Congratulations to Lindsey Fennewald! She has been with us since the Baby Box. When I told her she was nominated as MVP and how I remembered her first RX 95lb Power Clean WOD, this was her response: “I was totally surprised and speechless (especially when you told me about half way through the WOD…no pressure haha)! I’m sure there are other athletes that are far more deserving so I’m honored!  I also remember the 95 lb power cleans (and jerks) WOD at the baby box like it was yesterday, hard to believe that was two and half years ago. I remember it so well because it was my first time doing Grace and Rx’ing it but also because of how positive and supportive you guys were all the way to that last rep.”
This is why she deserves JCCF MVP! Thank you for being a part of our community! Read below to learn a little more about this amazing woman!
Name: Lindsey Fennewald
Age: 33
How long have you been CrossFitting?: 3 years
What time do you come to WOD normally? I was going to noon but just switched to 5:30pm. I miss my nooners but I have enjoyed meeting new faces and getting to know the other athletes.
Favorite Lift: Clean & Jerk
Favorite Met Con/Cardio: anything with a barbell…if I had to choose, probably DT
Favorite Gymnastic/Body weight Movement: handstand walks
Favorite Shoe to WOD in: Inov-8
Favorite Meal: Thai curry
Favorite Beverage: Water and Coffee
Tell us some about your journey, greatest accomplishments. Like what was your reason for starting, why you stuck with it? What makes you keep coming back? Please be detailed. 🙂
Before I started CrossFit I ran long distance, one full marathon, several half marathons, and too many 10k’s and 5k’s to count, but had to stop due to injuries.  I took almost a year off and with that came several extra pounds from the change in lifestyle. When I tried to start running again the injuries came back almost immediately so I decided to give up running and give CrossFit a shot.  After taking OnRamp at CrossFit Cherry Point/CrossFit Burn in North Carolina I was hooked! The camaraderie, support, and family atmosphere was exactly what I needed to get me on a path of becoming stronger, healthier, and an even better athlete than I was before.  The community keeps me accountable but I also enjoy the challenge of moving weight and every WOD and of course seeing the gains.  But most importantly the sense of accomplishment you get when you set a goal and crush it a week, month, or year later keeps me coming back. Since starting CF I have accomplished so much more than I ever thought I would. I never would have thought that when I stopped running my Air Force Physical Fitness Test run time would be faster than it has ever been! And I just recently I got my bar muscle ups! I’ve had my ups and downs with a few injuries along the way but it’s been a amazing journey and three years later I still love the sport and continue to set new goals, push myself a little harder, and of course make some awesome friends while I’m at it.  Gotta say having a team like JCCF and their coaches makes it easier to stay dedicated in improving yourself and others.
If you could give any advice for a person new to CrossFit, what would it be?: Don’t be intimidated, enjoy the crazy gainz during the “honeymoon” phase, and then be consistent and patient with your training and you will continue to see progress.
Please list two future goals.
6 months:  Oh so many…add 10# to my snatch
One year:  Ring Muscle-Ups
Favorite Quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
Thank you Lindsey!