Each month, Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym. February’s Athlete of the Month is Katie Smith. Katie has been at OPCF for five months and is part of the 5:30 pm gang. Katie comes in with a smile, and is ready to work hard. She has the world’s fastest double-unders and amazing stamina. Without a doubt, Katie is a motivation to all. It has been fantastic having her here, and we are excited to have her continue crushing it here at OPCF! Please read below to learn about Katie and what she has to say! We could not be more proud to recognize her for our February Athlete of the Month!
How long have you been working out at Overland Park CrossFit?
Almost 5 months.
What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout? Do you remember what it was?
I don’t remember what the workout was, but I knew I had to come back and keep doing it.
What has been your favorite workout so far?
Any workout where I get to stand in front of a barbell and not do any gymnastics.
What did you want to be when you grew up and where do you work now?
I wanted to be a firefighter. I now work in project management in the construction industry.
What do you like to do outside of work?
So many things: Pickleball, cycling, and going to Kansas City Current games, to name a few.
What advice would you give a newbie just starting at OPCF?
Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone at some point started from day one.
What is on your bucket list?
Hiking/Skiing the Alps in Europe.
Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
Is coffee a necessity? If not, coffee.
If your pet could talk, what do you think they might say about you?
That I don’t share enough of my food with him.
What is your favorite random fact?
Hippos can’t swim.
What is your go-to karaoke song?
…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears