Gini Toyne : Featured Athlete of November

Coachable | Hardworking | Positive

“From the first day I met Gini she has had a can do attitude. She is always willing to try new things and not just meet, but exceed expectations. She has had some obstacles along the way, but has kept focus on the things she can do. She has made incredible progress over this past year as we have worked together. For one example, we began using a 13lb kettlebell for deadlifts. Just a few months ago as we progressed to using a barbell. She said she wanted to reach a goal of a 65lb deadlift. What do you know, she did just that and more. A few weeks ago Gini hit a lift time PR of 70lbs for 5 reps!!! She never ceases to amaze me. When Gini sets her mind to something, she goes after it 100%!!!!! Self Proclaimed- “CrossFit Manica” Proud of you Gini!” -Coach Mindy

What is your favorite color?

What would your super power be?
Transformation of physical and emotional pain into strength.

What is your spirit animal?

Run? Bike? Ski? Row? Why?
Run-to enjoy the beauty of the earth one step at a time.

What is your favorite CrossFit movement, and/or workout?
Workout – ski/sled push/deadlift

Favorite Cheat Meal in KC?
Stone Canyon Pizza. 

When did you start working out at The Hill?

What were some of the emotional or physical challenges you were having before you started at CrossFit Memorial Hill?
Age barriers; multiple physical injuries; fear of failure.

What did the frustration feel like as you tried to solve those challenges before you started at The Hill?
Like it’s now or never.

How have you seen those challenges improve since joining The Hill? What does life looks like now?
Energy beyond expectations, power over challenges. Pride in my accomplishments!

How is The Hill different than other gyms you’ve been to?
Everyone is happy and engaged with each other and the coaching team.

What keeps you coming back? And where do you find your motivation when the workout looks difficult?
Fear of losing what I have gained. My motivation can all be in the eyes and encouragement of coach Mindy.

How do you make working out fit into your busy schedule?
As a medical professional on call for trauma several days per month, I follow through with what I have learned from Coach Mindy at home.

What would you say to someone thinking about starting CrossFit?
Fear? It is a liar! Go for it, you will be amazed.

What are some of your goals in or out of the gym? Personal Records or achievements that you’re proud of?
Transform my gym energy into continuing to manage my life/business and be an example for others. My greatest achievement so far is my 75 lb dead lift!

Anything else you would like to share with our #fitfam?
My greatest power comes from those around me who aren’t afraid to encourage and praise accomplishments of total strangers.

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