It was October 2012 when Treciah Adams came across her high school friend and current CCC coach DeAnn Lemus’ pictures, comments, and posts online about a place called Crescent City CrossFit. “I saw DeAnn’s posts about this awesome place and it looked interesting,” says Treciah, who contacted DeAnn and asked her for more information about CCC. “She totally convinced me to join!” says Treciah, recounting her excitement to join the CCC family.
At the time, Treciah was focused on teaching Zumba® classes and felt that she needed a new challenge. “I started focusing more on working with weights, not really knowing what I was doing and how I was going to achieve lean muscles,” she says. “I thought that if I started something new, a game-changer, CrossFit would give me the extra push I was looking for.”
Treciah approached CrossFit from the start with determination and an impressive work ethic. She also wasn’t discouraged by anything she’d read about CrossFit in the past. “I always heard that silly stuff about how bad CrossFit is for you and how dangerous it could be for your body,” she says. “I did not believe any of that because I knew every person has a different experience with different exercise techniques, and to be honest, you cannot judge anything without actually trying it!”
Treciah jumped in with both feet and never looked back. “Starting CrossFit actually pushed me to succeed and prove people wrong.”
One of the things Treciah loves most about CrossFit is the varied challenges she faces at the box day in and day out. “I am pretty much mentally challenged every day. Getting through every WOD is mentally a struggle but getting through it, finishing strong, and pushing myself only make me better the next day,” she says, describing her mental toughness and drive to do what it takes to become a better athlete.
She’s seen an improvement in her mental strength since she started CrossFit. “I’m much stronger mentally thanks to getting through the rough workouts,” she says. And Treciah’s hard work is yielding physical change, too: “Physically, I’m feeling and looking stronger. I’m definitely starting to see some definition in my arms and legs,” she says.
Treciah is currently competing in the 2014 CrossFit Open and aims to finish strong this year. She is also focused on improving her Olympic lifts and setting PRs from WODs she’s done in the past. Treciah notes that the CCC family pushes her to improve and keep coming back to the box, even when she knows the work awaiting her is tough. “Where would I be without the family that I have made by starting CrossFit? CCC is different because it’s not just a gym—it’s a family! The people are just awesome. I don’t know if I would have had any of the experiences or amazing friendships if I never would have tried CrossFit. I look forward to seeing my 9:00 a.m. crew every morning and all of my awesome coaches!”
From Coach Phil: Treciah can often be seen in the gym smiling and wearing brightly colored clothes with shoes that match. However, once that clock counts down and she hears 3, 2, 1, GO, that smile transforms into a game face. Since the start of 2014, Treciah has attacked each workout with a fearless attitude and has seen major progress as a product of her mindset. Working hard at both strength and gymnastics has allowed her to PR her clean and jerk as well as do her pull-ups without a band, leaving an Rx by her name for nearly all the workouts lately. Perhaps her best attribute is that once Treciah is finished with her workout, she does not hesitate to get up and cheer on the other athletes on the verge of finishing. Keep up the good work, Treciah!