Name: Xian Zhang
Occupation : CRNA (Nurse Anesthetist)
When did you first start CrossFit?
*July 31, 2017
Tell us about your sports & fitness background.
*I never really played much sports growing up. I used to workout at Gold’s gym, but got bored really fast and quit after a few months.
How did you first get into CrossFit? How did it go?
*I first heard of CrossFit from a friend in Kansas, but never tried. I finally signed up for the beginners’ class after seeing great results from my friend Gillian. Once I tried it, I was hooked (like crack, but I get to keep my teeth).
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting CrossFit?
*Since starting CrossFit, I noticed I have more energy and I am happier as a person. Now, some of my clothes fit loosely on me!!
What impact has CrossFit had on your life?
*I have learned to push, challenge myself, and to be more resilient. It is about getting my butt kicked every day and I keep coming back for more. I am happy to have joined the Eclipse family and have made lots of great friends along the way.
What is your advice for people getting started or thinking about starting CrossFit?
*It is the best decision you can ever make for yourself. It will help you become the best version of yourself. It is very scary at first, but everyone at Eclipse treats you like family. Just keep showing up and do your best one WOD at a time. You become stronger mentally and physically the moment you step out of your comfort zone.
What are your hobbies, interests, and other talents outside of CrossFit?
*My favorite thing to do is hanging out with my friends. I used to play the guitar and was going to major in Arts, but realized I would be starving, so I changed my major!!