CrossFit Strong  -- Athlete of The Month
  Strong Heart, Strong Mind, Strong Body
 
We chose Kim Wilson as our Athlete of the Month for April because she has such a positive attitude in EVERYTHING that she does! She pushes herself in every WOD - whether it's Crossfit or Endurance, she works hard to make herself better. As an athlete, she has come so far. As a person, she is always smiling, always has a good attitude & always pushes those around her to finish STRONG. Thank you Kim for being such a big part of the CFS family
 
 Kim Wilson-Q&A  
How long have you been Crossfitting? — 1 Year this month, started on April 19, 2010
What is your occupation? — Advertising Account Exec
Where are you from? — Born and raised in Dallas. I love Dallas and I love being a Texan
How did you hear about Crossfit Strong? -- Last April at the Big D Half Marathon I met Marla and Gale. I was already familiar with Crossfit, but I didn’t think I could do it. Luckily, Gale and Marla’s enthusiasm won me over and I showed up to the intro WOD that next Saturday.
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 Kim's Transformation  
How have you seen yourself change – mentally or physically – since being a part of CFS? -- I have reached levels of mental and physical discipline that I never thought were possible for myself. CFS opened my eyes to see that I am capable physically and mentally of way more than I ever thought.
What is your favorite move? — Overhead Squat
What is your least favorite move? — Deadlift
What has been your favorite WOD so far? — Air Force WOD: 20 Thrusters, 20 SDLHP, 20 Push Jerks, 20 OHS, 20 Front Squats with 4 Burpees EMOM I know everyone thinks I’m nuts for loving this WOD, but for me, this WOD is a benchmark. When I first started CF I didn’t know what half those lifts were, much less how to do them at RX weight but over the last year I learned how to complete all the movements efficiently and effectively at RX weight. I’ve now cut my time in half from the first time I attempted this WOD. I’d love to do this one again soon, I think I can do it even faster now.
What has been your least favorite WOD ? — Anything with manmakers.
 
What are some of your goals that you have for yourself in the next year? — Last month I tackled one of by biggest goals, to run a sub 2hr half marathon. I accomplished that at the Rock n Roll Dallas Half on March 27. Next on my list in the short-term is to do unassisted dips and in the long-term is to run a marathon.
How do you see CrossFit as different from other programs? — One of my favorite things about CrossFit is the camaraderie and strong family feeling at our box. Whenever I meet people who go to ‘traditional’ gyms, I love to say to them “When was the last time someone cheered you on during your last 2 minutes on the elliptical?” Of course the answer to that question is “never.” Because we are a family at CrossFit Strong, I know that each of our members care about their fellow athletes and seeing them reach their goals and higher levels of fitness.
 
Did you think a sport of elite fitness would ever be for you? — Definitely not, I had no clue I would ever be able to do any of the crazy stuff we do
 
How can other people relate to your story? — I wasn’t a star athlete in high school or college and as an adult I used to be a treadmill, elliptical and stairmaster addict spending hours on the machines. I had no idea there was more to working out than staring at the calories burned display on the machine. I am so glad I took the risk and challenged myself to do CrossFit because I found so much more than I ever thought was possible at a gym and in working out.
 
What is something that others may not know about you? -- My favorite random fact about myself is that I am left-handed.
 
What is your most memorable moment here-- The Opens WODs these past few weeks have been very inspiring and memorable. Watching everyone push themselves and push each other makes me so happy to be a part such a great group of people.