Member of the Month – Sam Ho

Member of the Month – February 2019

It is time to recognize another outstanding UpReach Member!  Sam Ho is the February member of the month!  Sam is constantly going above and beyond for her peers.  We are so luck to have her! She can also ALWAYS be counted on for the best restaurant recommendations!  Check out her interview below for her story!

  • What led you to try out Crossfit?

I was an avid runner and gym goer but became faced with some health issues after the birth of my 2nd and 3rd child. The global gym wasn’t working for me anymore. I was still about 20 lbs over weight. My spirit and motivation was broken and felt like I was spiraling down a blackhole. Seeing the struggle, my eldest brother suggested I try CrossFit. Being a seasoned crossfitter, he warned me that it will be tough but I will have a community behind me to help keep me going.

  • What is your favorite part about UpReach?

My favorite part about UR is definitely the coaches and owners. They listen and care about every individual that walks through the door. I feel like every single member is a unique piece of puzzle that the coaches and owners help put together to form one amazing community.

  • What is the biggest change that you have seen since starting Crossfit?

I started CrossFit back in 2015, 6 weeks after a C-section. I couldn’t even do one simple sit-up without assistance. But I viewed that as a starting point on my journey to a healthier lifestyle. Flash forward to today’s WOD, I was able to do chest to bars!

  • What are your top 5 Austin restaurant recommendations?
  1. Winebelly (of course 😛! Love their food and wine lists)
  2. North Italia (where my hub and I had our first official date)
  3. College Roadhouse (for korean chicken wings)
  4. Salty Sow (great ambience and happy hour)
  5. NG Cafe (best bánh mì in Austin)

Thank you so much for participating!  We are so overjoyed by your progress and involvement in this community and hope to continue to grow with you on this journey!