The CrossFitter of the month is meant to celebrate the individuals who shows what it means to be a CrossFitter at CrossFit Elgin. It is more than just being #1 on the whiteboard or lifting the most weight. We, as coaches, look for effort, a never quit attitude and a person who is a positive influence on the others around them. TRAIN HARD!
How long have you been training here at CrossFit Elgin, and what brought you here?
My daughter dances at Dance Pointe so I was very intrigued as soon as CrossFit opened. I came the first week to try it out and LOVED it so I signed up right away and have been coming 3 times a week for the past 2 months!
Since starting at CrossFit Elgin, what has your lifestyle been like? Have you changed anything?
Since starting at Croosfit I'm very proud of myself for sticking to this new fitness routine and I love how excited I am to come in each day! I feel stronger, happier and healthier and I love setting a good example for my daughter of making health and fitness a priority.
What is your favorite movement / skill you have learned at CrossFit Elgin?
I can honestly say I have a lot of favourite skills at CrossFit. I really love the variety of moves especially pull-ups, box jumps and handstand push-ups and I'm even learning to enjoy burpees!!!
What has been the most challenging part of your journey?
The most challenging for me so far is bar work but I understand how important it is and I'm hoping, like burpees, I'll learn to like lifting heavier weights too.
What has been the most fun?
Most fun for me has been meeting all of the other amazing Crossfitters and being motivated by how hard everyone works.
How many days a week do you typically train at the gym?
I'm at CrossFit 3 times a week, usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday, most days at 9:30 but sometimes at 6pm on my daughters dance nights.
What is your approach toward nutrition?
Nutrition is very important not only for me but for my family so we try to eat pretty healthy although we do like to cheat on the weekends!! We eat a lot of fruits, veggies and lean meats and fish.
Favorite activity outside of CrossFit Elgin:
My favourite activity outside of CrossFit would have to be swimming. I don't do it very often but when I do I really enjoy it. I also love walking my dog but not as much in the winter - I'm not a huge fan of the cold weather!!!
Thanks Kim! Your attitude, dedication and ability to smile & laugh are an inspiration to all of us here at CrossFit Elgin!