January Athlete of the Month: Stacy

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I grew up in a small town 3 hrs SE from STL. 30 minutes from the AR border. Graduated with my kindergarten class of 94 students. I met my husband Tony  in the marching band @ SMSU. (I actually bought him at a date auction for $85 – I always say it was The best $85 I’ve ever spent! Haha) We have 3 beautiful daughters. Lauren (23) Gabby (22) & Kinley (12) – and yes she was a lovely surprise! 😉 

  • What made you start CrossFit and what has kept you going 

I was looking for something new. I grew up very active in sports. And after putting on WAY to much weight after my first 2 girls. I was able to loose it all with Pilates & adult gymnastics. Someone in my Pilates class told me about the STL Rowing team. And I thought that sounded awesome. So that was my next adventure. I LOVED rowing!  I was on the team for about 4 years and was able to compete in several regattas. One of which was a 5k in Chattanooga, TN – I had to row it twice. In a womens 4 & in a mixed 8.  I thought I was going to die trying to keep up with the men in the  boat! But sadly the crew was to ‘cliquy’.  And the people that thought they were the best made it stressful for everyone else. So I quit.  4 or 5 years later I met Sara Palmier, her daughter Marleigh and Kinley are in the same grade & Girl Scout troop. I knew she did CrossFit (tshirt advertising! Lol). I had no idea what crossfit was. So one day I asked her about it and she  invited me to a class with her. And I loved it! I’ve never been one to workout on my own. I need instruction or someone yelling at me! Haha So crossfit was a perfect fit 

  • Has your motivation changed since you first started?

Definitely!! 

  • What have you learned since joining the CrossFit ST. Charles family?

I learned that crossfit isn’t flipping tires or shaking ropes! lol & There’s something there for everybody. No matter your shape, size, skill  or strength  

  • What is your favorite movement

Deadlifts

  • What is your next CrossFit goal and how close are you to reaching it?

I got a pull-up bar for my birthday. So hopefully I’ll get my pull-ups before my next bday! 

  • Whats something we might not know about you?

I’m a Disney freak! I’ve been to every Disney park in the world. TOKYO Disney twice! And I LOVE Captain Jack Sparrow! My husband and I attended the world premier of POTC 2 AND 3. We walked the red carpet down Main Street USA in Disneyland with the cast and all kinds of other famous people! Crazy crazy fun!! 

  • What advice might you give to someone who is concerning joining CFSTC or is new to the gym?

CFSTC is such an exciting, very welcoming place with awesome, great people! 

  • What is the Stacy Motto?

Never grow up!   

  • If you could write your own WOD, what would it look like?

I’m not sure what it would look like. But What I can tell you is that there would be NO running or bike! 

  • What are two of your favorite songs?

Hella Good  by No Doubt
Goodbye Earl  by the Dixie  Chicks 

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