Congratulations on this month’s Athlete of the Month Sophie Cowan for her hard work and amazing attitude!
Hometown: Montreal, QC
When did you first start CrossFit? October 2013
Why did you come to CFK? I wanted to try Crossfit when I first moved to Vancouver but specifically wanted to go to a smaller gym that had a strong sense of community- plus it was a 5 min walk from my apartment
What is your favourite WOD? It’s hard to pick a favourite WOD cause there are so many good ones! I love doing long chipper wods that incorporate a lot of different movements so I don’t get bored and I get a good sweat.
Most brutal and challenging WOD? Karen would have to be the worst (wall balls are not my thing) but Eva is a close second- anything with 5 rounds of 800m runs is not my jam! That being said I get an incredible sense of accomplishment when I finish these wods!
Favourite movements? Any kind of squatting, dead lifts, double unders or pull up practice (one day I will get them!!!)
What kind of things do you do outside the gym? Hobbies and interests? I love biking, hiking, all things fashion related and above all spending time with my friends and family.
What improvements have you seen in yourself, both mentally and physically, since starting CrossFit? Physically so much- I’m lifting way more than I did when I first started and have mastered movements that I never thought I could. I feel stronger and healthier all around and have a lot more energy. Mentally- determination, learning to take CF one day at a time and that not everyday will be a PR but if you trust the process results will come.
What’s been surprising or unexpected for you since started at CFK? How many close friends I’ve made at the gym, and how much these people inspire me to get better. It’s motivating to train with such an amazing group of people who are not only incredibly talented but willing to help me improve. Also how interested I’ve become in the whole world of Crossfit- going to watch competitions, following athletes online, reading up on ways to improve e.t.c.
What kind of advice would you give someone new to the sport? Don’t be intimidated by all the different movements or workouts, there are always ways to modify them! Take it one day at a time, work at your own pace and track your progress- the results will surprise you!