If you haven't met Lindsey, you need to get to a 9am class and introduce yourself. She is determined, consistent and supportive member of CFTH for many years, and just a cool person who you want to be friends with! Lindsey holds herself and others to high standards, and does what she can to reach her goals. Not only is she a strong athlete inside the box, she takes what she does and applies it to sports outside the box like playing soccer and running.
You can absolutely count on Lindsey (and her whole family) to cheer you on during a tough workout. Lindsey also spent a few years as an admin team member, helping keep the box running - she is one of the reasons we are still here!
Here is what Lindsey has to say about Crossfit Tay Ho:
"Moving from Bangkok to Hanoi in February 2016, I had a tougher than expected time finding friends and feeling settled in a new city. After a few months, a friend convinced me to try out Crossfit. (I had always been active, but I was extremely nervous and intimidated about starting up a new activity like Crossfit which seemed so intense and hard.). The minute I walked into CFTH, I knew I had found "my people". CFTH is more than a box, it is a family. And what is really cool is that we are a family with such diversity - nationality, age, ability, etc. I love that we are all a bit different - and that is what makes CFTH unique, interesting, and special.
Going to CFTH is also the grounding, positive experience in the beginning of my day. As long as I workout in the morning, I feel like the rest of my day will go well.
I seriously don't know what I would do here in Hanoi without CFTH!"
How long have you been doing Crossfit/how long at CFTH?
I started doing crossfit at CFTH in April 2016.
Favorite movement/WOD and why?
I have a few favorites - handstand push-ups (any overhead pressing movements, really), deadlifts, double-unders, and even though I'm not great at them - gymnastics work like handstand walks, pull-ups, and ring work. More than anything, I love the variety of all the Crossfit movements and that even if you are good at something, you always have room to improve. In that sense, it never gets easier - you just (hopefully) keep getting stronger and faster. I like that.
Something positive Crossfit has taught you?
Crossfit has taught me that I am a whole lot tougher and stronger than I give myself credit for. Also, I am extremely proud to be part of such an amazing community - especially all of these strong and powerful women! Sure, we compete against each other, but we are also really supportive and only want each other to do their best. It is super cool.
Any advice for someone just starting?
Even if you are sore, just keep coming to class! Even after 3+ years, I am tired/sore almost every day! Moving through the workouts is actually quite helpful in releasing some of that lactic acid. With that said, of course, let your body rest and recover. But don't spend too much time away, or else you will lose your momentum.
How long have you been in Hanoi?
Since February 2016 - 3 1/2 years! Yikes!
Favorite thing to do in Hanoi (outside of Crossfit)?
I love to ride my bike around the neighborhood - just checking out the sites and life around Tay Ho. I am also a homebody, so many of my weekends are spent at home spending time with my husband and 2 daughters. Sharing a bottle (or two) of wine with some of my girlfriends is also a favorite past-time.
Favorite thing to eat in Hanoi?
I love going to eat cơm bình dân (which translates to something like "economy rice" or "affordable rice lunch"). You are given a plate of rice (which I always have them take 1/2 off the plate!) and then you get to point and choose which other items you'd like to eat - greens, pork ribs, fish, pickled veggies, peanuts. My plate is not complete without a dousing of the fish sauce/lime/chili sauce they offer on the side. It is delicious and costs only about $2. Amazing!