Meet 19.1 BEAST from St. Louis Park, Natalie Huynh. Natalie is a dedicated member of our community, and is a delightful energy to be around. Through all the pain and sweat of 19.1, Natalie danced her way through the workout and cheered for everyone at the 19.1 Friday Night Lights.
Natalie started CrossFit a few years back, actually during the 2014 CrossFit Open. 14.5 was only her second workout, but it was at that workout that her love for CrossFit, and thrusters, developed.
Being a part of the St. Louis Park community has been monumental for Natalie and has helped her define her fitness goals. Natalie thinks, “it would be sweet to be able to do cardio without hyperventilating, run without pain, and accomplish movements without my belly getting in the way. I would love to get on my husband’s level and do local competitions with him for funzies”.
To Natalie, Winning Your Life means staying positive and kind to your body. Natalie would tell you to, “workout not because you hate your body, but because you can.” She can’t remember where she saw that quote, but it has stuck with her. Natalie puts this quote into practice everyday by reminding herself to stay humble, compete with the person in the mirror and to workout because she can.
For Natalie, the best part of 19.1 was suffering with the community. Natalie claims she “can’t say enough great things about the camaraderie we had at SLP!” Coach Meg was bumping the right jams, the cheering was loud and the workout was real. Natalie did not expect this workout to be a “lung-torcher”, but it was!
Even though Natalie rocked it the first time, she decided to retest 19.1 to see if she could beat her score. And beat her score she did. With help from Coach Tyler, Natalie realized that “slow and steady was the trick,” and she totally crushed her initial score.
Natalie is not sure what is to come for the next Open workouts, but is hoping for cleans and snatches! Thank you, Natalie, for being a supportive, energetic and important member of our community. You rock. #WinYourLife #InTheOpen