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OBCF Athlete Spotlight: Diane Brock

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Diane being strong!!
Diane being strong!!


Name: Diane Brock
Age: 51
Occupation: Advertising Sales Director
Favorite WOD: Tabata
Favorite lift: Deadlift
Favorite cheat meal: Starbucks & Ice Cream with granola
Athletic background: running, skiing
Hobbies/interests: running, healthy eating, my children

Tell Us a little bit about your experience at OBCF:

Before joining, I met with one of the coaches to see if I would be a good candidate. At 51 years old, my goal was simply to add muscle to my body without injury. The coach assured me that if I showed up every day and was serious about changing my diet (I used to be a vegetarian) that CrossFit would indeed change my life for the better.

And, he was right. It has truly been the best experience of my life. It’s been a little over one year since I joined OBCF and my results are incredible. I don’t even look like the same person. I have put on 20 lbs of muscle and now weigh 120 lbs!! My energy, stamina, and muscle tone have increased beyond my expectations.

What is your next big goal? Pull-ups

What is your favorite thing about Olive Branch CrossFit?

Without hesitation, it’s the members and the coaches. Whether it’s a good day or a bad day, every day showing up at OBCF is a great day. Everyone, and I mean everyone, gives it their all and supports one another. It’s our own little community where everyone wants the best for everyone.

Have any advice to new members?

Every day step out of your comfort zone. Don’t compare yourself to others. Show up, give it everything you’ve got and be happy with your individual performance.

Is there anything you want to add? Can you tell us something we don’t know about you? Add something 🙂

I was in a near fatal car accident 14 years ago, which significantly altered my life in many ways. I didn’t expect my body to ever fully recover and be healthy again. Then, 5 years ago, my baby sister passed away from colon cancer at age 39. To find comfort and some sort of peace with her death, I became very involved in running and ran my first marathon in 2012. I experienced the “high” from running, which helped me cope with her unexpected death, however, it didn’t do much for my body. I was simply a very skinny 51-year old lady that ran 5 miles every day. I needed something new, exciting and different to improve my body, mind and soul. I found exactly that with OBCF.

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