Congratulations Jennifer Kelly for becoming Durable's Member of the Month!!!

Jennifer joined us at the beginning of 2016 with a punch card membership.  Today she's attending 3x per week, occasionally more in our 830am classes.  The coaches have yet to see Jenn not smiling in class and we're a little concerned she may be incapable of stopping.  Her positive and relaxed attitude doesn't stop her from busting her butt in Intramural Open competitions or in class workouts. Finally, anyone that will take time out of their day after they've already trained to come back to the box to cheer on a team member during their workout is exactly the person we want to recognize!  Congrats Jenn!

Find out a little more about Jennifer Kelly...

What brought you to CrossFit?  In 2008 a friend introduced me to CrossFit. While I loved the workouts, Olympic lifts, competition and new friends, the timing was off for our family. My children were very young, the gym didn't have childcare and my husband deployed frequently so I was unable to establish a routine.  In order to stay in shape I resumed running behind a jogging stroller.  In 2012 after completely the Marine Corps Marathon I hit a wall, my motivation to run was gone. I bounced around between yoga, running and other group fitness programs for couple of years.  In early 2016 a friend suggested I try CF Durable to regain my motivation. It was a great move, I've thoroughly loved my time with the CF Durable family and all the friends I've made!    

 Find out more about Jennifer Kelly!

What’s your favorite WOD/Movement?  Deadlifts, box jumps and slam balls!

What is your motivation to push yourself in each workout?  To stay in decent shape as I get older, which I'm finding is harder and harder with each birthday :( 

What is a weird fact that people may not know about yourself? I'm 1/4 Japanese and distantly related to Wyatt Earp.

What is your spirit animal?  I asked my husband what he thought, he said Panda bear as a joke. Then I took an online quiz.  The result was Panda Bear.  I guess that's it!  

What do you do for fun outside of CFD?  I enjoy watching my kids sporting events, hiking, climbing, snowboarding/skiing and traveling with my family and date night with my husband.  

Any Goals for 2017?  Strict pull ups unassisted

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What brought you to Crossfit? 

I had heard about CrossFit for years and wanted to join but didn't think I was strong enough physically to do it.  My family moved to Haymarket last summer and I saw Durable.  I convinced my husband to join me just to try it out and the rest is history!  We don't regret it for a minute.  Love the workouts and the people!


What’s your favorite WOD/Movement?  

My two favorite movements are bench and shoulder press.  Squats .... not so much.  Looking forward to my first Murph!


What is your motivation to push yourself in each workout?  

The coaches and members keep me going.  Everyone is so positive and push you to be your best.  They truly want everyone to reach their full potential.  At 5am we have a core group and it has been awesome getting to know everyone.  The Open was great because we met people from other classes such great people!


What is a weird fact that people may not know about yourself?  

I LOVE brussel sprouts!  I could eat them every day at every meal.  Add some bacon and YUM all day long!


What do you do for fun outside of CFD?

I love spending time being active with my family.  I play coed soccer on the weekends and love races ... the more obstacles and mud the better!


Any Goals for 2017?

Double unders and unassisted pull ups.  MUST have them mastered before next year's Open.  Also, just to continue improving all around.


Congratulations to Paolo Catapang, CrossFit Durable's Member of the Month!

What brought you to Crossfit?  Back in college working out at the Field House at GMU, circuit training was always what my friends and I wanted to implement in our routines.  Crossfit has been the natural progression into the type of programming and sets of challenges that I enjoy on a daily basis. 

What's your favorite WOD/Movement? Assault Bike 

What is your motivation to push yourself in each workout?  My fellow crossfitters

What is a weird fact that people may not know about yourself?   I do not like the sound of a clock ticking lol 

What do you do for fun outside of CFD?   Play pick-up/recreational basketball, traveling, spending quality time with friends and family. 

What are your Goals for 2017?  Improving on ALL lifts, increasing aerobic capacity, get my 1st Muscle Up!, basically improving in everything lol