Everyone knows 6am Danielle & Squish, but do you know what keeps her coming back each day?...find out!
1. How long have you been crossfitting?
5 years as of January.
2. What is your favorite movement that we do in CrossFit?
3. What was your biggest fear coming into CrossFit MO2DT?
That I wouldn't be able to keep up-and that I wouldn’t be able to do anything.
4. What CF accomplishment are you most proud of?
Currently, deadlifting more than 300 pounds, between that and my 125 pound snatch. I was proud of doing the Open for the 1st time, too. My first Open was 2018.
5. What's your 9-5 (job)?
I’m a doctor of physical therapy for Central Rehab. We are a company that provides therapy services for mostly children. So most of my clients are children. I travel around the metro area and see patients in their home, at daycare, or at our facility. I usually work 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, so the 6:00 AM CrossFit class works for me.
6. Other than CrossFit, what else do you like to do in your free time?
Catch up on the T.V., hang out with my kids, and see Eddie (my husband) on occasion. I’m watching way more shows than I want to admit to right now, such as Walking Dead, Dr. Who, and Grey’s Anatomy. When my family and kids spent time together, we like to go out to eat, go to movies, and work out. We do HuHot quite a bit. We also like Shangyuen. We are constantly running around to various activities.
7. What keeps you coming back each day?
I come in the mornings because it means I will actually do it. If I push it off, I would talk myself out of it by the end of the day. Also just knowing other people are there, keeps me going. Plus, I’ve made so many friends. As everyone says, the community aspect keeps me coming back. I’m also so much less friendly of a person if I don’t come. For mine and my families’ sanity, I have to come at least 3 times a week.
Even when I was pregnant, I wanted to stay in shape and maintain core strength because I knew I would go nuts if I didn’t. I also knew my delivery would be stronger if I kept working out. Crazy hormones do help your body do some amazing things, too. I got some PR’s during my pregnancy, even. Coaches were fantastic about altering workouts for me during my pregnancy. I actually never stopped doing pull-ups.
Being at Max Oxygen is great-they let me bring my baby and my dog, too! Workouts are always changing, so I’m never bored.
8. If you could cherrypick a WOD what would you choose?
Any workout with snatches and I’ll show up. I tend to do well with overhead stuff.
9. One thing your WOD friends don't know about you?
All 6 kids in my direct family (my brothers and sisters) are adopted. I also have a half-brother out there somewhere that I’ve never met.
I did play college volleyball and softball, too. I’d We had a summer Max Oxygen sand volleyball team this year!
10. Who pushes you the most?
Coaches Jess or Kristen. Viki and I support each other, too. And when Leah is healthy, her too!
11. Favorite Meal?
Steak and baked potato-oh, and brussel sprouts!