Athlete of the Month (September) – Kristen Paltz

Please join us in recognizing our September Athlete of the Month, Kristen Paltz!  She recently joined CFBF and has already proven herself to be a great addition to the community.  In the short amount of time with us, she’s already made great strides in her overall performance and brings enthusiastic energy anytime she’s in the gym.  Read more about Kristen below. Congrats and keep up the great work!

CFBF Athlete of the Month (September) – Kristen Paltz

What’s Your Athletic/Fitness Background?   

I played various sports when I was younger. The one sport that stuck, was soccer. I played through high school and joined summer leagues through college. I’ve joined different studios in the Portsmouth area for Barre, TRX, and spin. Now, I’ve joined CrossFit and when I’m not at CrossFit I’ll do yoga, pilates or go for a run.

Why Did You Join CFBF?

I get bored when I do the same type of workout all the time, and I wanted to mix it up.

Most Memorable WOD?

Well, I can’t say that I remember any, but I do like the ones where I can walk on my hands or use the rower.

Favorite CrossFit Movement? 

Split jerk

Biggest Challenge? 

Kipping movements.

Biggest Improvement?    

I would say my confidence with lifts.

Who is Your Superhero?

My mom. Her superpower? Making the best grilled cheeses when I visit.

Fun Fact about Yourself?

I like to travel to one place a year that I’ve never been. This year I was lucky enough to go to two! (England and Yellowstone National Park).

What Most Special About CFBF?

The coaches (awwwwww). I appreciate their patience, especially when I need to see a visual of a movement, a few extra times. 🙂

Any Advice for New Members?

Don’t give up! Classes can be intimidating at first, but stick with it and get into a schedule.