May 2021 AOTM Kayla W

Age: 29

Where you’re from: Sterling Heights, Michigan.

How long have you been with CrossFit Torrent and what made you decide to start?: I started with 6 Week Challenge in April 2019 with a friend – I learned I loved group fitness so kept with it. 

What do you do when you’re not at CFT?: I’m a huge nerd, so I’m usually brainstorming for my dungeons and dragons campaign or doing something related to my medieval LARP (live action roleplay), whether it be sewing clothes, making props, or sparring. 

When did you realize that CrossFit is right for you?: I’m sort of competitive. Even though the coaches are great at tailoring the workouts to your individual abilities, being in a group setting really helps me push myself.

What were your thoughts after your first WOD?: Whelp. That hurt. Let’s do it again. 

What is your favorite or least favorite WOD/movement?: Burpees…. 

What is the one thing you have done at CFT that you never thought you would do?: A pull up!

What motivates you during a tough workout?: I definitely, secretly compete against everyone else. 

What’s your favorite thing about CrossFit?: Everyone is very supportive. The community is great whether you are dedicating all your free time to crossfit and fitness, or doing it casually, no matter your age, or your skill level. It’s a great group of people.

What are your short term and long term goals?: I’d like to improve on my double-unders and rig work. 

How have you seen yourself change- mentally and physically since joining Torrent?: I’ve gained a lot of muscle mass and endurance since joining. I’m more mentally strong too – I push myself instead of backing down or giving up when things get tough.

What impact has CFT had on you in and out of the gym?: My confidence is higher than it’s ever been. 

Do you have any advice for people just getting started at CFT?: It is exhausting, you’re gonna be sore, but it’s so worth it. In addition to seeing physical changes in yourself, you’ll start to feel a change mentally too. Not to mention, this has got to be some of the most supportive people around.

Quick Questions

Favorite Cheat Meal: Pizza

Favorite  Movie: Princess Bride

Favorite CrossFit Athlete: Do the Torrent coaches count? Hahah I don’t actually know any :’D

Coaches Comments: In the words of Coach Brandon, “She is super hard working. Super encouraging. Super fun to have in class. She’s just super all around.” 

Coach Michelle says Kayla is definitely one of the faces we missed during quarantine! Kayla has made leaps and bounds throughout her journey with us. 

Every time I see her it feels like she’s hitting another PR or has a new skill she’s nailed. I am so impressed by her work ethic, resilience, competitive -yet humble- nature, and her performance in the gym. She is everyone’s biggest cheerleader and never fails to show up for the community!- Coach Morgan

I love when Kayla is reserved for my class. She is so hard working and has turned into a complete beast! She is funny, kind and welcoming to all members and is a perfect fit in the Torrent family. I think she is one of the coolest people I’ve ever met. I also really appreciate our 7 a.m. workout sessions!-Callie

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