Congratulations to our Prototype of the Month, Kelly Benhart!
Kelly1.) Share your CrossFit Prototype experience and fitness journey
I moved over to CFP in late September with Small Town. I was a competitive cheerleader throughout high school and college, and when I moved to MA for grad school, I needed something to replace the void that cheerleading left. I tried going to a regular gym on my own, but I didn’t enjoy it and I felt a lack of motivation. After a few months, I decided to try CrossFit and quickly noticed the sense of camaraderie amongst fellow CrossFitters. I think the supportive, social aspect is what drew me in and keeps me coming back. January marks my 4 year CrossFit anniversary, and I continue to be amazed at how it can simultaneously kick my ass and be so much fun at the same time.
2.) What is your favorite part about being at CFP?
I love that there is such a wide range of awesome people at CFP, both members and coaches. A lot of people are intimidated by CrossFit, or have a misconception that it is incredibly fit people constantly pushing themselves to an extreme. At CFP, there are people with all levels of fitness, all ages and athletic backgrounds, and the coaches work so hard to make sure the movements/workouts are appropriate yet challenging for you. I also love that CFP offers other things depending on your interests, the weightlifting class is my personal fave 🙂
3.) What are your hobbies and activities?
If I’m not working or working out, you can probably find me eating, cooking, reading, watching movies, or shopping!
4.) How has (if it has) CFP helped you outside the gym (in sports etc)?
My job has the potential to be very physically demanding, sometimes having to intervene in dangerous, emergency situations. CrossFit has helped me tremendously in maintaining strength and endurance.
5.) What are you continuing fitness goals to this point?
My main goal is to stay consistent, but I would also like to keep getting stronger 🙂
6.) Favorite Quote
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou