CrossFit for women is gaining popularity in the gym scene and for good reason!
I mean, why should men have all the fun taking a sledgehammer to a tire, climbing ropes, and doing wall balls?
CrossFit For Women: Expert Female Tips
Although we love our male CrossFit trainers, having female trainers to guide CrossFit for women is a nice enhancement to the traditionally male-dominated fitness regimen!
The male trainers have always facilitated a tough, no-excuses atmosphere (and, not gonna lie, eye candy is an added bonus).
But, now, with female trainers involved in our classes, we get the best of both worlds!
Females just tend to be more sensitive in general, so it’s SO nice to be able to go to a female trainer for advice and guidance, and a little extra TLC.
Plus, girl power is just so much fun to experience!
Not only do our trainers at The X-Project guide us through our work-out and cheer us on along the way, but they are also there as resources.
They’re always so willing to share their knowledge and advice on anything and everything that’s health and fitness-related.
So, Pam and I decided to bring our readers into the gym, virtually, and post an interview with our trainer, Chrissy Makosy to explain more about CrossFit for women.
Chrissy always has a beautiful smile on her face. She has offered up lots of advice to us on everything from what protein powder tastes the best to how to modify the way I’m walking for increased efficiency!
So, without further ado – I give you:
Interview with Chrissy Makosy – Crossfit For Women
Certifications / Experience:
- Over 20 years of training / teaching experience
- Owner Gold’s Gym, Frederick 1994-2005
- Owner CrossFit SRT, Frederick, MD Oct., 2014 – May 2015
- Personal Training Certifications Held: NSPA, IFPA, 2014-Current: ACSM
- AFFA Primary Group Fitness – 2011
- Les Mills BodyPump: 2003 – 2014 (Advanced Instructor Status 2010-2014)
- BodyStep by Les Mills : 2004 – 2014 (Advanced Instructor Status 2011-2014)
- Les Mills BodyAttack: 2011-2014
- CX Worx by Les Mills : 2011-2014
- CPR/AED – Current
- CrossFit L1 Trainer: May, 2014
- CrossFit Mobility: Oct., 2014
- Karl Paoli Freesytle Connection Gymnastic Seminar: Nov., 2014
- Aug., 2009: NPC East Coast Classic Masters Figure (35+) 2nd Place
- Aug., 2009: NPC MD State Women’s Open Lightweight Bodybuilding – 2nd Place
- May 2010: Musclemania Capital Tournament of Champions: Open Lightweight Bodybuilding – 1st Place, Masters (35+) – 1st Place, Overall Winner
- Oct., 2010: NPC Natural Pennsylvania Open Figure Class A – 1st Place, Masters Figure Class A – 1st Place.
- May 2012: NPC MD State Open Figure Class A – 3rd Place
- Oct., 2013: CrossFit Festivus Games, Frederick, MD – 5th Place
- May 2014: CrossFit Rare Games Masters Competition (age 45-49 division), Fredericksburg, VA – 1st Place
- Oct., 2014: CrossFit Halloween Havoc Women’s Masters Team Competition, Chantilly, VA – 1st Place
- April 2015: CrossFit Rare Games Masters Competition (age 45-49 division), Fredericksburg, VA- 1st Place
- CrossFit Open: 2014, 2015
Chrissy’s go-to motivators & Sources of inspiration – CrossFit For Women
I believe it is a great advantage to be self motivated – to find your own reasons to just get up everyday and and hit the gym.
I try to make it a part of my daily routine and it is extremely self satisfying when I am finished.
However, that doesn’t always happen so if I were to look for outside motivators, it usually comes down to the members that I have taught or coached (you guys).
It is amazing how I can feed off of others’ hard work and get very inspired to “keep up”.
I also know my kids and others are always watching so there is something about trying to set a good example for others that is very motivating to me.
And, I like to eat A LOT!
What is Better About CrossFit For Women than the other fitness methods?
things Chrissy does outside of the gym to maintain Her fitness and health.
Protein & Vitamin supplements Chrissy recommends for someone who is interested in optimal daily functioning
- I like a good plant based multi-vitamin / mineral supplement to help fill in the gaps with what I’m not getting from food
- Fish oil (anti-inflammatory) high in EPA & DHA -omega 3 fatty acids
- Quality protein powder for pre / post workout. My favorites are:
- An Amino Acid supplement just as a little extra fuel and recovery for the muscles:
- There are others that I may take depending on circumstances and how I feel.
THE best CrossFit Exercise To Do If Chrissy were to Pick one
Chrissy’s philosophy on ideal eating for health
- John Kiefer
- Dr. Layne Norton
- Krissy Mae Cagney
- Andrea Jengle
- Pauline Nordin
- Eat to Perform.
Others I just like because they are real – they work hard, they are just like you and me and have the same struggles but have learned to celebrate their unique strengths:
- Brooke Erickson
- Lisbeth Darth
- Dana Linn Bailey
Chrissy’s favorite songs on Her work-out playlist?
advice for Those who may be fearful Or apprehensive try CrossFit For Women
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