MEMBER SPOTLIGHT FOR MAY 2017 – GET TO KNOW CAITLIN HICKS!

Name:

Caitlin Hicks

Hometown: 

Monticello, IL.

Occupation:

Custom Design Artist & Appraiser at M.J. Reed Jewelers

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

3 months

What do you enjoy about CrossFit and being a member at KMC?

My favorite part of crossfit is after the workout is over. The feeling of satisfaction after completing what was on the board. So often before I start I think, “there is no way Ill be able to do that” and then I do, and it feels amazing. I came into crossfit a little worried that I couldn’t do it because I wasn’t “strong”- but I am strong. It’s the little goals everyday that keep me coming back, that keep me motivated, and confident. Being able to do push-ups (kinda), running the distance require, and the work we all put in to reach our own goals. That is what keeps me hooked. The friendships and the encouragement are what make KMC so great. We have incredible coaches who are patient, funny, smart, and helpful. It’s not ridged or intimidating, it’s fun and challenging all at the same time, and I am grateful to be a part of it.

What is your favorite exercise/movement in CrossFit?

Being a tall athlete with long limbs my favorite is rowing, least favorite duck walks.

What is one CrossFit/fitness related goal you are working to achieve?

Although there are so many on my list, unassisted pull-ups is currently at the top.

What is your favorite food?

Pizza!

Do you have any favorite sports teams?

Chicago Blackhawks

Where is ONE place you would like to visit?

I would love to see the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado