Meet B.J. Recer…
What is you athletic background? I wrestled and played lacrosse in high school and just the occasional beer league softball or volleyball league since. Been a member of a chain gym for years but was never real heavy into it. I just donated to them.
What do you do for a living? I am a nurse at a nursing home.
How long have you been CrossFitting? Going on five months.
Have you trained before? If so, what are the differences you like about CrossFit than your past training? Never been much of a trainer except for in high school with wrestling. That was all watching your weight and cardio. I like the fact that crossfit switches it up and you never know what you’re getting into when you walk into the gym.
Favorite movement: Clean and Jerk
Favorite WOD: Karen, just because I excelled at it, LOL.
Favorite CrossFit moment: Trusting myself to get under the bar when it’s over head.
What is one of your main goals for CrossFit? Just to strive to be fit in all aspects and to turn my weakness’s into my strength’s.
What do you do outside of the box that is going to help your performance inside the box? I try to watch what I eat to fuel my body better but that is easier said than done. I try to stretch on my off days and always throw in a little run or small workout when I can.
What do you enjoy on your leisure time? Crossfit is what I enjoy in my leisure time. I also enjoy going to a sporting, concert or checking out new restaurants around town.
What advice would you give a new CrossFitter? Just to stay positive, it’s very rare that someone is going to start doing Crossfit and be great at it. I know when I started I was nervous about my fitness level but the group at Crossfit North County welcomed me with open arms. If you see someone struggling encourage them and cheer them on and in return they will be there for you when you need them to build you up. Focus on the fundamentals because the more efficient you are at your movements the more weight you will eventually be able to throw around.
Any final thoughts on CrossFit? It’s an amazing sport and it definitely tests you not only physically but I think a lot the time it is more mental. I love pushing myself to the limits each and every day I can get into the box. I think the other reason that I enjoy it so much is the community that it brings together. I love working out with my Noco peeps and we will make each other work harder,
And get stronger together than many of us thought possible. Having friends and a community to cheer you on as well as hold you accountable is a nice support system to keep you motivated. I look forward to taking my body and mind to the limits in the future.