Take a moment to learn more about James and Emily. These two are one of a kind. James is tough and Emily is tough(er). Both are an absolute pleasure to be around. James has the million dollar beard and Emily has the billion dollar smile. CrossFit NCS is lucky to have these guys around. Their hard work at the gym is motivating!
How did you two meet?
James and Emily: We went to the same high school and started dating in college.
Do you have any nicknames for each other that you’d like to share?
James and Emily: We don’t really have nicknames for each other. We go by Em and James
How did you get into CrossFit?
James: Em dragged me with her.
Emily: I was training for a long distance run and had to see a chiropractor for plantar fasciitis. The doc told me about CrossFit and the rest is history.
What does the perfect Valentine’s Day workout look like for you two?
James and Emily: Partner wod: ME thrusters into a snatch…it’s not for time, but is a race.
CrossFit NCS: Reminder, Thrusters and Snatch are CrossFit terms. Focus here, people.
How has CrossFit changed you outside the gym?
James and Emily: I feel like we’re always striving to improve in our personal and professional lives, CrossFit fits into this by, not only giving us another outlet to improve, but gives us an hour to turn the mind off, and give it all up at the end of the day. Also I’m too tired to be angry anymore.
What is your favorite workout or lift?
Emily: Not Fran
What’s it like at your house after a tough workout?
Emily: Sssshhh I’m eating….
Heavy weights or fast paced, heart rate pounding metcon?
James and Emily: Heavy weights
What can the world learn from James beard?
James: All things.
Editor’s note: We find infinite wisdom in James’ beard, too, and sometimes a left over french fry.
How does Emily keep the same bright smile before, after and during a workout?
Emily: Life is too short to walk around with RBF.
Editor’s Note: It’s hard to mad or sad around Emily’s happy smile. 🙂
What’s your favorite travel destination as a couple?
James and Emily: Napa Valley, Yountville, Pride Mountain Vineyards
What words do you live by?
James: It is what it is.
Emily: It’s better to aim for the stars and miss than aim for a pile of s*** and hit it.
What makes CrossFit NCS unique?
James and Emily: The culture and philosophy of continual self improvement. And, of course, the people!