Gary and Regina Carroll
Age: 55 (Gary) and 51 (Regina)
Occupation: Chemistry Tech at Duke Energy (Gary) and 5th Grade Teacher at Douglass Elementary (Regina)
When did you first start Crossfitting?
July 2014 (Gary) and October 2014 (Regina)
Favorite WOD: We like any partner WOD that we can do together. We like all of the Benchmark Girl WODs.
Least Favorite WOD: Anything with squats (Gary); anything with burpees (Regina).
Tell us about your sports and fitness background. We’ve always been active as a couple. We love hiking, bike riding, and kayaking. In 2013, we decided to get fit and have lost 40 (Gary) and 45 lbs (Regina). We started at a traditional gym, but got bored and felt like we needed more!
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Dr. John Dabbs of Eden Chiropractic suggested it to us. We do not remember our first WOD, but we do remember feeling exhausted. We both
realized how out of shape we were.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? We are stronger and have more endurance biking, hiking and running. We started a healthy and clean eating lifestyle. We eat organically and at home a lot. Preparation is key to our healthy eating. Every once in a while we crave a King’s Inn Pizza and ice cream, but basically we do pretty good!
Any advice for people just getting started? Slow and steady wins the race. Dive in and stick with it. We look forward to coming. Having a partner is the best thing. If you don’t come with someone, find a person to work with at the box. Everyone is so friendly and helpful!
*Since Gary and Regina originally filled out their Athlete Profile Questionnaire, Regina has lost an additional 10 lbs and Gary earned his Crossfit Judges Certification. Regina's sister and three nephews are also a part of our Crossfit Eden family!