Happy Birthday Kyle Smith!
Tell us about yourself… I grew up in Richmond and moved all the way to Smithfield. I’ve been married to Matt for 16 years and have 2 boys, Ethan and Tate.
What is your day job? I oversee the education for students in custody of the state for ages K-12, and coordinate the Independent Study work at Cache High School.
How were you introduced to CrossFit? I first heard about it from my boss and told him he was crazy for trying it. Then Gina convinced me to come try it with her and have been hooked ever since.
What is your favorite WOD or Lift? I’m not sure I have a favorite (it seems like I leave every day feeling beat up LOL) but I really like weights, Turkish Get Ups and flipping the tires.
What is your favorite skill/movement that you have learned at CrossFit IoTA? Probably Power Cleans
How has CrossFit changed your life? Before CrossFit I exercised, but always looked for an excuse to not have to go. Now if something gets in the way of me being able to go it frustrates me. I physically feel better and emotionally feel better about myself.
What keeps you motivated and coming back for more? Always wanting to be able to do just a little bit more than I did yesterday. Oh, and trying to perfect those @#!$ double unders!
What’s something you know now that you wish someone would have said to you when you started CrossFit? It’s not necessarily that someone didn’t say it, but I wish I would have believed that what you eat is so important.
One word to describe me would be… stubborn – my husband says competitive
I have always wanted… to sky dive
Outside of the gym, I like to… read, wakeboard, play soccer, play racquetball, sit out in the warm weather with my neighbors and watch the kids play
Three things you would always find in my fridge… milk, string cheese and eggs
Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me… I like to be goofy (usually only at home) and I used to have my belly button pierced
Favorite physical activity outside of CFI… either wakeboarding or playing racquetball
Favorite place to eat in Cache Valley … Costa Vida
Song(s) that gets me pumped up for a workout… just about anything Paul plays
The last thing I ate was… chicken wrap and cauliflower
My proudest accomplishment is… my kids, just barely learning pull ups and kind of being able to do double-unders
My six month goal is… to Rx every workout and still be following the Zone Diet
My favorite workout attire is… shorts and T-shirt
My favorite workout partner(s)… anyone in the 5:15 am and Gina on Fridays
If you created a WOD and named it after yourself what would the workout be?
10 Turkish Get Ups (5 on each side) 26#
10 Power Cleans 85#
10 Tire Flips
20 floor wipers (10 on each side) 95#
20 walking lunges with 25# plate