Kiva is a machine when it comes to WODs but don't let that hard core athleticism fool you, this woman is as kind as they come! She brightens up the gym with her infectious smile and contagious happy-go-getter attitude! Even if she's out of breath or floored from a tough workout, she still has plenty of laughs and high-fives to go around! On Feb. 29th, Miss Kiva will have been with us for 1 whole year so make sure you wish this dedicated lady a very happy Gym Anniversary!
Tell us about yourself.
About me...let's see. I'm from Washington State. I played soccer for Western Washington University in Bellingham. I was a Division II athlete. I studied environmental science and have worked as a Fisheries Biologist and River Surveyor for several years. Currently I work at an environmental non-profit called "Wildlands Restoration Volunteers" in Fort Collins. I moved to Boulder first but discovered that I liked FoCo way better so I moved this way shortly after. I enjoy backpacking, gardening, hiking, rafting, and being outside doing just about anything! I absolutely love my pup (Bear) and my chickens (Pepper, Ginger, and Sage)!
Why do you "CrossFit"?
Ever since I stopped playing soccer, I've been craving a high intensity sport or athletic activity to push myself. I wanted a to find a challenge, to bond with a community, and make/conquer fitness goals. I tried many things but nothing satisfied me. I came to CrossFit with the inention of only trying it out for a month but I absolutely fell in love and possibly became obsessed!
What makes "Choice City" so special?
Definitely the peeps! Coach Lauren and Coach Michael and Coach Bri!
They let me ask all of the questions and don't make me feel stupid for asking! I am normally shy but everyone immediately made me feel welcome. I started right when I moved to Fort Collins and instantly had a supportive community.
As I've stayed here longer, I've found things that heavily challenge me and the coaches never let me back down. They call me out and make me work harder! I wasn't sure if I'd like CrossFit but I found an eclectic group of people that come from different places and backgrounds that you can make a connection with no matter who you are and I like that a lot!
Skill - 3 Sets (Not for Time)
5 Handstand Push-Ups
10 One Leg Box Squats
15 Double Unders
WOD - AMRAP 7
40 KB Swings 55/35
30 Sumo Deadlift High Pull
20 Hand Release Push-Ups