Member Spotlight: Laurie Wagner

Member Spotlight: Laurie Wagner
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Laurie Wagner - September 2015
Laurie, a Houston firefighter, began her CrossFit journey at The Combine stronger than the average "rookie" walking through our doors; yet, has still made incredible progress over the past 13 months. A nagging shoulder injury that she endured throughout collegiate and professional softball disappeared within four months, she's added an easy 100 pounds to her back squat and her overall mobility has increased by miles! 

"I happen to be in a profession where strength matters. I don't like to make things about males or females, but as a firefighter, especially a woman, it's important to be able to keep up with the guys. Because of The Combine, they have to keep up with me! The confidence I have attained through The Combine's programming is unreal!"Laurie said.
  1. How did you discover [CSC] CrossFit? After the fire academy, I had lost a bunch of muscle mass from all the cardio they had us doing. My best friend and fellow firefighter, Jonathon, pushed me into going to his box a few times. After that, I realized I dug it!
  2. What fitness goal(s) would you like to achieve in 2015? By the end of the year, I would love to be able to string together multiple chest-to-bar pull-ups, and multiple bar MUs. Also, I would love to get a kipping MU on the rings...dang kip!
  3. What is your favorite thing about CSC CrossFit? Probably the same thing that everybody loves...the friends I've made throughout the process. The community aspect definitely lives up to the hype!
  4. What advice do you have for new CrossFitters? Be kind to yourself. It is something that I am still learning, but it the best lesson I have discovered through CrossFit.
  5. Name something we would be surprised to know about you. I was terrified to walk into my first CrossFit class. I spent 20 minutes convincing myself it was a good idea!
  6. What fitness accomplishment are you most proud of? I love that my squat has gone up a good 100 pounds! And my dance moves have gotten better in each class...well, that might be a stretch, but definitely my squat.
  7. When you are not working out, how do you spend your free time? I love eating breakfast foods with my friends! Whether it's doughnuts at the gym, or pancakes anytime else!
  8. Name your three favorite CrossFit movements or lifts. Pull-ups, deadlifts, and rig dips!


posted 9/16/2015