Name: Karah “Karebear” Hagins
Hometown: Carrollton ‘freakin’ GA (been in Athens since 2001)
Age: How old do I look?
Occupation: Saving UGA one architectural project @ a time! (starting graduate school this summer!!!)

When did you first start CrossFitting?
2nd to last week of December 2012

When did you start training at CrossFit South?
2nd to last week of December 2012

Favorite WOD or movements?
Thus far I like most stuff…If I hate it, means I need to do it 🙂 Ask me again in a few months

Least favorite WOD or movements?
Wall balls!!!

What sports/health background do you have if any?
Hmm…high school cheerleader, Tall Flag high school, crew team @ UGA, kayaking, boot camper, runner, triathlons (sprint and oly), softball

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?
A friend of mine mentioned it as a better investment than P90x stuff and I was “WEAKSAUCE”!

Do you remember your first time doing CrossFit, how did it go?
Barely, I was winded and had blurry vision – feeling at the end was addictive – nice to just do it and not think

What changes have you seen since starting at CrossFit South?
I’m way stronger and my triathlon skills have improved – overall more positive outlook on fitness and my butt looks WAY better 🙂

Any advice for new people starting or contemplating CrossFit?
Just commit when you open the door to enter – don’t think about the 100 wall balls – just one, then the next one, then the next one….

Hobbies/interest outside of a WOD?
Animals, reading, patios and beer, wine lunches in downtown Athens, travel, RACES! My birthday 🙂 Baby fluffy things and zombies and movies 🙂

Favorite cheat meal?
Ultimate nachos with black beans from Blind Pig with beer (I really <3 cheese too) What do you want to accomplish by this time next month? In 3 months? Before the end of the year?
5 strict pull ups in a row, snatch or clean & jerk my body weight, then clean & jerk Keras’s bodyweight, climb the high rope twice (accomplished on May 8th! wooo!!!!), have a 4-pack abs and deadlift 285 lbs!

What type of music do you like to WOD to?
80’s, alt rock, techno (paul oakenfold, tron soundtrack), instrumental, bonnie tyler, journey, eminem, foo fighters, eye of the tiger, zac brown band, evanescence, imagine dragons…