Member Spotlight – Sharon Sage!

Jun 22nd, 2020

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Member Spotlight – Sharon Sage!

Sharon

Member Spotlight – Sharon Sage!
We are so excited to have Sharon in the CFS Member Spotlight! Sharon is such a hard worker and the progress she has made and continues to make shows it! She is always setting goals for herself and putting in extra work to achieve them. Over the years Sharon has frequently shown up early to work on a skill and/or stayed late to take a mobility class and work on her recovery.

During quarantine Sharon kept up her hard work and is diving right back into it now with our outdoor classes. We’re so proud of the progress she’s continued to make over the past few months, where it would’ve been very easy to take a break. She doubled down and got in her work out sessions no matter what!

Sharon is so friendly and welcoming to new as well as long time members which is always appreciated. Over the years she has been willing to volunteer for any special events such as the showdown and she’s always happy to help clean-up and set-up before and after classes. Lastly but certainly not least, we love having her at our social events 🙂 and enjoy being around her positive attitude! Check out her interview below to learn more about our rockstar!

Name: Sharon Sage
Profession: Product Analysis at CVS Health

When did you start at Crossfit Southie?
I started in Feb 2014 and it’s so hard to believe it has been 6+ years. When I started coming 4x a week, I really started to see a big transformation as I was able to hit a different gear.

How did you get involved in CrossFit and what was your first WOD/experience?
In 2013 I was living in Florida and dating a guy who did CrossFit, which I had never heard of before. He had such a passion for it that was contagious and he was unbelievably fit. Shortly after I moved to Boston he went online and looked at all of the CrossFits in Boston and recommended I go to this one based on the programming, coaches, schedule, box, etc. He was right!

My first WOD was tough and some doubts creeped in. I vaguely remember, but it had 100 pull ups in it and I didn’t know how to use a band, kip, or do 1 pull up. I remember a lot of awkward flailing! My second and third WODs were on a Sat and Sun and Haley and Andrea helped me throughout the workouts to learn the different movements. It made all the difference! Shortly after on a Thursday evening class Dale, Meg, and Jenny helped me and continued to help me as did many others. I do try to welcome and help new people because I want them to have a good experience and get past the hump of a new box or movements. I remember always how much it meant to me!

What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?
Doing Murph every year, but I still have a long way to go. I can now do 100 pull ups, which on my first day I didn’t think that would ever even be possible. I’ve come a long way from the awkward flailing thankfully! I still can’t do 200 push ups, I can do around 70 when broken up, so I use the bands for that. My goal is to be band-free on it soon and get faster!

What did you do while CFS couldn’t do live WODs at the box?
I was truly fortunate with all of the pandemic shut downs that I kept my job since I work for a healthcare company. With all of the upheaval, I cried only once when I got the email from Goose and Amy that they had to stop doing live WODs. I was so sad for Goose, Amy, Haley, and Daniela because it is their livelihoods and their passion and hard work have built an AWESOME place! I was also sad for myself and all of us because of how important it is to our health and fitness. With the equipment Goose and Amy lent me, I set up a small outside gym in two parking spaces. I programed 43 workouts across a variety of movements and started running. It was still the best part of my day, but my times got slower and the weight a little lighter without the push of all of you! I missed you and I’m SO HAPPY to be back with you guys!

What is your Favorite Part of Crossfit?
BY FAR the coaches and the community! When I did my quarantine workouts, I felt like the coaches were with me saying “go deeper”, “chest up”, “pick up the bar”. It kept me SANE and really speaks to how great the coaching and training is by giving me life skills that transcend the box. I also missed the community so much and THANK YOU ALL for the push you give me and your friendship. You gals and guys are INCREDIBLY inspiring! While I don’t know all of your names yet, I’m faster, stronger, and dig deeper because of you and I’m truly grateful.

Sharon – Jump Rope Wizard

What’s a “Fun Fact” about you?
I broke my arm when I was 6 years old trying to replicate a TV wresting move. I saw a guy on a wrestling show run, jump, position himself horizontally, and land on an opponent. It looked like fun and I tried it on my dad as he was lying on the floor. He didn’t see me coming. He instinctively rolled away when he eventually saw me, and I landed on my arm on the floor. Yeah…it hurt, but my family and friends helped me decorate my cast and I kept it for 20+ years

Warm-up
Tabata Bike – start at 70% and build with each interval

10 PVC pass throughs each in standing, quarter squat and full squat – 30 total
PVC flagpole and external rotation stretch

Mobility
Calf/Quad Rolling with BB

Strength
E2MOM12
Reverse Lunge
10 Reps (5 Each Side)

WOD – Assault/Rogue Bike
30/22 Calorie Bike
30 Back Squats 135|95
30/22 Calorie Bike
20 Front Squats 135|95
30/22 Calorie Bike
10 Overhead Squats 135|95

Level 3- 115|75
Level 2 – 95|55
Level 1- 75|35
ADV – 185|115

WOD – Schwinn Bike
45/33 Calorie Bike
30 Back Squats 135|95
45/33 Calorie Bike
20 Front Squats 135|95
45/33 Calorie Bike
10 Overhead Squats 135|95

Level 3- 115|75
Level 2 – 95|55
Level 1- 75|35
ADV – 185|115

Extra Work
42-30-18
Calorie Row
21-15-9
Strict HSPUs