May 2019 - Meg Fitzgerald | CrossFit 312

May 2019 – Meg Fitzgerald

Nickname: The Meg

Age: 23

In general, what is your background?
I was born and raised in Seattle, WA and grew up riding and showing horses competitively around the west coast. I was homeschooled from 4th grade through high school, and then I moved to Texas for college where I majored in Bioinformatics. After graduation I came to Chicago for a software engineering position at Solstice.

How long have you been a member at our gym, how did you learn about CF and why did you start?
I had been doing crossfit for around 8 months before I moved here and knew I wanted to continue. I joined 312 when I first came here in August, I tried a few other gyms around the city but the first day I dropped into 312, Megan and Taylor said hi to me and told me that I should join and that was all it took.

How has being a member at 312 changed your life/lifestyle/level of fitness?
Honestly, I can thank 312 for all of my fitness achievements. I’ve gained 10lbs since I joined (hopefully some of that is muscle), can RX almost all workouts now, and have PR’d every single lift. I got my first muscle up here too!

Short term goals (gym and/or personal):
Gym: 125lb Snatch
Personal: Finish my Precision Nutrition certification

Long term goals (gym and/or personal):
Gym: Beat Dan in any workout
Personal: Get my Masters in Data Science

What do you like most about being a member at 312?
The people. I absolutely love everyone here and have made so many amazing friends, I moved here knowing 0 people and everyone made me feel at home. I also love the friendly but competitive atmosphere, we all push each other to be better every workout.

Favorite and least favorite movements:
Favorite: Burpees, Box Jumps, Squats, DB snatches
Least Favorite: Thrusters, being in the general vicinity of the assault bike

Favorite and least favorite WODs:
Favorite: Anything with the movements I’m good at
Least Favorite: Whatever this years open workout was with the chest to bar and thrusters

Favorite post-WOD meal: Blueberry cheesecake protein pancakes

Favorite movies:Avengers: Infinity War

Favorite book: Grit – Angela Duckworth

Favorite artist: Uhh if we’re talking like paintings, I’m uncultured and I look at no art. Music? Taylor Swift, Travis Scott, Ariana Grande

Favorite quotes or words you live by? “Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated” “No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence”

What are a few of your most notable achievements?
Surviving my major in college, and in high school I did horse knowledge contests and first place in the state two years in a row and competed at nationals.

I’m passionate about:
Nut butter. Also learning something new every day and making sure I’m always challenged

Fun fact that we don’t know about you:
I have my black belt in Tae Kwon Do, once I broke my foot by stubbing my toe on a door, and I’ve never eaten a burger from any fast food restaurant.