Natalie Shotts

When and how did you get started in CrossFit? How long have you been doing CF? My sister and I regularly worked out at a normal weightlifting gym on Camp Pendleton, and one day she told me she decided to try this local CrossFit gym. I think it only took about 3 weeks for her to convince me to come in and try a class with her. I believe that was summer of 2015, so I’ve been doing CrossFit for just over two years.

Tell us a little about yourself. I was born and raised in Orange, California, I am a licensed cosmetologist, and currently a full-time student in the Building Construction Management program in hopes to become a general estimator in the construction field. I have lived in Indiana for about 6 months now and I absolutely love it!

Favorite movement or workout? Clean and Jerks, I feel like I could do cleans for hours, it’s such a rewarding lift.

Least favorite movement or workout? Wall Balls!

What are your long term and short term goals? Short term goals: Pass all of my classes (hopefully straight A’s) this fall semester. Long term goals: Compete in another local competition, and transfer to IUPUI.
What is your proudest accomplishment? My proudest accomplishment was probably last December, I participated in a competition in San Diego called the Reindeer Games. It was a team of 3, didn’t place in a top spot, but it was an awesome experience!
What do you love most about Constant Quest? I love that it’s family oriented and very welcoming. That was a huge deciding factor for me when I was looking for a gym when I moved here.

What is your favorite cheat meal or snack? Oh, I love snacks. I enjoy chicken nuggets from Chick-Fil-A, I am a huge ice cream fan, I eat Halo Top more than I should, but they have a new flavor (pancakes and waffles) that is a complete game changer!

Tell us something outside of CF that you like to do. I love being outside, I usually hike on Sunday’s, I also enjoy going to the range with my husband, and my newest hobby would probably be archery.

What is your favorite music or band? I love all kinds of music, my favorite is probably classic country, Waylon Jennings or Hank Williams Jr.

If you were an animal, what would it be and why? I would be a cat, because cats love to nap!