Kipping it Real with Michele!

Each month, Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym. June’s Athlete of the Month is Michele Fazio. Michele is a regular at the 5:30 pm class. Her dedication to the sport of CrossFit is inspiring. She has been at OPCF for 6 years! Her hard work does not go unnoticed. It has been fantastic having her here, and we are excited to have Michele continue crushing it here at OPCF! Please read below to learn about Michele and what he has to say!  We could not be more proud to recognize her for our June Athlete of the Month!

How long have you been working out at Overland Park CrossFit? 6 years

What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout? Do you remember what it was? I don’t remember my *first* workout, but I do remember that I did Murph, unpartitioned 2 weeks after joining my first gym. 

What has been your favorite workout so far? There’s not any particular workout that comes to mind, but I love interval workouts with a mix of gymnastics, heavy lifts, and rowing. Anything but the bike.

What did you want to be when you grew up and where do you work now? I think I wanted to either be a professional basketball player or a singer. I am now a chemical engineer

What do you like to do outside of work? Coming to OPCF is the highlight of my typical day, but I also love slow days with Matt and Hattie – going to the park, going on a walk, traveling to new places with Matthew, and really just enjoying 

What advice would you give a newbie just starting at OPCF? Don’t compare yourself to where other people are at. Every single person once walked into a Crossfit gym for the first time. If you want to get the most out of it: have fun, be consistent, be coachable, be encouraging, and strive to be better today than you were yesterday!

What is on your bucket list? Visit the Holy Land

Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without? My Bible

If your pet could talk, what do you think they might say about you? “Doesn’t share her yummy food with me.”

What is your favorite random fact? I was once called a “banana” by a lady on the street in South Korea. She said I was “yellow on the outside and white on the inside”. 

What is your go-to karaoke song? [insert cliché white girl song]