Announcing MAY MVP – Michelle Kasak

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in News and Announcements | Comments Off

As I get older I realize how important it is to stay fit and be active (for health reasons vs. vanity).  If I’ve had a stressful day I know I can count on my Crossfit friends to put a smile on my face.

Announcing Jefferson City CrossFit May MVP! Michelle was one of our first members  with JCCF. She came to us with a smile on her face and a determined look in her eyes. She wanted her first pullup, and she got it! Now she just wants more. She does not believe in a finish line and lives by the motto deeds not words. I can’t count the number of times, I look over my shoulder and find Michelle already done with the WOD and think, ‘Dang she is fast!’ She not only is dedicated inside the box, but she is outside also. She works hard at her job and in her nutrition and it shows. Did you see that Burpee video we posted of her on Wednesday night? When we go around class asking about what her favorite part of her day was, she says, “I just finished a huge project at work!” Goes to show that her characteristics inside the box are carried throughout her every day life. She is such a great role model, and it has been a joy to have her as part of our Jefferson City CrossFit community. Thank you Michelle!

Name:  Michelle Kasak

Age:  46

Family: Just me!

How long have you been CrossFitting?:  1 yr. 7 mos.

What is your greatest accomplishment at the box?:  A Pull up and Murph

What is one of your favorite memories at the box?:  Just the overall family type atmosphere.  The coaches and members are so encouraging and motivating.  Each inspire me every day.

Favorite weightlifting movement and Why?: Push Press/Kettle Bell

Deadlift or Power Clean and Why?: Deadlift-I still don’t have the clean movement mastered

Wall balls or Burpees and Why?:  Burpees-I like body weight movements best Favorite Shoes to work out in: Reebok Nano

If you could give any advice for a person new to CrossFit, what would it be?:  You are only competing against yourself (although I don’t always follow this advice myself)

Goals in the future with your CrossFit adventure: To do a handstand pushup and more than one strict pull-up

What is your favorite WOD?  Barbara- in includes a variety of body weight movements

What is your favorite Mobility?  Couch stretch/best for squats

What is one thing that people who know you, may not “know” about you?  I compete in tactical pistol matches

Favorite past time outside of CrossFit: Spending time and laughing with family/friends

Favorite Food:  Any kind of meat (preferably a good steak)

Favorite Beverage:  Any kind of flavored coffee

Favorite Quote:  Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)

“I’m the strongest that I’ve ever been in my life and I’ve tried a lot of different types of workouts.  As I get older I realize how important it is to stay fit and be active (for health reasons vs. vanity).  If I’ve had a stressful day I know I can count on my Crossfit friends to put a smile on my face.  I feel re-energized and re-focused after a WOD.  I’m totally addicted!”

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