December 2022: Laurie Shultz

What is your name or nickname?


What are your favorite hobbies, talents, skills outside of CrossFit?
Woodworking, playing guitar, hiking, and karaoke

How did you find/get to CrossFit Eclipse?

I found CrossFit Eclipse over a decade ago during the 1st CrossFit Open. My friends and I needed a place to verify our scores, and the folks here were super welcoming! Other things in my life prevented me from actually joining for many years, but eventually, I found my way back

What motto or phrase do you live by?
Keep learning.

What is your favorite music to listen to while WODing?

I love lots of types of music, so I’m not too picky as long as it has a good beat.

What is your favorite WOD?
People have favorites?

What is your favorite cheat Food(s)?  
Pizza and ice cream (not at the same time)

What is one thing you have done at CFE that you never thought you would do? Competing again! I went through many years of chronic health issues that prevented me from really pushing my body. It feels really good to be in a place where I can enjoy some local competitions with new friends!

What motivates you through your CrossFit journey?
Knowing that there is always something to get better at motivates me to get to the gym, and the awesome coaches and athletes here motivate me to push myself once I’m here!

What results have you seen so far in coming to CFE?
Improved strength and stamina

Do you have any special or successful CrossFit Eclipse memories/moments? Thoroughly enjoyed Battle at the Ranch and Metcon Mashups with Eclipse teammates!

What sort of life changes have you experienced because of CrossFit that you didn’t expect? 

What advice would you give to a newbie or someone just joining CrossFit Eclipse?
Be patient with yourself and enjoy the journey

Current training Goals/PRs?
I’d like to focus on increasing my strength over the next few months.

 If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
Yikes! Can I play my skip card on this one?

Cowboys or Sooners?
Go Pokes!