170222- Faces of Choice City - Donette

Donette is a family oriented fun spirit! She is a happy smile and a pinch on the tush! She's such a hoot to have around and she inspires people to try their hardest! Her charisma and smile give a boost of morale to any work out and she completes her encouragement with the highest of fives for all! Her love for her family and her gym community shines and makes us all strive to keep our loved ones close...especially when we workout! ;)

Tell us about yourself.
 I was born and raised in Fort Collins. I went to Fort Collins High School. Been married 35 years and Amber, who is also an athlete at Choice City, is my only child. I've been cutting hair since 1979 and currently work out of Hair Associates! When I'm not doing that or CrossFitting, I love to watch my grandson, Baby Jace!

Why do you "CrossFit?" 
Amber originally got me into it. It was a time when we could workout together and be together. I'm definitely stronger but mostly overall more fit especially in my legs. This September it will have been 3 years since I started! I've always done cardio because I was always too worried that lifting weights would make me "bulky" but that no longer concerns me! I know at my age it's important to keep your muscles and bones strong! CrossFit has it's ups and downs both physically and mentally, but I've learned to listen to my body and mind and keep on pushing! 

What makes "Choice City" so special? 
It's a smaller group and family oriented. Much more personalized attention! It's great having Michael as a coach, self-admitted grump that he might be sometimes, he's also hugely compassionate and caring. It's nice to have coaches that are so knowledgeable about what they do! 

WOD - 
4 rounds of :30 work and :30 rest
Wallballs 20/14
Power Cleans 115/75
Hand-Release Push-Ups
Ring Rows