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 discovered CrossFit when Jorine and the crew took over my workout area with my personal trainer! A month later my trainer was getting ready to have her baby and she told me that I should try CrossFit. I told her she was crazy and that there was no way I’d be able to do any of that stuff. But after a couple of weeks, I spoke with Jorine and decided to give it a shot.
From day one, I believed that Jorine and Jenny were going to take care of me better than any other CrossFit coach I knew. I have watched them for many years and I know that they want their athletes to succeed in all areas of their lives. I believe Jenny has built an amazing team of coaches around her and the athletes have become some of my greatest friends. We have an amazing community! I’m so glad that I’m at DeNovo!
Heck, I’m thinking that the fact that I actually tried CrossFit is my biggest accomplishment. I may not be very good at it, or the strongest, but it has given me confidence in myself that I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere else. I truly believe I have found some of my bestest friends at CrossFit! My life is better because of CrossFit!!
People chewing like a cow chewed his cud! My brain isn’t wired to enjoy that loud obnoxious sound!
Well, since my birthday is in a few weeks, I hope in one year we will be celebrating my 55th birthday without masks or social distancing and with lots and lots of hugs!
I love Brian Regan! One of my favorite lines of his is…
I" before "E" except after "C" and when sounding like "A" as in neighbor and weigh, and on weekends and holidays and all throughout May, and YOU'LL ALWAYS BE WRONG NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY!!!!
The thing I most enjoy outside of CrossFit is my job! I love spending time with “my” animals. That’s why COVID-19 has been so hard -- it has been almost 3 months since I have been able to love on my clients pets and I miss them all so much. I’ve been pet sitting for over 20 years and I love every minute I get to spend with each animal. Best job ever!
The people that I surround myself with are the ones that inspire me! They motivate me to do better and to be better. When I grow up someday, I want to be like them!
I have two! Deadlifts & split jerks.
“I Can’t Make This Up,” by Kevin Hart.
When I first watched Jorine and crew doing CrossFit, I thought there was no way in hell that I could ever lift that weight, be as fast as them or do what they do.
My advice is: “jump in and give it a try because if I can do it, anyone can!” You will love it; I used to pay a personal trainer $800+ every six weeks and I get way more out of CrossFit. It’s always changing, you will test yourself daily and your self-confidence will grow. DeNovo’s coaches and community are here to help you succeed!!