Member Spotlight

Congratulations to JESSICA ESPENMILLER, Champion of the latest Whole Life Challenge!




When did you get started with us?

My husband and I started together at BVCF in November of 2015.


What improvements did you make in the Whole Life Challenge?

I did the WLC twice. I was at different points in my fitness journey at the start of each one, and both times I was able to make noticeable changes. I lost between 5-6 lbs, and I was able to tell a difference in the way my clothes fit after about 2 weeks. The biggest difference I noticed was in my strength and conditioning. Yes, the first week to 10 days was tough, but then I started noticing a difference in my energy level, then my clothes started fitting better, then suddenly the weight I was using in workouts was getting easier....I started seeing progress! The first time, I improved my "Cindy" score by 3 rounds! The second time I went from doing a max of 8 ring push-ups to 20, plus getting 2 PR's in both Olympic lifts. I also learned many things about my eating habits, the difference adequate sleep makes, and the importance of daily mobility in addition to exercise. 


What's your favorite movement?

This is hard to narrow it down to 1, so I'll pick 2! My favorite gymnastic movement is the HSPU and then favorite lift would be the clean and jerk.


What's your wallpaper on your phone right now?

"God will never give you the spirit of fear." 2 Timothy 4:7


Favorite thing about Blue Valley CrossFit?

THE PEOPLE!!! Without hesitation, THE PEOPLE! The coaches are there to help every person that enters the door, no matter what his/her level of fitness. Members are always there to support, help, and encourage each other even during some of the toughest WOD's! Blue Valley CrossFit was a perfect fit for my husband and me! Now that we are in our 40's and have an active family with 5 kids, it was refreshing to find a place where we could get a good balance of mobility, strength, and conditioning. We feel stronger and healthier than we did 5 years ago. We are doing things now we never thought we would be able to do!


Favorite cheat food?

PIZZA! Always has been and always will be!


If you had a superpower, what would it be and why?

Flying, because it's flying! How much fun would that be!



2 rounds of:

50/45 Calorie Row

75 Double Unders

5 Rope Climbs