Kristina Kell

November Member of the Month: Kristina Kell

Member of the Month Badge | CrossFit Thoroughbreds | Fort Myers

Kristina Kell

Hometown:  New Port Richey, Florida

Age: 31

Hobbies or Interest outside of CrossFit: Being the Mermaid Queen of Matlacha 2016. Outside of mermaid life, kayaking/boating, mini staycations, and watching my Gators beat the Seminoles in college football.

How long have you been at CFTB:  Too long to count! At least 6-7 years.

Favorite WOD or movements: Wall ball squats and Tabata WODs!

Tell us about your fitness journey: I grew up playing a lot of competitive sports: soccer, volleyball, track. After college, I’d do a lot of gym workouts and some group fitness classes like cycle. While they were sufficient to maintain a certain level of fitness, I started becoming bored doing the same routine and felt I wasn’t truly getting any stronger. I joined Crossfit shortly after starting my new job at Chico’s FAS (right down the street from each other – score!) and quickly became hooked on the attention to mobility practices, and both mentally and physically challenging workouts that finally made me feel like I was gaining strength, mobility and leanness.

How has your fitness journey changed since joining CFTB? I can’t walk into a gym the same. ever. again.

Favorite memory at CFTB: Finally being able to join the CFTB Jeep club when I drove up in my new Jeep 😉.  WOD-wise, finally being able to do rope climbs and toes to bar. It took me forever to get these, so I scaled for quite some time when one day, I thought randomly that I’d just go ahead and try again – magically, they just happened!

Any advice for new members or people thinking about trying CrossFit: Listen to your body and be patient with your progress. Also, start tracking your times and WOD results from the beginning – it’s super helpful to look back and see what awesome progress you made.