Etsehiwot, who goes by “E” first heard about Crossfit from a friend in 2011. Her friend told her about the changes she had witnessed and this peeked E’s interest. At the time, E’s workout consisted of kickboxing classes, 5 to 6 times a week and she had considered herself pretty fit. However, taking that first Crossfit class had her question her entire fitness journey- she struggled through the whole workout and could barely finish! She loved how challenging the workout was and wanted more.
While she could not join a Crossfit gym at the time, E told herself that she would start Crossfiting in the future. Fast-forward 4 years, in May of 2015, she finally joined a Crossfit gym and never looked back. The constantly varied functional movements, performed at high intensity, have made her stronger and fitter than she’s ever been. Starting Crossfit was one of the best decisions she’s ever made in her life.
-Something most people don’t know about Etsehiwot?
She is originally from Ethiopia and she speaks three languages- Amharic, French, and English.
-Advice for someone new to or thinking about starting Crossfit:
Come on in and try Crossfit. Stick with it for at least two to three months and you will see that it is the best decision you have ever made in your life. The positive changes in your body will astound you and your energy level will be to the max.
-When I’m not Crossfitting, I’m:
Practicing yoga. Yes, she’s a yogi!. Doing yoga centers her. She also loves checking out new restaurants and festivals during the weekend.
-Words I live by:
“If my life were a book and I am the author, how would I want it to go?”
- Amy Purdy.
“Fill your own cup first”?
- Oprah Winfrey.
“We are never in a room that we don’t belong in.”
- Wes Moore