Athlete of the Month: Kacey Pfeffer
CrossFit Birthday: 12/4/2014
How did you hear about CrossFit? Several years ago a friend had told me about CrossFit 515 and how much he loved it. He would come into work and show videos of box jumps and workouts from the gym. His excitement was contagious, however at the time, I was too scared to try it and stuck in my own head about how I couldn’t do those things. After several years past I moved to Grimes and decided it was finally time to give this a shot and see what all the excitement and fuss was all about. I remember how nervous and scared I was driving and walking in on the first night. Needless to say, I was a nervous wreck but after one workout, I was hooked (after I caught my breath and got over the feeling that I might puke).
How has CrossFit changed your life? CrossFit has helped challenge me and force me to think differently about my body. I used to be attached to the scale and leveraged it as a way to identify whether I needed to diet or not. Now, I rarely weigh myself and instead use my goals and PRs to leverage how I am doing and to push me beyond what I think I can’t do. It is quite the confidence booster in both my personal and professional life.
Favorite & least favorite movements: I am not sure that I have one favorite movement. It would be a toss up between deadlifts or double unders. Least favorite movement, overhead squats. My vocabulary expands when those are programmed into the workout with words that we should leave off this post.
Family info: I am married, my husband is Jake who is also a Crossfitter when he can fit into his busy schedule. We have two English Bulldogs, Nola and Ali, they are my fur babies.
Favorite saying: “Opportunity happens when you step outside of the comfort zone.” I live and breath by this quote and have seen it come to fruition time and time again.
Favorite songs to workout to: Celine Dion…kidding. I like all types of music and would have to say that 2000s rap is up my alley… Eminem, Dr. Dre, or some Rock and Roll.
What movement or skill were you most excited about when you were able to do it? Definitely, the bar muscle up. I tried and failed for so long. I remember the first one I got was before an open workout that had them programmed into it. I practiced and it finally happened!