Athlete Spotlight: Kim R.
What made you choose CrossFit True?
A PTA Challenge through our children’s elementary school; I couldn’t pass up trying CrossFit at such a great price so I also encouraged my husband Nic to complete the challenge too. Our 3rd child was just over 1yr old & we were finally in a place where we could try to incorporate regular fitness into our lives.
I had a restricted diet while pregnant with our son & had lost a lot of weight after giving birth but I had NO muscle...I was ready to wake muscles up that I hadn’t been using & was ready to get toned up.
How long have you been training with us?
What has been your proudest moment in the past 90 days?
Pushing past some anxiety to compete in my 1st competition (Average Joe); it was totally out of my comfort zone but I showed up, was encouraged and comforted by my teammates & other Team True members...I competed AND PR’d!
When your not at the gym, what do you do for work? What do you do for fun?
Any & everything that needs to be done - as a Domestic Goddess of 3 (AKA stay at home mom -except this mama doesn’t JUST stay at home) with a hubby who’s work requires traveling I often find 24hrs in a day to not be enough.
Up until we had our 2nd child I was employed as a Social Worker for DCF.
I enjoy listening to music, cooking & feeding people & love to be outside (whether it’s beachin’ it, relaxing in the sun or doing yard work I enjoy being outdoors & active).
How is your nutrition? How has it changed since joining CrossFit True?
I think of nutrition as a never-ending process; I’m always interested in learning new ways and different things to eat. Nic & I recently finished 3mos on RP; it was very challenging but I learned A LOT & definitely noticed major changes in my body. It’s kind of exciting & amazing to me that one can change their body SO much with diet alone.
What are your 3 favorite movements/exercises?
SO many I can’t choose just 3!
Back Squats, Sled pushing/pulling, Airdyne Sprints, Ball Slams, Box Step-Ups, 400m runs
What is your favorite style workout? (AMRAP, EMOM, Rounds for Time, etc)
It’s easier for me to think of the task at hand rather than lots of things written on the board...so when we focus on “A1, A2 & A3” before moving onto “B” & “C” etc my brain is happy.
I enjoy some accessory work followed by a couple rounds for time - something quick & something that gets my heart racing & my body sweating
What about your favorite workout?
All workouts are my favorite once I’ve completed them! I enjoy accessory work & boot camp style workouts.
Any favorite workout songs?
Any song I am familiar with or think I know the words to - you can often catch me trying to sing to the song while completing the workout.
Have you changed physically or mentally since you’ve been working out with us?
Definitely changed physically-I am more toned but also so much stronger. I am challenged both physically and mentally each time I attend class. There are so many things that were and still are new to me but now I am confident the coaches will meet me where I’m at and/or encourage me to step out of my comfort zone.
What are your current goals?
To continue to push myself out of my comfort zone - which sometimes means adding more weight! I am also committed to maintaining proper nutrition & drinking enough water!
How have your goals changed since you joined?
I started off attending 2 classes a week which turned into 3 which sometimes led to 4 and now I’m unlimited!!!
My goals were just to get in shape before but I’m not sure I knew what that actually meant for me...I certainly was not the person who was going to have a notebook & write things down!
Now I am on my 2nd notebook, I keep track of the workouts & am aware of my PRs etc
What has been the biggest surprise since joining CF True?
How much I can actually accomplish especially when I push myself & don’t think too much…not to mention how the hubs & I are constantly thinking about how to ensure our schedules enable us to both get to class - a little friendly marital competition!
What can you do now that you couldn’t do before joining?
Strict handstand push ups (8 in a row w/elevation)
Say something else, Anything!
CrossFit True should come with a warning bc the coaches, the workouts & the people are addicting (and amazing)!