Athlete Of The Month – March 2016 : Lindsey Bunt
It’s time to announce our March 2016 Athlete Of The Month. Lindsey Bunt has been with Whole Strength since our garage days. She has been a consistent force in our fitness community and has been dedicated from the start. Our friendly exchange of sarcastic comments during class always lightens up the mood and keeps things upbeat. Lindsey has one of the best responses to our standard list of questions so keep an eye out. Let’s hear what she has to say.
1. How did you come to find out about Whole Strength CrossFit?
My good friend, Tiffany Huff, told me about some church friends of hers that had a CrossFit gym, and she begged me to try it out with her. I’m still debating our friendship… 😉
2. What is your favorite WOD?
Any of them that integrate short, high intensity interval training. Love getting that heart pumping!
3. Least favorite Move?
Rowing. It literally makes every WOD that much worse.
4. Biggest accomplishment so far?
Committing to the 5:30am classes. Not sure if this counts as an actual accomplishment, but two months ago I would have never gotten out of bed that early for anything. Now I actually enjoy starting my day off in the gym.
5. What is your six month Goal?
To get that one minute plank. Y’all, it’s so much harder than you think!
6. What do you enjoy most about Whole Strength CrossFit:
Easy – the people! Whole Strength attracts a certain kind of athlete that makes CrossFit (almost) pleasant. They’re not just your gym mates, but often times your friends! Feeling comfortable around the people you get to work out with (and getting to laugh a little too) makes a challenging WOD seem 10x more achievable.
The time must be checked. It MUST be checked!
7. What is your Occupation?
I’m an Administrative Officer for the Arts & Science Dean’s Office at Vanderbilt University. In English, I pay people.
8. What is your fitness background?
There isn’t much of one. I was in Color Guard in high school, but hadn’t been in a true fitness routine until I started with Whole Strength at the beginning of 2015.
9. How long have you been CrossFitting?
I just crossed over the one year mark. Woo!
10. Thoughts after first CrossFit experience?
These people are crazy – ain’t no way I’m getting sucked into this…
11. What advice would you give to a new CrossFitter?
Just stick with it. I’d say it takes a full year to really get the hang of it, but the personal journey you take during that year leads to a lot of awesome self-discovery!
Lindsey had one of my favorite answers of all time for our Athlete Of The Month feature. When I asked about her biggest accomplishment she didn’t mention a typical fitness goal. She noted a commitment to a behavior change. She made a choice to commit herself to the morning class. It may seem trivial but behavior changes can encourage major progress in our fitness journey. Lindsey didn’t get wrapped up in a number on a scale. An eluding PR (personal record) on the board didn’t discourage her from her end goals. It’s about making changes in our daily routine that can pave the way for a healthier you. Congratulations Lindsey. Whole Strength is proud to call you one of our own.