Athlete of the Month: Kylie
Kylie Davis is a young, dedicated, and focused individual. She makes progress quickly, and even in the short time she's been at NoCoast, she has really developed as an athlete. At not even 20 years old, she's a part of a growing movement of young ladies who buck mainstream media's message of how a woman should be using her body. As a hockey player, lacross player, cross country athlete, and now CrossFitter, this girl is functional! We love it and the example she sets for her generation.
Age/Weight: 19/ 135 lb. How long have you been CrossFitting? I was introduced to Crossfit 5 years ago; however, I didn’t really get into it until last summer. Since then I have been addicted.
Athletic/Sports history/highlights: I am an athlete and have played almost every sport out there. When I was in High School I ran cross country in the fall, I played hockey in the winter, and lacrosse in the spring. I was a tri-varsity athlete, and now in college I play ice hockey. I took a year off form lacrosse this season, but I am planning on trying out this coming year. My most valued highlights from my sports career was winning 5 state championships for hockey.
How did you get into CrossFit? I initially got into CrossFit because my dad said I had to try it. When I started it and realized how much it was improving my sports career I was hooked.
What is your favorite WOD/CrossFit movement? My favorite movement is a tie between squat cleans and back squats.
What is your least favorite WOD/CrossFit movement? Hands down, wallballs.
What is your most memorable CrossFit moment? My most memorable Crossfit work out would probably be getting my PR on double unders. I am absolutely terrible at them, and it has taken me a very long time to get the technique or them.
How does nutrition play a role in your fitness and recovery? I am kind of a health nut. I love eating healthy and fueling my body would natural and unprocessed foods. I believe my health choices allow me to recover faster and perform to my absolute best. However, with that said I have the world’s largest sweet tooth, so I always listen to my body and treat myself.
How has CrossFit improved your overall wellness? CrossFit has not only made me a better athlete, but a person as well. I am the strongest and happiest I have ever been. It pushes me mentally and physically which only makes me stronger in aspects I could have never imagined.
Advice to new people: My Biggest advice for new people would be, don’t get frustrated with yourself. A lot of the movements in CrossFit are very technical and take a lot of practice. You can be the best athlete out there, but it takes time to get the movements down right. Just come in with and optimistic and determined mind, and before you know it you will be snatching like it is no one’s business.