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June Athlete of the Month - Emily Byerly

From the moment Emily walked through the doors of BCF she has not once given up, and the coaches have not once given up on her. She comes in almost everyday from a straining janitorial job at Intel, ready to get to work and improve! If there is a movement that she is not able to do, a new movement is put into place and she moves right through the entire workout not once giving up or saying its too hard. She has put in so much work, every week to improve her lifts with multiple PR's in almost every movement! She is the reason she was chosen to be athlete of the Month!

Tell us a little about yourself and family- Hobbies, interests, where you grew up, occupation, etc.

Between work and Crossfit who has time for hobbies. Crossfit has become my hobby. I was born in New York City. I grew up in Berkeley California. I have been married 32 years and have two children. One boy (20) and one girl (23). I Like to do puzzles, reading, bowling and I enjoy swimming.

How did you hear about BCF and what made you want to join?

My husband found BCF. My husband and son nagged and encouraged me for a year to try Crossfit. I finally gave in even though I was scared and had no desire to lift a single weight. But now I love Crossfit, lifting weights and the BCF family.

What are your goals? Personal, professional, and athletic?

My biggest personal goal right now is to continue losing weight by going to BCF. I need my knee replaced and I want to be strong so that I can heal and bounce back faster. Other goals are to be more organized with my time, swim more, get stronger, have more energy and be less winded when doing day to day activities.

My athletic goals are to be able to jump rope, rope climb, chin-ups, pullups, handstands, to get better at the movements and to ride a real bicycle for 10 miles.

What is your favorite movement? Non-favorite movement?

My favorite movement is the dead lift. My least favorite movements are the ones that I can't do yet.

What is your proudest CF moment?

I have several proud moments at CF. The first one was my first 12 inch box step up because I couldn't even do one. The most recent two were getting my toes to hit the bar laying on the floor and being able to do 150 abmat sit-ups within the workout because I couldn't even do one when I started.

What is 1 thing that people would be surprised to find out about you?

I am actually a very shy person.

What is your biggest motivation in life?

My biggest motivation is all the coaches and members at BCF. When I feel like I can't go on I get encouragement to finish. Also the faith that everyone else has in me that I don't always have in myself to finish the workout, to lift a little bit more, to go a little bit faster, try a new way or a new movement. With that kind of support I know I will continue to improve my fitness level.