GameDay fans…. Meet Sarah Cheeney of IST CrossFit!
Tell us about yourself!
I’m actually from the state of Wyoming, and I’m currently living in Duluth, MN as full time physician assistant student. That basically takes up most of my time, but what’s remaining I spend at the gym or with my dog!
What made you try your first competition?
Well this is my first ever competition! One of the other girls from my gym, Molly, actually competed with me! She’s one of those friends who was like “Hey what are you doing in like April?” when I said nothing she said “Okay, cool we’re signing up for this competition!” I’m a pretty spontaneous person so I agreed, I signed up, and here I am!
What’s your favorite workout or movement of all time?
I don’t think I’ve been doing it long enough to have a favorite workout, but I really like double unders and anything handstands or gymnastic stuff! I also prefer running over any other cardio, the first day workout with the bike was crazy!
How long have you been involved in CrossFit?
A little over a year! Originally our gym does a bootcamp and I was just looking for something more than just the usual 24-7 gym with a little more structure. CrossFit gave me something that was a little more competitive but still being able to better. I fell in love with IST, the coaches are phenomenal and they are so personal and knowledgeable, and overall it just feeds your competitive side while still getting a good workout!
Since you are a first time competitor, what would you say to people that may be on the fence about trying a competition?
I would say, as long as you can hit the requirements that they lay out. Also if you feel comfortable at those weights and want to try it, then GameDay is the perfect environment for you to go for it! All the ladies I competed against were amazing, and I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything!
What is your favorite thing about GameDay Mankato?
We have a whole IST crew here this weekend, and it’s like a little family! Everyone is right there cheering for you – they’re your biggest fan, family member, they pick you up when you’re down, and they jump around in excitement with you when you rocked it! Everything is awesome, but our little family is the best!