Student Spotlight – Lisa Chamberlain

Lisa pressing heavy weight overhead during the 1700 WOD class.Lisa pressing heavyweight overhead during the 1700 WOD class.

Tell us a little something about yourself: Where are you from? What do you do for work and fun? What is your sports & fitness background?

I’m originally from Southern California. I moved to Missoula almost 10 years ago. I am a massage therapist and for fun I enjoy cross country skiing and floating the river. I have no sports background. In fact, I avoided them at all costs. Before starting CrossFit, I had a membership to a local gym and did group classes.

When did you first start training at CrossFit Missoula?

I started in February 2012.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Describe your experience.

Me and my husband, Tim, heard of CrossFit, and we were bored with our gym. So we tried it out and three years later still going for it.

What’s your CrossFit “super power”? What are you good at?


What’s your CrossFit “goat”? What skill or ability are you currently chasing?

Hmmm let’s see… Pull-ups, dips, snatch, overhead squats, stone cleans. All of these I can do. I just want to be better at them.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting at CrossFit Missoula?

I noticed that overall my every day activity whether it be my job for running around with the kids I feel stronger and healthier than I have before.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit Missoula moments:

I have lots. Every time I PR something. I also really enjoy watching others meet their goals.

What advice do you have for someone just getting started with CrossFit?

It’s easy to get frustrated that just stick with it. The soreness that you experience the first two weeks is the worst, but it will pass.