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Athlete of the Month for September 2019

By September 4, 2019No Comments

The Athlete of the Month for September 2019 has been with us for about a year.  She, and her husband, joined after attending one of our Community Days.  She has shown a ton of progress over the last year attending almost daily at 6:15am.  She always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude.  We haven’t got her to try the Open yet, but she can be seen at most of our social events.  A little known fact about her is that she is one of the preeminent cave mappers of Western Pennsylvania.  The Athlete of the Month for September 2019 is:

KATIE SCHMID

1. Where are you from originally?

Columbus, Ohio

2. If not from Pittsburgh, what brought you to Pittsburgh?

I came to Pittsburgh for graduate school. I got my Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

3. Where do you work?

I work for the Pennsylvania Geological Survey.

4. What is your favorite hobby?

Caving

5. How did you discover CrossFit?

Tim and Charissa finally convinced Aron and I to come.

6. When did you start CrossFit?

Last October after we did the community day on September 29.

7. Why did you start CrossFit?

To get healthier

8. What is your favorite thing to do in CrossFit?

Clean and Jerks

9. What is your least favorite thing to do in CrossFit?

Jump Rope

10. What is the number 1 thing you want to get better at?

Push-ups

11. What is your favorite part about coming to CrossFit at Industrial Athletics?

That my hips hurt so much less since I started coming to CrossFit.

12. What is your favorite CrossFit WOD?

Tabata Lying Hollow
E2MOM 8 min
3X
1 deadlift (60%)
1 power clean
then every 90 sec X 5 (or less if we don’t have the time)
2 squat cleans (80%)