September Member of the Month: Erica Mitchell

Member of the Month Badge | CrossFit Thoroughbreds | Fort Myers

Name: Erica Mitchell

Hometown: Born and raised in Palm Beach County, FL

Age: 41

Hobbies / Interest outside of CrossFit: I like to read, journal, eat, shop and travel.

How long have you been at CrossFit Thoroughbreds: About 1 ½ Years

Favorite WOD or movement: Hammer Swings

Tell us about your fitness journey: I was completely water-logged as a kid and grew up in the competitive swimming world.  I started training year-round at 8 years old and was a collegiate athlete.  Unfortunately, I feel into the trap of everyday life and let the importance of my health and physical shape take a back seat to employment and every-day life.  Aches, pains and injuries started happening and I decided it was time to change.  A co-worker of mine was talking about her gym and from the moment I saw and felt the community atmosphere I was hooked.

How has your fitness journey changed since joining CrossFit Thoroughbreds: It has changed from going to the gym to really wanting to be able to do some of the functional movements that I took for granted in my youth.

Favorite memory at CrossFit Thoroughbreds: Loved the pregnancy WOD. It is just one of the examples of how the CrossFit Community celebrates its members.