Jenn Warcola

Jenn Warcola

I am married to my high school sweetheart.  We have two boys that keep us on our toes!  Alex is 9 and Logan is almost 7. We also have 2 dogs; Tucker is an English Pointer that is 2 and Zoe is a Pug that is almost 13.  My husband Brett and I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to North Carolina 8 years ago.  It was difficult to leave all of our friends and family; but looking back it was the best decision we made!  Growing up I played softball, tennis and bowling.  I love going to amusement parks with my family – I love the rides as much as my kids do!

What made you start CrossFit? How long have you done CrossFit?

I am still a newbie to CrossFit.  I just started in October 2014.  I had liked the gym that I was previously at; however, if I missed the one class per day that I liked then I wouldn’t exercise that day.  I thought it was time to try something new and talked to a few CFA members about what CrossFit was all about. Everyone that I talked to about CrossFit would tell me that I would just love it.  I made the decision to do the free trial, and am so happy I did!

What keeps you coming back to CrossFit?

The members and coaches at CFA are truly amazing!  Everyone is so nice and encouraging.  The coaches are wonderful and knowledgeable.  What I love about the CFA coaches is that I can ask them question about what weight I should use and they are spot on with what I can do.  They really get to know you and your abilities.  The members are all so supportive of each other’s progress and accomplishments.  I actually enjoy looking at the WODs for the day and seeing how everyone does.  I love that I am getting stronger and doing things I never thought I would be able to do.  I also love that my boys love coming to CrossFit with me!  They absolutely love the CrossFit Kids classes.

Favorite CrossFit Movement: Clean and Jerk

Least Favorite CrossFit Movement:  Burpee (blah!)

What are your CrossFit Goals?

My CrossFit goals are to do a pull up without the band and to be able to do a few Toes-To-Bar in a row.

Do you have any advice for someone new to CrossFit?

The hardest part will be walking through the door on the first day.  I remember being so nervous! I’ve never used barbells before and never lifted heavy weights.  While learning the movements, they can seem a little awkward at first.  But after a few weeks it will feel like you have been doing them forever!  Trust in your coaches to know what you are capable of doing.

Fun Facts about me:

Growing up, I had 11 years of perfect attendance at school.  I missed some days in 1st grade due to the chicken pox.

I love bowling!  My high score is 264 🙂