Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I moved to Madison a year ago to pursue a PhD in chemical biology. Because of the pandemic it was hard to make meaningful connections with faculty and students in my program and I mostly lived a sedentary lifestyle, so as soon as I got vaccinated I decided to kill two birds with one stone and join Recursive to meet cool people and get in shape.
Why did you choose Recursive?
The bike path location is extremely convenient and I liked the family owned business atmosphere a lot. I liked that Recursive is very open to LGBT community.
What is your favorite thing about working out at Recursive?
Sometimes there are dogs! I like that the schedule is very flexible and it fits my day.
What was the biggest struggle you’ve had the last few months?
My dissertation project experiments have not been working the way I want them to work and working out at Recursive was a great way to disconnect and reset myself.
What is your biggest accomplishment since starting your commitment to a lifestyle change?
I gained 15lb of muscle and my sleep and diet habits improved dramatically.
How has Recursive changed your life?
I feel more energized and awake during the day.
What advice do you have for people who are nervous to get started?
I was a little worried about being LGBT in CrossFit, since sometimes it is associated with over the top testosterone fueled masculinity. Recursive is a very accepting and I think CrossFit in general been open to gay people, especially after I learned of top athletes like Alec Smith who came out as gay in 2019.