Candice Murray – May 2017 Athlete Spotlight


Candice Murray – May 2017 Athlete Spotlight

Congratulations to our May Athlete of the Month – Candice Murray!




Name: Candice Murray

Hometown: Cambria, CA

Age: 36

Started CrossFit 580: May 2012

Favorite movement: Double Unders

Least favorite movement: Box jumps and Rowing.

Tell us about your fitness/lifestyle background:  I have always been an active person. I began taking dance lessons in a studio as a young child.  I played Volleyball from 6th-10th grade and played soccer all through High School.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit 580:  My husband Kevin was the first to join and I had no interest because I was intimidated by the workouts. I had my first trial class with Joy and it was exciting, challenging and I wanted to puke. I joined right after that class.

What have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting CrossFit 580: I feel stronger overall. My first deadlift PR was 145lbs and it’s now 235lbs. I have learned more about nutrition and how to fuel my body with healthy foods.

What changes in your life have you experience from CrossFit 580 that were totally unexpected? I love going to class and lifting weights. The progress I have seen is really incredible.  I feel stronger after each class. The people I have met through CrossFit 580 make every hard work out a little better, because they believe in me.

What are your hobbies, interest and/or talents outside of CrossFit 580? I love spending time with my family.

Any advice for people just getting started? It’s the best, hardest, most awesome thing you can do. Do it!