Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 20:12


"Casie is a focused, driven athlete whose CrossFit journey just starting. With a background in gymnastics and a very successful dance career, she is eager to learn and adamant about technique (as we all should be!) She brings great energy on the dance floor, as well as during workouts. Casie is not afraid to ask questions and grow, and has yet to discover her true potential as a CrossFit athlete. I can’t wait to see where she goes!" - Coach Phil

What do you enjoy most about being a member of CrossFit Middle Village? 

The community!  I love my 9:15AM crew.  Everyone is so encouraging and I love the energy that is created daily in each class.

How/when did you get involved in CrossFit? 

I have been looking for a fitness program to join that was based in Forest Hills area and in February 2023 I walked into CrossFit Middle Village because I would see people running around the building on my way to work LOL

What was your first CrossFit workout? How did you feel afterwards?

9:15AM w/ Chris.  I felt amazing and horrible all at the same time. 

What do you enjoy most about CrossFIt? 

I like that every day is different.  I like not knowing what I am going to do well at or struggle with.  I also enjoy seeing the change in strength whether  that is a higher output on the rower or lighting higher weight. 

What is your favorite WOD or Lift?

Power Cleans 

What is your least favorite WOD or Lift? 

Any overhead lift honestly but push jerks are pretty intimidating and wall balls are always a struggle to enjoy 

What motivates you? How has CrossFit changed you? 

What motivates me is how I feel after a workout.  I like feeling pushed and that I am being challenged mentally and physically every class.  Crossfit has changed my thinking about lifting.  I honestly had no idea how technical it was.  The dancer side of my brain loves this and wants to continue to perfect this moving forward.

What were your goals when you started this journey ?

Gain more muscle mass/strength in my legs and become a more dynamic athlete. 

What are your goals for the upcoming year? 

Kip up to the bar, and not to be afraid of lifting over my head. 

Do you have any advice for new members? 

Don’t compare yourself to others.  Stay focused on how you feel and how hard you want to push yourself.  You are only in competition with the person you were yesterday and the person you could be tomorrow.