NAME: Nancy LeMay
HOMETOWN: Windsor Locks
OCCUPATION: Data Analyst, Travelers Insurance
INTERESTING FACT: Having been obese my whole life, and approaching the mid-life crisis of turning 50, I finally decided to get my health under control. 7 1/2 years later, I’ve shed 220 lbs., 5 separate medications for heart arrhythmias, participated in 2 Crossfit Open’s and a couple of competitions!
FAVORITE LIFT: Deadlift
FAVORITE WOD: Anything Chipper style
LEAST FAVORITE WOD: Anything with Thrusters in it.
HOW DID YOU START CROSSFIT? Once I started getting my health under control , I began personal training with Coach Jason about 5 years ago. Eventually, he encouraged me to try it. I wasn’t real thrilled about it in the beginning, but I trusted him and his advice. In retrospect, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF CROSSFIT: Various types of Volunteer work. I actually find it relaxing to do activities like that.
WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK TO LWCF? The philosophy of Crossfit, This Community in particular, the Coaches, and the awesome athletes that I see every time I’m there!
GOAL FOR THE NEXT 6-12 MONTHS: Double unders and pull ups.
ADVICE FOR SOMEONE NEW TO CROSSFIT: Be patient, stay positive. Don’t worry about you are doing in relation to everyone else in class, just work hard. It’s an amazing experience, and the rewards are priceless.
WHAT CLASS DO YOU NORMALLY ATTEND?: 6:30 PM