Athlete of the Month September: Audrey Lauzon-Laroche!

Audrey is one of our faithful 6 AM community members. She is always positive, supportive, and has made so much progress since joining our HCF Family. We are proud to have her apart of our community. Read more about her life and experience with CrossFit below!

1. Who are you and what do you do? 
My name is Audrey and I soon turn 32 years old! I am from Montreal, Canada and moved to Houston in September 2015 to be with my husband. It took me around six months to get acclimated to the culture and after two years, I can now say that Houston feels like home.

I have an MBA in Non-Profit Management and a Masters in Communication. I worked for the Food Bank of Montreal, UN Women in Senegal, Keep Houston Beautiful, and I just started a new position with the Trade Office of Quebec in Houston! Our governmental office assists businesses from Quebec to develop partnerships with organizations from the Southern United States.

I traveled a little by myself and with my husband. I have been in Europe many times, I visited four countries in Africa and a few in Central America. Now, I want to explore Asia and discover South America. There are so many places to see!

2. What is your athletic background?
Before I came to the US, I played Ultimate Frisbee for almost eight years in Montreal! For a year, I was looking for a league in Houston, but I couldn’t find one with a schedule that fit mine.

3. What made you join CrossFit?
I always wanted to try CrossFit, even when I was in Montreal, but you know how it is… I was too busy with work, studies, and my other activities. 

However, when you move to a new place, you have more free time and you can ‘’reinvent’’ your life. When I saw that CrossFit Humble was offering morning classes, I decided to try it! I always wanted to work out in the morning before work. In October 2016, I went to a community work out on a Saturday and I got hooked! 

4. What does CrossFit mean to you and how do you stay motivated?
CrossFit keeps my life balanced between personal and professional time. It is a stress release.

There are many reasons why I stay motivated! First, I can observe improvements month after month. I am stronger, I have more endurance, and I am more flexible. Secondly, it is perfectly integrated to my weekly routine. It starts my day on a positive note and it gives me energy for the rest of my day. Finally, it is a good way to socialize and make new friends. 

5. What is your favorite CrossFit movement?
I would say box jumps! ..Even if my husband gives me hard time about it. Hehehe.

6. What is your least favorite movement?
Definitely deadlift. It is like my brain hasn’t understood how it works yet! I’ll get there one day.

7. What are your goals for the next year?
I just got married in August so for the last eight months my ‘’wedding body’’ was my main goal. Now, I want to work on my food diet. I want to feed my body more efficiently so I can improve my performances. 

8. What had been your favorite moment/accomplishment so far at Humble CrossFit?
The first time I was able to do rope climbs was a turning point. I realized that I was more ‘’athletic’’ than I thought. I had some rope burn, but I was so proud of myself!

9. What is your favorite cheat meal?
Cheese!! Every single meal including cheese! Especially pasta!

10. Do you have any advice for people hesitant to try CrossFit or for those struggling with their fitness goals?
Crossfit is for everyone no matter your age or your physical condition. We celebrate every single improvement without regard to how big your advancement is.

My only advice is to integrate your workout schedule to your daily routine. It needs to become a good habit like brushing your teeth.