Member Profile with Christina Fang and Elliot Goldwater. Interview conducted by Overseer Adrian Cardenas.
A: I’m here with Christina Fang, thank you for letting me interview you. Christina, How are you doing?
Christina: I’m doing well.
A:What do you do?
Christina: I work in finance.
A: [lost & cofused] ok…
…[awkward silence] Is that, exciting?
Christina: No, it’s kind of lame (lol).
A: ok moving on then, What do people need to know about you?
Christina: That I can do a strict pull up and back squat 160ish.
A: Hey, who do you love the least here? It doesn’t mean you don’t like them, just means that you love them, but less than others.
Christina: haha! I love everyone the same, but.. can I say who I love the most?
A: Fine, go ahead.
Christina: …Patrick Griffin, he was my first Crossfit teacher and he actually taught Elliot and I the day that we got engaged. It was our first Crossfit class.
A: Wow! That was your first Crossfit class! You know I’m going tell everyone? Did this guy [Elliot] propose before or after the WOD?
Christina: It was New Years Eve after the workout, I didn’t know.
A: That sounds romatic-ish, were you out of breath from working out? Were you even able to say yes or just nod? Why Crossfit?
Christina: Elliot had wanted to do Crossfit and we always worked out together. We did all sorts of fun stuff and a friend in New York did Crossfit and we used to tease him about it. So for Christmas, I got him one of the introduction packages. We did our first Crossfit day on New Years Eve and it was me, Elliot and Pat. I couldn’t do anything, not even a kip.
A: Why did he propose that day? Granted it was New Years Eve.
Christina: I think he had planned to do it, but I kind of ruined his plan by doing the Crossfit class first. We were going to go to Napa. We were just totally sore for doing some version of Elizabeth.
A: You two got married just recently too right?
Christina: Yeah like 2 months ago. We got married in Calastoga.
A: I don’t think my invite came in on time, Sorry I missed it though.
Christina: It was a really small wedding, mostly people from the east coast and then we went on vacation.
A: I feel like you should have kept the pattern going and you should have got married at the gym after the wod, and just said “I do” out of breath. Hold on, !Hey Elliot!! Elliot come over here!! Elliot why did you propose after the workout?
Elliot: Well It was a few hours after the workout, not right after. I actually planned the whole proposal part for that day, and she planned the Crossfit as part of the Christmas gift… or Hanukah gift actually.
A: ohh, So the plan wazzz to go to Napa for the day?
The Goldwaters: Yeah,
Christina: ..but NOT do Crossfit during the day. I was like “but we need to do it! This is how you start the new year off right” so we did it.
Elliot: Pat Griffin.
A: Matchmaker Pat huh?
Christina: Yeah, I don’t know if he knows that actually.
Elliot: Yeah, I told him. (big smile)
A: Do you want to send Pat a messge?
Christina: Yo Patty, you’re our love connection.
A: Is there any message you want to send to people?
Christina: If you’re looking for something really fun, dynamic and challenging, Crossfit is really cool and you get much better exercising.
A: Anything else?
Christina: My favorite move is Doubleunders bahaha.
A: Doubleunders? ok. Are you the Doubleunders specialist that people need to look out for at Virtuosity?
Elliot: oohh! that’s what you should do. You should challenge a coach to Doubleunders.
A: Ooh.. do you want to challenge Pat Griffin?
Christina: Uhm, I think I could definitely challenge Patty Griffin.
Elliot: Who do you think would be the best at double unders of the coaches.
Christina: I bet, probably John Leo Post would be pretty good.
A: You know what? I don’t know but my PR for double unders is 128.
Christina: That’s why I wouldn’t challenge you.
A: Thank you guys for taking the time to share with us.
Christina: Write some good stuff about us.
A: I’ll make some stuff up. Something like, You guys met in grade school. Elliot used to pull your hair. jk. Where are you guys from by the way? Here?
Christina: We moved here from Manhattan, we met in New York city.
A: And… you two just packed up and moved to San Francisco?
Christina: Yeah, I was like “lets move” and elliot was like “ok”.
Elliot: True, I just do whatever she says.
Christina: Yeah and then Elliot’s like “lets do Crossfit” and I was like “ok”.
A: Alright. That was awesome! Thanks you two.