We have so much love for our community, and want to take the chance to highlight one athlete each month that exemplifies hard work – if you haven’t met Katy yet (or even if you have), make sure to give her a sweaty high five or I’m-a-star jump salute and a smile next time you see her at the gym!
Here is a little about Katy’s journey through CrossFit so far:
“Crossfit and I just celebrated our 4 year anniversary. We started going steady in Cleveland, OH. When I moved to Cleveland, similarly to Atlanta, I didn’t know anyone and I had moved there for law school. So I wanted to make some friends, pick up moderately heavy objects, and not spend ALL my time with other law students – CrossFit and I were a match made in heaven.”
Q: Where are you originally from?
I’m originally from just outside of Denver, CO but I also claim Seattle and Cleveland as places I’m from.
Q: Do you have a favorite workout or movement? Least favorite?
I love the Olympic lifts, kettlebell swings, and HSPUs. I’m generally whiny regarding all things cardio, especially running. Also generally not gymnasty.
Q: What’s your favorite hobby, pastime or interest outside of work (other than CrossFit)?
I generally enjoy brunch,
Q: Favorite music to work out to or just listen to in general?
My preferred fitness genres are power pop and “white girl trap” aka only songs that I know all the words to and can sing along to while trying not to die on the assault bike. In general I am pretty equal opportunity music.
Q: What is something that we may not know about you?
I have incredibly small hands, and I have spectated several Worlds Strongest Man competitions.
Q: Favorite Atlanta Restaurant?
Princi Italia – but I still feel pretty new here, so I’m always looking for new suggestions.
Q: Why on Earth do you go to the 5am class?!?
Well, if I don’t do it at 5AM, I don’t do it at all. But I love the 5AM crew. So I started at 5AM for my schedule but I stay for the people.
Q: Favorite moment at CF Terminus?
Hmmmmm…. I have too many to count even just in this short time, but I think probably post Memorial Day Murph hanging out with everyone and trying to #liveultra.
Q: Any advice for someone considering trying CrossFit for the first time?
I think my best advice would be to just keep showing up and having a good attitude. You won’t be great right away. The movements get easier, you get better, and if you’re lucky, like me, you’ll find a community that makes you continue to show up at wee hours of the morning who make not sleeping in totally worth it.
Thank you, Katy for always bringing a great vibe (and even greater dance moves) – whether it be 5:00am, 5:30pm, or on Saturday morning. We love your energy and you have become a wonderful addition to our CrossFit Terminus family!