FallOut CrossFit – School of Elite Fitness Tri-cities, WA

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March Athlete of the Month

March Athlete of the Month


Erryn Andersen




Hometown:   La Palma, CA (Southern California)

Age:  35  

When did you first start training at FOCF?:    May of 2012 

Favorite WOD:  Hero WOD’s are great challenges and I especially liked Angie  

Least Favorite WOD:   Anything to do with being upside down (HSPU, inverted burpees, etc.)

Tell us about you sports & fitness background:   I have been active all of my life and had an awesome experience playing Division I college softball at San Diego State University.  Go Aztecs!  

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?   I had shoulder surgery in February of 2012 and was slow getting back into weight bearing exercise.  My husband saw a 3-month FallOut Crossfit package at an auction and won it for me.  What a nice way of saying, “Get your butt back into shape!”

Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?  I don’t remember the specifics of my first WOD but I do remember that it was a morning session and that there were over 10 people there.  I had no idea what any of the exercises were but everyone helped me out and I finished…and was very sore the next day!

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)?   My husband says that I may not be able to see the changes on the scale but that he can see them!    

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?   I had gotten into a routine where I did what I liked when working out.  I didn’t vary my workouts much and was rarely sore.  Now I get a different workout every time AND I am always sore.  I love the feeling that completing a workout gives to me.  Regardless of the workout, there was something in it that was a challenge and I overcame it.  It is a great way to start the day. 

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / FOCF moments:  I have enjoyed getting to know the “morning crew”.  We all rip ourselves out of bed early in the morning to get our workout in and we have built a great camaraderie.  We all support one another and no one ever leaves before everyone has completed the workout.  Thanks to Coach Ben, Coach Laura and the “morning crew” for making it fun!

Any advice for people just getting started?   Keep coming back and always know that you can finish the workout!  

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?  I love spending time with my husband and two little girls (ages 3 and 6).  We enjoy boating, playing sports, playing in the front yard, skiing and camping…just being together. 

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