This month marks one year at CrossFit Thoroughbreds for Adrienne and we couldn’t be happier to have her as a part of our community! Adrienne is a dedicated athlete and constant inspiration to those around her. She is very passionate, not just about her own progress, but about supporting those around her in their health and fitness goals. If you’re a member at CrossFit Thoroughbreds and don’t already know Adrienne, take this opportunity to say hello – you’ll be glad you did!
Adrienne Fox McDowell
Hometown? Staten Island, NY
Hobbies or interests outside of Cross Fit?
Hanging out with my husband Martin and shopping with my daughters Amy and Amanda. I am also interested in helping others, very servant driven.
How long have you been at CFTB?
I celebrate my one year anniversary on June 6th.
Favorite WOD or movements?
Definitely deadlifts and bench press!
Tell us about your fitness journey?
I always battled my weight, went on Weight Watchers the first time at 12 years of age and have been a lifetime member since. Four years ago, I found ViSalus and the Challenge and my life was forever changed. It’s the only thing that’s worked for me and that’s kept the weight off and helped me build muscle. One of my 90-Day challenges last summer was to try CrossFit… I bought a Groupon in May and started in June: I came 5x a week all summer long and became totally addicted to it.
How has your fitness changed since joining CFTB?
I am definitely stronger, and much more confident in myself. I’ve gained 4lbs of muscle and I am looking to lean out even more in the coming year.
Favorite memory at CFTB?
I have a couple, but one that stands out is my first deadlift PR of 200lbs. Another one is finally getting to the top of the rope two weeks ago… fighting that fear of heights and watching my friends achieve new PR’s themselves.
Any advice for new members or people thinking about trying Cross Fit?
Like Nike says… JUST DO IT!!! CrossFit gives you a great sense of personal accomplishment and it’s a lot of fun and totally challenges you!