December Athlete Spotlight–Kate


1. How long have you been a member at CFD, and what made you want to get started?

About 9 months. I started because I had developed low back pain after running my first half marathon. My chiropractor encouraged me to start cross training and strengthen my core.

2. What changes have you seen in yourself since your very first day?

Well, my traps were the first muscles I noticed to sprout! I didn’t realize I’d had those. I have way more overall strength and definition in my body than when I started. My back pain has lessened. Also I’ve noticed my confidence is much higher going into workouts. Everything seemed very intimidating to me at first.

3. What did you do for fitness prior to CFD, and what do you like most about CrossFit?

I was a distance runner and did yoga before starting CrossFit. I like the sense of camaraderie CrossFit at CFD brings. People cheer you on and do burpees with you when you’re the last one working through the workout.

4. What type(s) of workouts are your favorite?

I like Saturday team workouts a lot, and ones that blend cardio and free weights. Cleans are my favorite.

5. What type(s) of workouts do you least like to see come up?

The shorter workouts. The short workouts are deceiving because they always end up being super intense. When coach Mike tells us to “go to our dark place” I know it’s going to be excruciating, but it feels great afterwards to have gotten through it and I think those are the workouts that lead to the biggest gains.

6. What are you goals going forward?

I would like to continue to hit PR’s and improve overall in form and strength. I’d really like to get to the point where I can do strict pull ups. Never in my life have I been able to do a pull up so when reach that point I’ll be elated.

7. What advice do you have for someone just starting out at CFD?

To keep showing up regularly and be open to learning new things. And maintaining good nutrition makes a huge difference in progress and how fun the workouts are I think!

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