WHO’S WHO: Rachel S.

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How were you introduced to Crossfit?

When I lived in Indiana I had several friends who did crossfit. I always meant to start myself, but never did.

When I moved to Portland I thought it was the perfect time to start something new. Crossfit Portland was the closest gym to my apartment, and after my first class I was hooked.

How has CrossFit changed your life?

In high school I played a lot of soccer, and I always judged my fitness on how far and fast I could run, and my weight. Crossfit has taught me that fitness is much more complicated then that. Ive even got some arm muscles now πŸ™‚

Crossfit has also been an awesome community. When I moved to Portland I didn’t know anyone, and Crossfit made it easy to meet some great people.

I have always wanted to:

Travel the world. India, Scotland, Egypt, Ethiopia, and New Zeland are just a few on my list. Ive managed to make it to England, Italy, Prague, and all over Canada, but I still have a lot of the world to go.

One word people use to describe me:

Probably goofy and talkative. I know that’s two, but really who knows how to answer that question.

What do you do for work and fun outside of Crossfit?:

I am Police Officer with the Portland Police Bureau. I work at Central Precinct downtown πŸ™‚

Outside of work I still play a lot of soccer both indoor and out. I enjoy being outside and active. Hiking, biking, sailing? Count me in πŸ™‚

When I’m not being active, more often then I like to admit, I’m an avid reader.

Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me

I’m a twin. My sister and I are fraternal twins, and look more like sisters then twins. She is just finishing up grad school for International Agriculture at Mizzou.

Song that gets me pumped for a workout:

Eye of the Tiger is a classic, but I’m also partial to 90’s gangster rap. I blame that on growing up in St Louis, Mo πŸ™‚

Proudest Accomplishment:

Moving halfway across the country after college to start a new career and life. Being far away from my family can suck at times, but Portland was worth the risk.

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