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Member Spotlight: Bianca W.

Name: Bianca Walker

Age: 28

Occupation: Health Market Manager at Hy-Vee

  1. How long have you been a member of CrossFit Northland? What brought you into our gym?
    • I have been a member for a little under a year! 
    • Once I had moved to KC from NC,  I was in search of a community who enjoyed weightlifting and surrounding themselves with those who had the same goals of a healthier lifestyle. I loved seeing the success stories and how incredible this community might be! So of course, I had to sign up and see what it was all about!
  2. Tell us a little about your fitness background?
    • I come from a background of fitness starting way back in the YMCA. I’ve always loved the competitive nature of sports and the ability to work towards a goal together with a team. I played multiple sports growing up like basketball, volleyball, softball, and even a brief moment of gymnastics. Throughout my life I had a goal of going to college for sports, and I had the fortunate opportunity to do so, playing volleyball at Harding University.
    • Up to that point, after my years in collegiate play, I still had the hunger and drive to continue that competitiveness and working with a team. Which is where I found the love for working out and being challenged daily!
  3. What are some of your favorite CrossFit movements?
    • Deadlifts, power cleans, and just recently, butterfly pull ups!
  4. What is on your CrossFit bucket list?
    • To be able to do handstands and handstand walks!
  5. What is on your general bucket list?
    • See the Northern Lights
  6. What is something most people do not know about you? ((Tough Question!!)) 
    • I love hot Cheetos 🥹
    • I love teddy bears 🧸 
    • I love hosting people and cooking/baking!!!
  7. How would you describe CrossFit Northland to someone?
    • What a CrossFit gym should be. Welcoming, Caring, attentive, a community of incredible people who have goals to living a healthy life.
  8. What does “living life on your own terms” mean to you, and in what ways are you living life on your terms?
    • Tough question! Living life on my own terms is understanding that not everyone is perfect. You may stumble, but keep moving forward. 
  9. What do you enjoy most about CFN?
  10. What motivates you and keeps you coming back week after week?
    • Being challenged daily and the encouragement that surrounds me to just keep going, even when I feel like the progression is insignificant, it works out in the long run.
    • #consistency
  11.  What PRs or accomplishments are you most proud of? 
    • Sprinkling in a few bar muscle ups!
    • Handstand push ups and the progressions I had to do to get there!  
  12.  If you could have one super power, what would it be?
    • The ability to transport anywhere I’ve seen before. (Like in the movie Jumper).
  13.  What advice do you have for people just getting started with CrossFit?
    • Trust the process. You will be given the opportunity to go over goals that YOU are wanting to achieve and you have multiple people there to support you and guide you towards success. ❤️ 
    • Be patient, every opportunity you get, know that you will become stronger❤️
  14.  What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone that is considering starting CrossFit?
    • We all started somewhere and know that you have a whole community behind you to support you and each class you attend, you go over the basics of each movement that will be used during your workouts❤️ 
    • You got this! 

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