November Featured Athlete: Paige Witter


Paige & her fiancé Garrett

Squats, Time with Fiancé Garrett, & PB Ice Cream are just a few of her favorite things.

“There are so many things that keep me coming back. To name a few-
1: The amazing staff and members of Memorial Hill, everyone is so friendly and inspiring.  2: …it has become something I look forward to doing everyday.  3: It’s sometimes the only place I see Garrett in a day…  4: It pushes me to be a better athlete everyday…”

We love the consistent hard work Paige brings into the gym, especially since she probably has the most crazy work schedule of anyone! You work hard on achieving new skills and always have a great attitude. 

Getting to know Paige…

What’s your athletic background?
My only athletic background before starting CF at Memorial Hill consisted of running track and playing softball in high school. 

What was your first experience with CF?
My first experience with CF was fundamentals with Bri. I remember thinking I was never going to get the hang of these crazy movements. Thank goodness for the amazing coaches and their endless amount of patience and encouragement.

When did you start CF? 
I started CF at Memorial Hill in January of this year. 

Why did you choose CrossFit Memorial Hill?
My fiancé, Garrett, had the biggest influence on me choosing to start the CF journey at Memorial Hill. He had been going for a couple of years and had nothing but awesome things to say about it. Although I wasn’t sure about the idea at first, I’d have to say it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

What keeps you coming back?
I started CF just to get into shape and stay “fit.” There are so many things that keep me coming back. To name a few- 

1: The amazing staff and members of Memorial Hill, everyone is so friendly and inspiring.  2: It gives me a break from reality, it has become something I look forward to doing everyday.  3: It’s sometimes the only place I see Garrett in a day and it gives him and I some friendly (except when I lose) competition.  4: It pushes me to be a better athlete everyday. You will rarely see me on my feet after a workout.

Why do you live in KC and how do you like to spend your free time?
I moved to KC to be closer to my fiancé and begin my nursing career. My very little free time is usually spent watching shows or movies with my fiancé and our puppy.
 

What do you like about KC?
I moved from a much smaller town than KC. I like having everything so easily accessible, there always being something fun going on, and the better job opportunities.
 

What are one or two improvements you have seen in your life since starting CF?
When I started CF I also started eating better. The mix of these two things has made me feel better all together and has improved my body composition. I have also gotten stronger and my movement techniques have improved significantly. When I started my squat form was absolutely horrible and I could squat at least 50 pounds less than I can now.
 

What are your goals for 2018?
My fitness goals for 2018 are to continue being consistent with going to the gym, eating right as often as possible, and getting some pull ups.
 

What would you say to someone thinking about starting CF?
DO IT! Like I said previously, it is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was so skeptical about it at first. How could you possibly get in shape doing such short workouts? Well it’s because the CF coaches at Memorial Hill make your time there count.
 

What’s your favorite & least favorite CF movement?
My favorite movement is definitely squatting. My least favorite movement is a solid tie between thrusters and burpees.
 

What’s your favorite cheat meal?
My favorite cheat meal is Olive Garden Alfredo and peanut butter party ice cream for desert.
 

Anything else you would like to share with The Hill family?
I would just like to say thank you. My life wouldn’t be the same without The Hill family in it. 

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