Justin and Jackie Wisniewski

Justin & Jackie are our spotlight athletes. They have been consistently coming for almost a year now.  They have made vast improvements since starting CF and are always up for cheering others on.  

Jackie recently became our Peak Kids Fitness Coordinator and we couldn’t be more happy with how the program is going! Here is what they have to say about CrossFit so far!

Jackie:

How long have you been Crossfitting?
Since August 2016

What made you start CF?  
We were gym rats and loved living an active lifestyle but started to get bored with the gym atmosphere – i.e. doing the same workout style day in and day out with people who could really care less if you were there or not. We knew we needed a change, so we decided to check out CrossFit. I am so glad that we did, we have made new friends and each day there is something new and exciting to look forward to with the programming.

What changes have you seen since starting CF? 
My body image. Since starting CrossFit I have noticed a shift in my mentality. I am more focused on what my body can do/achieve rather than just what it looks like. Getting stronger physically is great but my mental game has improved so much! 

What is your favorite/least favorite movement?
My favorite movement is my strongest movement… the deadlift. Whenever I see a workout with a heavy deadlift and some sort of high intensity component like burpees or box jumps added in – that’s my jam!

My least favorite movement is anything to do with gymnastics. I am learning and slowly improving but it’s definitely something I have to work hard at. 

What is your favorite part of CF Conway?
The community. The people in the box actually want to see you there, they want to see you succeed, and they endure tough workouts right along with you. It’s encouraging and really what makes it fun! 

What are your long term goals? 
To continue getting stronger mentally and physically. To PR some Olympic lifts now that the movement patterns are becoming easier. And to get this dang gymnastic stuff figured out! 

What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF?
My advice would be to just come try it. I think people are scared of CrossFit for various reasons. I always say to never let what other people say determine your opinion of something. 
Seriously though, working out in a fun environment with people who quickly become your best friends while being led by a great coaching staff… how bad could it be?!


Justin:

How long have you been Crossfitting?
Since August of 2016

What made you start CF?
It was something new and everything about it looked more like the workouts we did growing up playing sports.  Working out for a purpose seemed more fulfilling than to be strong in one movement.  And of course because the wife was into it before we even signed the waivers. 😊

What changes have you seen since starting CF? 
I’ve begun to focus more on function and form rather than merely how much weight I can lift.  I am more focused on how the lift “feels” rather the amount of weight I’m moving.  I’ve learned that I didn’t know proper form as much as I thought I did.

What is your favorite/least favorite movement?
Favorite lift is snatch
Least favorite - running

What is your favorite part of CF Conway?
the camaraderie and healthy competition

What are your long term goals? 
don’t die

What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF?
Be willing to give it the effort and time to see yourself improve, as it may be difficult at first

Zach Fonville