Member Interview: Diane P.
How long have you been crossfitting?
Since September 2015, so about 4 years.
How did you get referred to MO2DT?
I actually started at CrossFit Primal in 2013, then I had to stop for a while. When I decided to get back at it, I noticed there was a phone number on the side of the building for MO2DT when the location was downtown. I called the number I saw and got ahold of Jess. I started doing 4-5 days a week at the 5:00 AM class. I’ve been here since.
What is your favorite movement or lift that we do in CrossFit?
Power cleans-I’ve always liked them.
What CF accomplishment are you most proud of?
Getting my first pullup, which happened during a competition in March of 2016. I also won a weightlifting competition recently. I took first place when I participated in a competition last spring.
What's your 9-5 (job)?
I’m a Registered Nurse and now teach at Grandview College in the Nursing Department.
Other than CrossFit, what else do you like to do in your free time?
Stuff with the family. We enjoy being outside and doing things like going to parks and lakes. I like to paddle board, and swim!
I’m also working on getting my Master’s Degree in Nursing Education.
What keeps you coming back each day?
The people, mostly. I like seeing others succeed and progressing toward their goals and of course challenging myself.
Who constantly encourages/motivates you during WODs?
Julie, Alyson Fleming, Jess and Kristen. Also just the atmosphere of being here is motivating.
What is one of your favorite things about MO2DT?
The coaches. They really care. Jess always says she wants you to do CrossFit when you are 90. All the coaches are just so encouraging and motivating.
What healthy habits have you developed that seem to help you during WODS?
Drinking lots of water. Recently, the 800 gram challenge has helped, too.
What’s your favorite meal?
Pizza-I like to make deep dish! That’s one of my favorite things to eat.
What or who has challenged you to be better or played a key role in helping you develop a new skill?
I’m really working on handstand pushups right now. Jess and Kristen have been pivotal in helping me progress in that movement. They always provide proper scaling and keep me motivated to push myself. I’m working on strict right now and then each time I work at it, I try to scale back less by reducing the amount of mats I use for assistance, so that is helping.