Happy Birthday!

So today is Kassie’s Birthday, if you see her wish her a happy one! And with that we’ve started a new Birthday Questionnaire that also helps us get to know our community members. So here is a little about Kassie.

Where ya from? Arcadia Wisconsin
Age (if you want…)? 43
When did you first start CrossFit? 2013 And what got you to CrossFit? I had been going to a globo gym and the trainers often said, “Why do you want to lift heavy weights? Most women want to be long and lean.” Let’s just say, I didn’t feel like I fit in. Then I saw the 2013 CrossFit games. Need I say more?

What do you remember about your first WOD? I had been working out on a regular basis, but I about died after the warm-up.

What is your favorite “thing” about CrossFit? I sipped the Kool-aid and have loved it ALL ever since. I love the community. I love the fact that I can swing from bars and play like a kid and the Weightlifting…I like to lift heavy and no one judges me for it. My heart sings when I hear barbells hitting the floor.

What is your favorite thing to do (besides CrossFit)? I love to crochet.

What advice do you have for new CrossFitters? Listen to your coaches. If you don’t understand their instruction keep asking questions until you do. Don’t forget about nutrition. Ask your coaches for guidance on nutritional changes you can make to help meet your goals.

What do you love the most about Trollway CrossFit? I love our Trollway family.

If you could have anything in the world for your birthday, what would it be? Years ago I made a decision. When prompted to make a wish on a birthday or if I saw a falling star I decided to only wish for one thing, happiness. That’s all I’ve ever wished for since. It worked.