We asked Fixx athlete Kimmy McDaniels a few questions about her CrossFit journey..
What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?
As a multisport athlete, I was looking for a great summer program that could help challenge me physically and mentally, in hope to stay in great shape for both basketball and softball.
What was your first impression? How has that changed?
I still remember my first CrossFit workout… I was dead and in a pool of sweat on the floor thinking “what did I just get myself into.” My first impression of CrossFit was that this definitely is a program that will challenge me, but will ultimately help turn me into a better and stronger athlete. Now that I have been able to consistently attend these CrossFit workouts, my impression has totally flipped around. It’s no longer a mind set where “I HAVE to attend these workouts”, but now I think of it as “I GET the opportunity to attend these workouts” where it will only make me stronger and a tougher competitor for the future.
What was your first “bright spot”? (Positive moment)
My first bright spot in CrossFit was actually pretty recent. A couple weeks ago we were working on rope climbs, and through the help of amazing/supportive instructors and good technique I finally was able to climb my first rope. Honestly, I was pretty scared to attempt something that I never knew I had in me, but turned out to be a pretty cool moment.
What are you working on now?
Right now I am simply doing my best to get stronger and in-shape for college. I will be playing both basketball and softball in college and my hope with CrossFit is I’ll be able to utilize the workouts to help improve upon my all around ability as an athlete, and get ready for that next level of competition.
What is your favorite FIXX memory?
Personally, I simply love coming everyday into class and seeing everyone! The community that is established at CrossFit Fixx is just so supportive that it makes every workout a little more bearable. We push each other as a community and it is such an amazing thing to be a part of.
Do you have a favorite movement? Favorite WOD?
We have only done this a couple of times but I really enjoy the occasional yoga sessions after the workouts. The talks would normally consist of the pain and soreness we were all in, but would always end in laughter.