Member Spotlight: Stephanie Koch
Fitness takes hard work and dedication. There's no "secret" or "easy way." It's about you committing to yourself and your goals; and there's no one that understands that more than Steph. Having been dealt a very ugly hand of cards, Steph came to us looking for some help and guidance. She was looking for a place to get back into things after suffering an injury which left her hardly able to get up and down on a daily basis. Almost 2 years later at Kazam, Steph continues to give 110% every day, Pr'ing lifts like crazy! And the best of it all, she's able to preform daily tasks better than ever! It is a privilege and honor to be able to coach Steph through her fitness journey!
Where are you from?:
What is your athletic background?:
"None what so ever!"
What was your first experience with CrossFit?:
"Was encouraged to try CrossFit while rehabbing from a cycling accident by Heather McHugh."
When did you start CrossFit?:
"Summer of 2014."
Why did you chose CrossFit Kazam?:
"I had been to two other gyms and was discouraged by the 'stereotypes.' As soon as I walked into Kazam, I could feel it was different."
What keeps you coming back?:
"Hands down Coach Kyle and the people. Kyle knows exactly how to modify and still challenge me as an athlete."
How do you like to spend your free time (other than CrossFit)?:
"I enjoy spending time oudoors, taking the dog on hikes and checking out local distilleries."
What are one or two improvements in your life since starting CrossFit?:
"I can walk! I have been knee injection free in the two years at Kazam."
What have been some notable achievements at CrossFit Kazam?:
"Again, I can walk, and go up and down steps!" I began at Kazam not being able to air squat to a ball and am now consistently chasing PR's (little one's but still!)."
What would you tell someone thinking about starting CrossFit?:
"Find the right CrossFit Gym for you and only compete with yourself! Have fun!"
What’s your favorite and least favorite CrossFit movement?:
"Favorite - stretching/mobility work ...HA!
Least - uhhh wallballs/thrusters - Hello cocktails!"
What’s your favorite cheat meal?:
"Anything out with friends."
Anything else you would like to share with your Kazam family…. Kazamily!?:
"Thank you for being the encouraging, understanding, and caring group you are - I certainly would have given up a long time ago if it not for Coach and the Kazamily!"