September – Friends Athlete of the Month

Taylor Welcing & Bridgett Roffers

Taylor: 24 Bridgett: 25

Where did you each grow up?
Taylor: Bonduel Bridgett: Hofa Park

When did you become a member at RedDoor CrossFit?
Taylor: April 2017 Bridgett: November 2016

What do you do when you are not at RedDoor CrossFit? (occupation, hobbies, etc.)
Taylor: I teach math at Gresham School District grades 6-10; enjoy canoeing and reading
Bridgett: I am the Cabinets and Appliance Manager at the De Pere Menards. When I’m not there or at the gym I am most likely with friends or helping on my family’s farm.

How did you find out about CrossFit?
Taylor: From Bridgett ☺
Bridgett: The internet…I pondered joining for like 3 months.

When did you realize CrossFit is right for you?
Taylor: When I wasn’t dying every time from my asthma and that I could handle it
Bridgett: Probably when I heard all the inappropriate jokes!

What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Taylor: back squats, pull-ups
Bridgett: Back squats, pull-ups, rope climbs

What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
Taylor: wall balls
Bridgett: Burpees

What would your perfect WOD look like?
Taylor: back squats, pull-ups, box jumps, toes to bar
Bridgett: Rope climb, squats, GHDs, cleans (my birthday wod)

What is one thing you have done at RedDoor CrossFit that you never thought you would do?
Taylor: rope climb/tire flips
Bridgett: Lift over 200#

What motivates you during a CrossFit WOD?
Taylor: coaches and friends, and the awesome music!
Bridgett: Seeing muscles develop and feeling the movements get easier. And what Taylor said

What is something about yourself that we might not know?
Taylor: If I could adopt as many dogs as my boyfriend would allow, it’d be all of them.
Bridgett: I was raised on my family dairy farm and I have three brothers who I adore(don’t tell them).

What advice would you give to someone just getting started with CrossFit?
Taylor: Don’t go all out at the beginning of the workout, pace yourself. And you don’t have to finish first; just finishing the WOD is an accomplishment.
Bridgett: Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to see a movement again.

Fill in the Blank (one word)

I like learning new things.
I eat chocolate.
I do whatever I can to help my students learn.
I am kind.

I like that I have great friends
I eat a lot of salsa
I do overthink
I am competitive