December Member of the Month

Tell us about yourself! 

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My name is Kayla. I have worked in allied healthcare for a couple of years, but currently I am going to back to school for Nursing. Less than a year to go! I love anything outdoors (hiking and skiing are my favorites). But sometimes I just like to chill at home with my hedgehog. Favorite foods include anything and everything peanut butter. 

What inspired you to start CrossFit?

In college, I was a long distance runner doing full and half marathons. After years of running, I realized that my endurance was great but I could barely lift 10 pound dumbbells and my knees were already starting to hurt. I started doing your typical globo gym work out, but that was SO BORING and I missed the competitive aspect. I had heard of crossfit. So Fall of 2015 I did my first WOD and loved it!

What are your fitness goals?

Currently, I am still working on my strength in all things. But my main goal is to do pull-ups without the band. 

What do you enjoy most about Emerald City CrossFit?

I love how encouraging and friendly all of the members and staff are. It doesn't matter if you are an RX+ athlete or just beginning. Everyone is welcomed, encouraged, and supported. Its a great atmosphere!

What advice do you have for new members?

My advice would be consistency. You don't have to be at the gym 7 days a week, but come consistently because you will start to see improvement and that is true motivation! 

What message do you have for your gym family?

Y'all are awesome! I always leave the gym sweating and with a smile!