JANUARY MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS


Published January 1, 2019


 

 
 
 
 
ATHLETE IN PROFILE

 

NAME: Nikki Kidd

JOB: Nurse Manager at a mental health facility

FAVORITE MUSIC TYPE / GROUP: I like most music depending on my mood, but not really country.

CHILDREN / PETS ?: my kid is my dog Jewel, who I adopted almost a year ago.

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: I haven't gotten to travel much other than to other states when I played soccer, but I will be going to the Dominican Republic in February and I have a feeling that will be my favorite spot.

HOBBIES: Working out, kayaking, hiking, four wheeling up north, shooting guns, and finding a good happy hour spot or brewery. I also love a good motorcycle ride.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU DONE CROSSFIT AND WHAT MADE YOU TRY IT OUT ? I have been doing crossfit just over a year. I wanted to try it because in the past when I lifted on my own I would get burnt out and bored and then would not workout for awhile. I liked the idea of having someone else program for me and each day was different. I also love the community.

WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSSFIT AT FIRST? I thought it was super hard, but I loved the challenge.

DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT CROSSFIT AND HOW IT HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE: It has gotten me interested in fitness again, given me the opportunity to compete and continues to challenge me. It is also a huge stress reliever after a long day at work.

FAVORITE WORKOUT: I don't have a specific workout that I like, but I like chippers or workouts that have a set amount of reps and you do it as fast as you can.

FAVORITE MOVEMENT: back squat, but I love learning the snatch and clean and jerk. There is always some small thing that can be tweaked to improve the movement and ultimately lift heavier.

Name: Max Fahlsing

Job: Credit Analyst
 
Favorite Music Type / Group: Hip-Hop & EDM
 
Children / Pets: A needy siamese cat named Peach
Favorite Vacation Spot: So far, Seattle, WA or southwest Utah. 
 
Hobbies: Hiking, spending time boating / fishing on the lake
 
How long have you done crossfit and what made you try it out? Prior to joining Top Gun, I had done crossfit on my own for about 2.5 - 3 years during college. I had lost weight going vegan after succumbin to the "Freshman 15". Even though I lost weight, I didn't feel like I had gotten and fitter. I found Crossfit through the mainsite and attempted the daily WOD. 
What were your thoughts about Crossfit at first? Wow, I am really out of shape, but dang this is fun! The challenge was addicting and left me wanting more. I was especially impressed by the gymastic-centric movements within many of the workouts.
 
Describe your favorite things about Crossfit and how it has impacted your life: How much time do we have? Other than continuing to lose body fat and becoming physically stronger, I absolutely love the constantly varying nature behind Crossfit; knowing that the workout changes everyday and there is no predictable pattern is very enjoyable and keeps exercise engaging. Coming from doing Crossfit individually, I also love the community aspect and being a part of an affiliate gym. The support around you on a daily basis and results you see and feel by far surpass anything achieved alone.
 
Favorite Workout: a nice, long chipper.
 
Favorite Movement: Dare I say Wall Balls?
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
   
 

 

 


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