Member Of The Month is a prestigious designation awarded to someone who exemplifies what it means to be a DeNovo CrossFit athlete; someone in our community who lives by our Purpose and Values and honors the DeNovo Theory.
I’ve known Monica, a DeNovo CrossFit athlete, for 15 years and she invited me to the 9:15 class, knowing I could make that time with my kids’ schedules.
Definitely the community; they inspire and encourage everyone. Our community is a very welcoming, tight knit group who makes everyone feel comfortable no matter what skill level you’re at.
In CrossFit, gains are made everyday. I am always accomplishing something new which keeps me motivated. The variety in regards to workouts gives me something to constantly “push” for and never gets boring.
In life, CrossFit helps me manage my busy life better. As a mom of three boys who works night shifts as a nurse, CrossFit is helping me improve all aspects of my life. It also boosts my mental health and spans across all aspects of my life.
Slurping straws and people who say, “I don’t know” and don’t put any effort into finding an answer.
We would be celebrating lifelong friendships and some new PR’s! Ultimately, I would celebrate being another year stronger -- maybe even my first CrossFit competition.
I love watching my boys grow, laugh, be silly, and have fun. I’m content when I’m doing anything with my family that makes them smile.
Professionally, I love attending nursing conferences; I never want to stop growing or learning. I don’t like feeling stagnant, so I enjoy when I get the opportunity to do that.
The DeNovo coaches and Monica inspire me to challenge myself and push my limits.
My favorite movement is any variation of squat because that’s currently what I’m most comfortable with. I want to say stretching, lol!! I’m still learning and getting better at each movement, but honestly it doesn’t matter what it is -- everything kicks my butt.
I just finished “Finding Chika.” After the Hatian earthquake, the author runs an orphanage in Haiti and this little girl comes to them and he notices she’s sick. The author and his wife brought her to the US and find out she has a brain tumor. He and his wife are in their 50’s and have never had kids, but he discusses the impact this little girl has had on his life. It was a really good book.
Anybody can do it. No one is at the same skill level; CrossFit is adaptable to anyone’s level. It’s fun! We have fun when we workout; it’s not serious or competitive. DeNovo is welcoming and we laugh and cheer each other on, despite the fact that no one is doing the same workout. The intensity is relative and there are modifications to meet everyone’s needs.