July Member of the Month Katie Woodard
Best Team Player Around
We're so happy to have Katie as part of our FMCF family. She has been with us for about 3 & 1/2 years and is the consummate team player and all around great person. She has been married for 19 years and has 3 incredible children; Emma 17, who enjoyed YA (Young Adult class) through middle school, Madison 15, who was fortunate enough to train with FMCF with her soccer team, and Brady 10, who always asks "Are you going to make me work out?" when he heads to the gym. She has worked her as a mother, a teacher and a damn good CrossFit athlete (she says she has the arms and shoulders she is proud to "show off." We’re so inspired by Katie and her team spirit and energy and are honored for her to be our July Member of the Month!
1. What do you do for a living?
I am a high school math teacher at Lakeshore and my students are almost always caught off guard when I talk to them about my 1 rep max back squat and front squat.
2. Why did you choose FMCF?
I have been a member at FMCF for about 3.5 years. I joined after doing the very first bootcamp with Kelly, Nicole, Kip, Jordan and Sophie. I did bootcamp because I wanted to help Kip and Kelly with their business, I had no idea that I would be getting so much from it.
3. What is your favorite CrossFit workout/movement?
My favorite CF workouts have burpees, box jumps or kettlebell swings in them.
4. Who inspires you?
There are a lot of people at Fort Miami that inspire me. No matter what is going on in their personal life, they are showing up and making it a supportive, positive environment here. But right now Jill McNabnay is inspiring me. She is not letting a hip replacement hold her fitness back. And she was the one to talk me into doing my first competition last summer.
5. Favorite cheat meal?
A loaded burger and fries or homemade mac and cheese are my go to cheat meals.
6. What do you do for fun, other than CrossFit?
Outside of the gym I like to read cheesy detective novels, watch TV and play with my dog. I also enjoy watching my girls play soccer and run cross country.
7. Anything else I should know?
I feel pretty fortunate to have my teacher work schedule because I get to know so many of the members working out in the evening classes during school and the morning classes during the summer.