Athlete Profile – Lisa Perkins

Sunday, January 29, 2012 Stacey Baker 0 Comments


Tell us about yourself…. My name is Lisa Perkins and I live in Newton. I was raised in Northwest Montana and went to school at Montana State University and received my Nursing degree and moved to Utah in 1995. I have been married for almost 15 years to my husband Mark and we have 2 beautiful girls, Samantha (13) and Sophie (10 ½).
What is your day job? I work as a Public Health Nurse full time at the Bear River Health Department and can honestly say, I love my job!
How were you introduced to CrossFit? I was introduced to CrossFit by Raelyn Rigby. She always talked about how much she loved it and so finally one day, she talked me into coming and trying it and I was hooked!
What is your favorite WOD or Lift? I don’t know if I really have a favorite WOD, but I really like the TABATA’s.
What is your favorite skill/movement that you have learned at CrossFit IoTA? Anything with the bar and weights…I never thought I would be one of those women using a bar with weight and it gives me a lot of satisfaction to see my progress with weight from when I first started until now.
How has CrossFit changed your life? Every year, I was one of those people that set a New Year’s Goal to start exercising and I never stuck with anything and then I tried CrossFit and I am addicted. I love the confidence it gives me and how it makes me feel. I can’t live without it…
What keeps you motivated and coming back for more? I get up every morning 5 days a week at 4:30AM to come. I love the 5:15 am class…they rock. We are one big happy family and it feels like one big team and everyone supports you and encourages you to do your best. I also love that I am finally starting to see the difference and losing some inches.
What’s something you know now that you wish someone would have said to you when you started CrossFit? To not make it a competition with anyone…you are an individual and pace yourself and do what feels right and go at the pace that feels comfortable AND I did not realize how much what you put in your mouth effects you at CrossFit.
One word to describe me would be… Outgoing
I have always wanted… to travel to other countries, especially England, Scotland and Ireland.
Outside of the gym, I like to… be with friends and family, travel and be in the beautiful outdoors.
Three things you would always find in my fridge… milk, cheese and lunchmeat
Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me… I have MS (Multiple Sclerosis). I was diagnosed with it in 2005.
Favorite physical activity outside of CFI… I love to take walks or bike rides with my family.
Favorite place to eat in Cache Valley … Café Rio
Song(s) that gets me pumped up for a workout… Most anything that Paul plays, but my favorite is 80’s.
The last thing I ate was… Cutie, cheese stick and 3 almonds…
My proudest accomplishment is… my family and that I have consistently worked out and done CrossFit for an entire year.
My six month goal is… to continue eating healthy and try increasing weight and hopefully start to see more definition.
My favorite workout attire is… Capri Leggings and a tank top
My favorite workout partner(s)… is Carol and I love that Leona and Denice have joined us in the 5:15AM class and if I ever make it to the 8:00 AM class, Raelyn.
If you created a WOD and named it after yourself what would the workout be? Something with rowing, sit-ups, push-ups and squats