CrossFit Rolesville would like to congratulate Lizzy Ellison on being the March Spotlight Athlete! If you’ve ever seen Lizzy workout, 1) you know Teddy (her dog) is hanging out in one of the corners, and 2) you know she works extremely hard and keeps grinding through any tough WOD thrown at her. She is completely dedicated to improving her fitness and bettering herself. If Lizzy can’t make it to a class, she’s at Open gym making sure she puts in the work. She is very modest about her awesome CrossFitting abilities and is incredibly supportive of other athletes. And she is always, ALWAYS, having fun! We are proud to call Lizzy and CrossFit Rolesville athlete and friend.

Age: 26

Occupation: Fitness instructor/ Massage therapy student

Proudest accomplishment at CrossFit Rolesville?

Last year’s Open, I did my first chest to bar in the workout, 17.3.

How did you find CFR? Why do you train?

I had been doing CrossFit for a couple of years and got excited to see that a CrossFit box was opening up down the street. I train to better myself mentally and physically.

What is your favorite moment so far at CFR?

The Deadman Wodding competition. It was my first RX competition and I had lot of fun with my partner in crime, Melanie.

What is your daily motivation to workout?

My daily motivation is to maintain the progress I’ve made and to better myself over time.

Favorite and least favorite movements?

My favorite movements are overhead squats, HSPUs, and burpees.

Least favorite is definitely running and high box jumps.

What’s one thing you would tell to a new CrossFitter?

Stay with it and don’t get discouraged. Scale when you need to and over time you’ll surprise yourself with what you are able to accomplish.

One song that gets you amped up during a WOD?

The Middle by Zedd

Tell us something about yourself that we don’t already know.

My sister originally got me into CrossFit. I hated it because I didn’t know any of the movements and my sister was better than me. She even paid for my first two months just so I would go with her.

Huge shout out to Teddy as well! You deserve all those post WOD treats! :]