A Bit About: Samantha Chin

"CrossFit is no longer just another workout, it's a lifestyle and a destresser. Plus I get to see my friends at the gym."

WHY DO YOU DO CROSSFIT?

I CrossFit because it's the only thing that keeps me sane after a long day of work. CrossFit is no longer just another workout, it's a lifestyle and a destresser, plus I get to see my friends at the gym.

HOW HAS CROSSFIT AFFECTED YOU?

CrossFit pushes me to challenge myself mentally and physically. I would have never thought I could do handstand push-ups, weightlifting movements, or even anything that requires endurance! I used to be able to run only 100 meters (I was a sprinter, yes I was, don't judge), and now I can push myself to run 800 meters without dying (that’s a lifetime PR, so far).

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO KEEP COMING BACK?

I want to get better and the only way to get better is to keep practicing it. Another huge motivation is the people and the community at CrossFit Kingfield. I love having people who keep me accountable and coaches who push me to go further.

DO YOU HAVE A MOTTO? SOMETHING YOU TELL YOURSELF WHEN YOU'RE FIGHTING THROUGH A WORKOUT? IF SO, DO YOU MIND SHARING IT?

One rep at a time. You either put work in and get better each time, or be weak and fat. Maybe…just maybe one day…your abs will decide to show. HA!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT OR MOVEMENT?

Handstand push ups or cleans

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?

Anything Chinese, Korean and Japanese

What does Sam tell herself when she's pushing through a workout? "One rep at a time. You...put work in and get better each time."

WHAT'S YOUR POWER SONG?

Anything with fast beat...preferably hip hop/rap.

TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT WE DON'T ALREADY KNOW...

I love tiramisu. What is that? Google it.

What is your spirit animal?

Panda