October Athlete of the Month

Kelsey Schwerin

23, going on 24 on October 19th

Where did you grow up?
Green Bay

When did you become a member at RedDoor CrossFit?
October 3, 2017

What do you do when you are not at RedDoor CrossFit? (occupation, hobbies, etc.)
I work in the corporate marketing dept. of Boldt Construction full time and in the meat dept. of Woodmans Food Market every other weekend.
I enjoy hiking and site seeing all that nature has to offer, cooking, diy arts and craft projects and spending time with my friends.

How did you find out about CrossFit?
My boss, Chris Benesh got me to a Saturday WOD, I was hooked ever since!

When did you realize CrossFit is right for you?
My first Saturday WOD. The moves were difficult and I was exhausted but the high fives and cheers that came along with it made it all worth while.

What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Tire flips and squats

What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
Snatching or anything over head

What would your perfect WOD look like?
A combo of tire flips, dead lifts, squats, running, box jumps and sit ups – where the number of reps are small but the number of rounds is higher

What is one thing you have done at RedDoor CrossFit that you never thought you would do?
CrossFit all together! But especially a pull up and rope climbs

What motivates you during a CrossFit WOD?
Striving to get better than I was each and every day – that and getting yelled at by the coaches lol

What is something about yourself that we might not know?
I shaved my head when I was 16 to raise money for childhood cancer

What advice would you give to someone just getting started with CrossFit?
Focus on yourself and your goals rather than on those around you, everyone begins somewhere. You will get there.
There are so many moves to master that it can be a bit overwhelming. Pick one move and stick to it until you get it, then move on to the next.

Fill in the Blank (one word)
I like… helping others
I eat… broccoli slaw on the regular
I do… light an excessive amount of fall candles… all year long
I am… a strong independent woman who may or may not have a Disney Spotify playlist and I don’t even have kids