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Except it’s all love and no jokes.  Have a story or a memory of our beloved Tiffany, leave it at the comments!

TIFFANY.  One of our older/oldest members, and seriously how effing blessed are WE to have her?  She is a legit inspiration to many of our members (and coaches) (and owners).   She’s always got a smile on her face, always working hard, and always taking away whatever excuse you might have with said hard work and smile.

And if you’re lucky, you’ll catch her dancing to some music inbetween lifts.  That’s where we are blessed.. .the other stuff is just gravy.

Tiff was my first round draft pick of the 2014 Games Open team.  What set off about 5 rounds of complete dominance in the draft.

Tiff was my first round draft pick of the 2014 Games Open team. What set off about 5 rounds of complete dominance in the draft.

What was your first impression of CrossFit and how was that changed?

I didn’t really know anything about CrossFit until my brother said he wanted me to try it. He took my husband and I to 24 Hour Fitness and had us do the 7’s wod, Bear Complex, and a lot of other crazy movements. My husband and I couldn’t walk the next couple of days, but I loved it. I couldn’t wait to do it again.
I continue to look forward to going to Torrance CrossFit at least 5 times a week. I tend to be a little grouchy if I don’t get my training in!

When did you start CrossFitting?

I started doing CrossFit at 24 Hour Fitness with my brother and a group of his friends about 3.5-4 years ago. I joined CrossFit 310 about 2.5 years ago but only trained there once a week. I then switched to Torrance CrossFit about one year ago.

How did you find Torrance CrossFit?

My brother Chivas told me Jamie (who was a former basketball player at USC) was opening up a box down the street from my house. Being a former basketball player and the box being so close to home, I decided to sign up. Oh, and they said I could bring my kids while I trained! Seemed like a no brainer. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made!

Tiff and brother-in-law Kirk at the competition this spring at CrossFit Vibe.

Tiff and brother-in-law Kirk at the competition this spring at CrossFit Vibe.

What is your favorite thing about CrossFit?

My favorite thing about CrossFit is the community of supportive people who are working toward similar goals and experiencing the same fun, pain, gains, and setbacks you are. The people we are “competing” against are the same people cheering us on .
I also like the integration of olympic lifts, gymnastics, plyometrics, and cardio exercises in the wods. These movements keep it exciting and challenging every time I walk into Torrance CrossFit.

What results have you seen since starting CrossFit?

I am stronger both physically and mentally. I played collegiate basketball a while ago, but I feel stronger now in my 30’s than I did then in my early 20’s. I feel better, I eat better, and make healthier choices in all aspects of life.  I have also gained some pretty awesome friendships since starting CrossFit.

What’s your favorite TCF memory?

My favorite memory is during the Redlands Rumble competition back in 2013. My teammates Val, Taka, Jose, and I won our heat on one of the tougher wods after going head to head with an opposing team. The emotion that was shared at that moment with the entire Torrance CrossFit family was unbelievable. Such an awesome feeling of accomplishment and support. 

Tiffany is an inspiration to many of our gym members.... come see why

Tiffany is an inspiration to many of our gym members…. come see why

And your most proud moment/achievement?

My greatest achievement in CrossFit is convincing my sister Shanelle to try it and then actually like it. Shanelle hated exercise and always told my brother and I how crazy we were when we would talk about CrossFit. She agreed to sign up for the CrossFit Lites class when I told her about the Living Social deal. She now does the regular CrossFit classes and looks forward to training at Torrance CrossFit.

What advice would you have for people on the fence with CrossFit?

My advice is to try it. I would start with CrossFit Lites to experience a lot of the CrossFit movements without the barbell. If you like that, then try the Beginners class. The great thing about CrossFit is that you can scale any movement to your ability.

Anything we missed?

Thank you to the coaches, members, and even visitors at Torrance CrossFit for providing such an awesome community for my family and I. You all have been a true blessing for us. You know you have a pretty special place when my kids enjoy going there as much as I do and get mad when I take a rest day.

Workout of the Day

General CrossFit

A. Weightlifitng
2 clean+1 power jerk

*work to heavy set

B. MetCon
5 rounds
50 double unders
6 clusters 115/65
8 wall ball situps 20/14
12 box jumps 24/20 

Beginner CrossFit

A Strength
Strict Pull Ups 4xME

B. MetCon

CrossFit Lite

A. Gymnastics Strength
Tabata hollow rock / superman hold – 8 rds each of 20 sec work / 10 sec rest

B. MetCon
5 RFT
30 DUs
6 KB squat
8 WB situps
12 Box jumps

Oly Class

  •  Warm-up series – 2 snatch long pull + 2 overhead squat + 2 Sots press
  • Snatch segment pull (1″, knee, hip, finish) + snatch pull – (1+1) x 3 x

4 sets

  1. Snatch – 60% x 3 x 5
  2. Snatch push press + OHS – 5 x 3+1