Athlete of The Month

  • Name: Lindsey Bridges
  • Favorite Wod: Anything with power cleans or snatches
  • Least Favorite Wod? Anything with box jumps – for obvious reasons if you’ve seen my shins
  • Favorite Lift? Power cleans
  • Least Favorite Lift? Front squats
  • When did you start CrossFit? June 2017
  • What were you doing before CrossFit? I was a member of a gym in Huntsville, Texas that did HITT workouts. We did a lot of the same lifts and movements as crossfit, but did not have the one-on-one coaching. The coaches and teachings on proper lift techniques make a world of a difference.
  • What have been your biggest achievements since starting CrossFit? I’ve lost weight, toned up, and pushed my body to levels I did not know existed. If you would have told me a year ago I would complete a half marathon with 20 pounds in my backpack, be able to power clean and push jerk 140 pounds, or do 6 sets of 400 meter runs + 500 meter rows without stopping, I would have told you that you were crazy. I leave the gym with less stress and more confidence every day.
  • How has CrossFit affected your life outside of the gym? I eat so much healthier and live a more active lifestyle! If I know there is a hard workout in the afternoon, I know I can not eat bad food during the day. It holds me accountable. I now look at food as fuel for my busy life and my workout!
  • What advice would you give a newbie joining CrossFit Texarkana? Set personal goals and write out a plan on how to achieve them!
  • Something you might not know about me is… I’ve been on 8 medical mission trips to Honduras. It is what inspired me to go to nursing school!
  • What do you like best about CrossFit? The environment! You are surrounded around positive people who are all there for the same reason- to be a better version of themselves. Whether that is to be a competitive athlete, an active parent, to lose weight, or to just get in better overall shape, everyone is supportive and encouraging of your goals, no matter what level you’re at.