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October Member Spotlight: Sharon Martin

Sharon has been a member at CFJI since February of 2019. She's been a staple on our 9 a.m. class since then and will even bring her daughter in from out of town to get some workouts in for some mother daughter bonding.

Her progress as a member really stood out in our last life challenge where Sharon won 1st prize for losing 2.2% of her body fat while adding 3.1lbs of muscle. This is an impressive accomplishment considering she has only been doing zoom workouts with us! Sharon has been very cautious about coming back into the gym due to COVID which is certainly understandable. However, instead of using it as an excuse to fall out of her routine. Sharon has maintained a solid workout regimen. Furthermore, she's even used the time to polish off some of her other healthy habits through our life challenge. When we think about the kind of people our gym draws in, we like to think of the Sharon's. The athletes that won't stop. The ones that look at challenges as opportunities. The people that are of solid mind, body, and spirit. Not by mistake, but by choice and by continuing to choose to improve no matter what.

It is for these reasons that we have chosen our very own Sharon as this month's member spotlight.

Congrats Sharon! You've earned it!

Tell us a little about yourself and what got you on the path to CrossFit…

A friend told me about CrossFit and I was intrigued by the "functional fitness" philosophy. At the time I was practicing yoga only and felt I needed to add a more structured cardio/strength training component.

What keeps you coming back each day?

The coaching, the community and the focus on being a conscious, multifaceted individual.

What is your favorite at-home exercise to do?

Right now, it's CrossFit!

Usually, it's walking on the beach.

If you had to do 100 reps of one movement (not running), what would it be?

Weighted squats

What are 1-2 of your goals for 2020? Have you accomplished any of these yet?

Consistently incorporating daily yoga with CrossFit 4 times a week.

Also working toward a consistent daily meditation practice.

Some weeks are better than others.

Favorite Lift?

Squat clean thruster

Least favorite Crossfit movement?

Wall balls


Atlanta, GA

Favorite Charleston Restaurant?


If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?


What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?

1. Don't expect life to be easy.

2. Don't be afraid to just be yourself.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?

Carl Jung

One thing about me people would be surprised to know?

I graduated from college at age 42.

If the CFJI coaches came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare?

Something clean, healthy and delicious. With wine.

Give us a “Question of the Day” to use in class.

What is something you do daily that best helps you cope with the current pandemic/political climate?

Is there anything else we need to know about you?

If you want to know anything else you'll have to ask a specific question. I'm an introvert :-)

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