Name: Tiffany Brown
Occupation: Deputy Director State Aviation Office (Aviation Engineer extraordinaire)
Start At CFL: Feb 2013
CFL: What got you in to CrossFit:
Tiff: An ex-boyfriend of mine actually started CrossFitting. He looked pretty good so I thought I would try it.
I like that you guys are big in to body awareness and being an all around athlete. After my gymnastics career was over I missed working out and felt like I was suck on a treadmill, working out for nothing.
CFL: You mentioned you were a gymnast, so that leads us into the next question of what is your athletic background?
Tiff: I was a gymnast for 10 years and did cheer in college at Hutch.
CFL: That’s cheating Tiff… I’ve been working on my handstands for like a year and a half…
CFL: What level of an athlete were you coming back into the working out world?
Tiff: With 10 being my peak, probably a four. I had stopped working out for quite a while. I would say now I am a seven. A ten is hard to attain –with a job and all, I can’t put in the time I did with gymnastics.
CFL: Any obstacles you have overcome since being here?
Tiff: Getting my pullups back was a huge one. I am in completely different shape than I was while being a gymast and was 15lbs lighter back then.
CFL: Does that 15lbs freak you out?
Tiff: I have had a big mindset change when it comes to body weight. I eat really well and don’t weigh myself. My clothes fit better than they did before.
CFL: We always try to get people (esp ladies) to take measurements and pics because the number on the scale can be deceiving. You could gain 15lbs and lose 2 pant sizes and people are still focused on the scale. Do you feel better/ look better…Yes… then stop obsessing over a number on a machine..I am happy you talked on that!
CFL: What is your favorite lift/ workout and why.
Tiff: I like bodyweight workouts and having a time pressure is good for me.
CFL:What was your first CrossFit workout like?
Tiff: I did the Intro Wod. I thought the medball run was aweful and was sore for days… but was hooked.
CFL: Ah, the classic Intro WOD.
CFL: Any long-term goals you are striving for?
Tiff: Consistent double-unders and more pull-ups!!! I have seen big improvements in my technique and can feel a big difference in my lifts and gymnastics. My handstand walks are better and I feel stronger in them.
CFL: That is awesome!
CFL: How do you stay motivated to keep coming to the gym?
Tiff: SOCIAL! This is a big part of my social network, I can only come in 3x per week and get excited to see people. I like working out with a group and mingling.
CFL: Yeah we like the community aspect as well. It keeps things interesting.
CFL:Any fun facts about you??
Tiff: I am a big fan of shark week and obviously airplanes.
CFL: Sharks on a plane!!
(We are funny)
CFL: If you could workout with anyone who would it be and why?
Tiff: Steve Iriwin… great accent.
CFL: So a workout with you, Steve, and the sharks… on a plane…