My name is Connor Healy. I am 14 years old and a freshman at Wausau West. I am very active. I love to be outside hunting and fishing. I also play hockey and baseball. My Mom, Dad, and my sister Claire have supported me along the way. I am very serious about playing hockey and baseball. I played Tier 1 hockey last year for the Green Bay Jr Gamblers. This season I made Team Wisconsin. I played for different travel baseball teams the last few years as well. Because I skate and play ball so much it is very important that I lift and stretch. I definitely do a lot of skating and I need to make sure I exercise to prevent injuries.
I started Crossfit two years ago. After my first Crossfit workout I knew then that it was for me, I loved doing the lifts but also doing the cardio. I especially like Crossfit because it pushes me to not quit. Working out for an hour in a high intensity workout prepares me for the 3rd period of my hockey games. Crossfit has also benefitted me because now I see that stretching is so important because it helps prevent injuries in the sports I participate in.
Krystle has helped me understand the need to stretch correctly and for long periods of time. She has also helped me with my lifting techniques to ensure that I get stronger and that I do the lifts correctly so I don’t get hurt. She plans all of my workouts and she has really been a great coach for me.
I definitely see the benefits of Crossfit when I play. My range on the baseball diamond has increased tremendously. On the ice, I’m just quicker. I get to pucks faster than I had before and my balance and strength keep me from getting knocked down. Finally, I feel great after each Crossfit session. My body feels loose and I feel very relaxed. The advice I would give someone new to Crossfit is to not quit. It will be hard, but there are so many benefits from Crossfit.