February Member Spotlight: Ellen Spiering

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February Member Spotlight: Ellen Spiering

Meet Ellen Spiering!

As a family physician nearing her 50’s, Ellen is a bunch of fun to have in the Harbor Park CrossFit Family!

With her background in athletics, and an obvious love for living a healthy lifestyle, we loved chatting with Ellen and learning more about her.

Ellen has been apart of HPCF for the past 2 years, and we hope that we’ll see her around for many more! If you’ve never met her, try to find her in a class sometime this month and connect!

All About Ellen

Age
on the verge of 50

Hometown
Western Springs, IL

Occupation
Family Physician

Favorite WOD/Metcon
Long chippers with some weights. Used to be a cardio bunny, now I’d rather lift heavy!

Favorite Lift
Dead lift and back squat 🏋🏼‍♀️

Favorite Cheat Meal 
Lou malnatis pizza 🍕

Favorite Quote
Luck is when preparation meets opportunity

Athletic Background?
All sports in grade school, track and cross country in HS, and 1 year of crew in college

Hobbies/Interests outside of the gym?
Hiking, traveling, reading, music, singing

What’s 1 thing we don’t know about you?
I was an athletic trainer for football at Notre Dame 1988-1992, and I met Rudy from the movie Rudy by accident before the movie came out

Why did you start?
To jumpstart my health and fitness

Why do you keep coming back?
For the amazing community, great coaching, and workouts

How long have you been a member of Harbor Park CrossFit?
2 years

How did you find CrossFit?
From Alicia Macklin with whom I worked

How has CrossFit changed your Life?
I am stronger than I have ever been, and it helped motivate me to clean up my eating and live a better life!

What is your biggest achievement so far, and what is your next goal?
Getting comfortable with all of the barbell movements. I am determined to get pull-ups down!

What is your favorite thing about Harbor Park CrossFit?
The community and coaching staff

Have any advice for new members?
Don’t be intimidated by the workouts and the veterans- we all started somewhere. Just keep coming back and have fun!