Member of the Month - September 2021

Congratulations, Kerri!

Kerri's our September Member of the Month! This is why Kerri's coaches love having her at PUSH!

Kerri is a joy to have in class. Super friendly and Super Coachable and is always up for challenging herself.

Kerri is awesome! She has such a great attitude and is so motivated to improve. She works hard both in class and on her own time in the beast cave to build strength and learn new skills. She is truly an example of someone who does things the right way!

Kerri is super friendly and coachable. Never complains, comes in and works hard to meet her goals. Always great to have her in class!

Kerri has a huge heart and when she commits to something she works hard at it to achieve. While all the time having fun and truly enjoying the experiencing of new things. Embodies the spirit of PUSH to do more and suck less so living better.

I’ve always enjoyed having Kerri in class. She may not be as loud and crazy as I am, but she comes in quietly, does her work, does it well, and is so graceful in her movements. Even if she knows that she’s going to be the only person attending that class, that doesn’t stop her from coming in, and that tenacity says a lot about her mental drive. Well done!

Now, let's get to know our September Member of the Month!

When did you start CrossFit? I started in November of 2020.

What's your fitness background? Gymnastics, softball, and basketball took up most of my time growing up. In/After college, I just did yoga and weightlifting. Once I moved to Baltimore, I really started getting into paddleboarding because of all the beautiful spots on the water here.

What's your favorite CrossFit movement? Controversial… but a tie between wall walks or burpees.

What's your least favorite movement? Ooof! Overhead Squats.

What do you do for work? I do third-party labor market analysis for Microsoft. I’m basically a math nerd that got good at playing with computers.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family. I grew up being very outdoorsy, so I love camping, hiking, and traveling. My family owns a small farm outside of Westminster, MD. We have cows, chickens, turkeys, bees- enough for a small petting zoo. I moved to Baltimore 2 and a half years ago to experience city life.

Tell us something we don't know about you! My degree is in Genetics, so my first job out of college was for Leukemia and Lymphoma research. Part of my job was handling viruses and stem cells – that statement has been a real doozie for people since COVID.

How has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym? I sleep a lot better and naturally wake up around 6:00 at this point, no matter what day it is. I have so much more energy.

What do you enjoy most about PUSH? The community (Pups included)! Everyone has been really encouraging and supportive and that’s what makes it so enjoyable for me.

What tips would you offer someone who is just getting started with working out? Be patient and don’t be so hard on yourself. Don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t bite off more than you can chew when you set your goals.

What's your favorite song to work out to? Anything AC/DC or Metallica, though that song Legend by The Score has been getting me moving recently.

What's your favorite restaurant? The Lobster Shack at Two Lights in Maine. Locally, Nacho Mama’s.

Who's your hero (real or fictional)? Tom Brady. If you don’t like him, watch the Brady 6 and see if it changes your mind.

What does your frequently used emoji tab look like? A lot of lol emoji and obviously emoji

Words to live by or favorite quote? “Happiness is not a goal… it’s a by-product of a life well-lived”– Eleanor Roosevelt

What's your favorite travel spot? Couer d’Alene, Idaho and Lake Tahoe have my heart.

If you could win an Olympic gold medal for any sport, real or fake, what would it be? I don’t know about gold… but Gymnastics – Put me on the balance beam.

What's your hidden talent? I can do a backbend on command, anytime/anywhere.

What are your top five favorite movies?

  1. 13 going on 30
  2. The Revenant
  3. Forrest Gump
  4. The Dark Knight
  5. Talladega Nights
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