Meet Kelsi A.
-What do you do for work?
February is my second month working as the Content Writer at Cody. For the few (or new) FCFSLUers who may not know, Cody is an online fitness app. It’s pretty much like Instagram for fitness, but obviously better. You can post and track your workouts, learn new skills, and be part of a great community. Working here is pretty freaking awesome. I get to write, watch, and talk about fitness all day long. Plus I can walk around in my socks, use the office couch as my desk, and take workout breaks. Kiiind of amazing.
-What made you decide to give CrossFit a try?
I had been going to a regular gym in the mornings before work for about a year and felt like I’d hit a plateau. Though I knew several people who did Crossfit, two of my good friends were regulars at SLU. One day at brunch I asked them to tell me about it. Of course I wasn’t asking because I was interested in joining – Crossfit was way too intimidating, intense, and I wasn’t interested in lifting. However I continued to be a bit bored by the gym and wanted a more social environment where I could work out (no one at the gym talks to each other, especially at 5am), so eventually I cautiously registered for orientation, reluctantly signed up for June 2013 Foundations, and the rest is history! I quit going to the other gym in the mornings almost a year ago because the dual workouts were not sustainable for me and I was having way more fun at SLU with the workout variety, super cool people, and the PRs!
-Speaking of, what’s your most recent PR?
Well last week I was super pissed off after sitting in SLU traffic for over half an hour and missing the start of 5:30 class, so I plugged in my headphones, went to warm up for my CompEx session, and I’m pretty sure I PRd my 500m row at around 1:50. If that doesn’t count, the week prior I definitely PRd my clean, which just happens to be my favorite lift. I finally hit 60kg! And yes, it was a full clean
-When is your birthday?
September 16th, and I’ve been told I am very much a Virgo! My last birthday was spent traveling around Spain and Paris with my younger brother, Jeff. We were gone for three weeks and it was the most wonderful experience. I took over 1,000 pictures and have been (slowwwly) writing about our travels on my photo blog. I plan to go somewhere else for my next birthday, and I’m very open to suggestions, so please share some of your favorite places with me!!