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September Athlete Spotlight: Jess Egan

What else is there to say except that Jess is a total badass! She served our country as a Marine, currently is studying to become a lawyer and, in addition to taking classes you'll find Jess consistently working on her powerlifting in the back room in order to compete in the near future!

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Name: Jess Egan

Age: 29

Profession: Law Student

How long have you been a member at Cave CrossFit?

Since May 2016

How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness?

After getting out of the Marines, I did not think I would find that same type of camaraderie-- the kind that results from mental and physical challenges. I had tried to maintain my fitness on my own but really couldn't maintain my progress. When I finally agreed to join a CrossFit gym a little over a year ago, I fell in love with the passion, work ethic, and the community. CrossFit has become a major part of my life. I'm in the best shape of my life and am only getting better. Not to mention, I've made some great friends and became a part of an amazing family that is constantly pushing me to be the best version of myself!

What is your athletic background?

I played soccer and softball in high school and college and ran a whole lot in the Marine Corps.

Favorite WOD:

Fight Gone Bad & The Chief are tied for my favorites.

Favorite Lift/Movement:

Bench Press.

Least Favorite WOD:

Anything with thrusters

Least Favorite Lift/Movement:

Thrusters

What are your proudest achievements?

My first RX'd workout, Deadlifting 275, and getting toes-to-bar.

Name one goal and/or personal record you would like to accomplish through CrossFit?

Handstand Push-ups!

Any advice for someone thinking about trying CrossFit or someone who has just started?

If you're thinking about it-- stop thinking and just show up. You'll be hooked. The workouts are great, and you'll be surrounded by a community that cannot wait to support you and watch you succeed.
If you're just starting-- just keep showing up. Be patient with yourself, put in the work, and the positive changes will come.