Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym. January’s Athlete of the Month is Haley Molden! Haley was chosen because of the hard work and constant encouragement she brings to OPCF. She is a phenomenal athlete, and has made huge strides since joining OPCF. She is also a person that brings a smile to everyone’s face. When she walks through the doors at OPCF, the room is instantly filled with her bright smile and positive attitude. Haley is kind, funny, hard working, and just a great person! We are so grateful to have Haley as a part of our community!
How long have you been working out at Overland Park CrossFit?
I’ve been at OPCF for 6 months!
What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout? Do you remember what it was?
I can’t remember much except being really sore for the first few weeks! I think it had heavy back squats in the work out which has always been a favorite of mine.
What has been your favorite workout so far?
I love a good E3MOM or anything with a bike and barbell!
What did you want to be when you grew up and where do you work now?
When I was growing up I wanted to be a strength and conditioning coach or a swim coach at the collegiate level. Now, I am a school counselor at a middle school in Kansas City, Kansas.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Workout at OPCF!
What advice would you give a newbie just starting at OPCF?
Lower your expectations of yourself, don’t expect perfection right away and approach CrossFit with the mindset of learning and having fun.
What is on your bucket list?
I’d like to run a free after school program for kids in low-income neighborhoods to come to the gym, work out, and get healthy food. In hopes to help heal trauma and keep them out of trouble.
Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
If your pet could talk, what do you think they might say about you?
I like dad better.
What is your favorite random fact?
I share a birthday with Tupac
What is your go-to karaoke song?
Firework by Katy Perry or Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson