jungle and what was your first WOD? How was it?
I started training at CFUJ one year ago yesterday actually! (October 5th) I absolutely died after my first workout. My friend Taryn and I decided to try Crossfit together and did not know what we were in for! The WOD was 3 rounds of a 400 meter run, 8 pull ups (it was supposed to be 12 but I was hyperventilating so bad Michelle changed it to 8, haha) and I think 10 kettle bell swings.
What is your kryptonite? (least favorite movement)
I have a love hate relationship with Ring Muscle Ups.  I really like doing them but I’m not the best at ring dips and I tend to get stuck a lot. Also Double Unders – I’m just straight up terrible at those.
Your best ninja skill? (favorite lift/movement)
Chest to bars! I’ll do those all day!
What your favorite cheat meal?
This isn’t technically a meal but cheesecake! I could probably eat an entire Cheesecake Factory cherry cheesecake by myself!
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit?
I’ve always been a pretty athletic person so I went into Crossfit with some strength but I’m definitely stronger now then I have ever been before and my body feels great!
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFUJ moments:
There are so many to choose from but I loved everything about the Open and the way the whole gym would come together every week and support one another. CFUJ really is a big family and it definitely showed during the Open!
Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit?
Just keep going! If you keep going and giving it your all I guarantee you’ll fall in love like I have!
Something you might not know about me: Most people don’t expect this from me but, I love hunting and target shooting. I can tear down an entire AR-15 and put it back together like a pro!
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