Our Member Spotlight for October is Judy!! Judy is one of our fearless Masters athletes. We are so impressed with Judy and how far she’s come with us. She’s been CrossFitting for almost THREE years and is always striving to improve her fitness. It’s a family affair for Judy, as her son, Kevin, his wife Mikki, and their two beautiful children can always be found at the box. Judy is always up for a challenge and willing to try new things. She has worked tirelessly on her form with the lifts and proves you are never too old/young to build strength. We love the fact that Judy competed in our first-ever in-house competition a few weeks ago. She was out there doing burpees, wall ball and deadlifts with her team, competing head-to-head against some of our youngsters. Keep rocking it, Judy! You are such a great member of our 203 team!
Name: Judy Durkin
Where are you originally from? Danbury, CT
What high school and/or college did you attend? Danbury High School – Wood Secretarial School, NY
What do you do for work? I retired 5 years ago from Danbury Public Schools where I was an Administrative Assistant for almost 25 years.
When and why did you start CrossFit: I started in Jan. 2012, after a doctor diagnosed me with osteoporosis. He wanted to put me on meds, and told me never to lift more than 20 lbs. Kevin and Mikki were already members at 203 and suggested I give it a try. Fast forward to the present and I’m constantly lifting more than 20 pounds (she’s lifting 83 pounds in the photo above), and my bone density has improved to the point where I am no longer considered to have Osteoporosis.
Favorite and Least Favorite Lift?: My favorite lift is dead lift, and least is overhead squat!
What was your first workout, and what did you think after finishing? I don’t remember the whole workout, but it had wall ball in it. After I finished I wondered why I let Kevin and Mikki talk me in to such craziness!
Greatest CrossFit Achievement so far: I survived the “203 ThrowDown” and actually did better than I thought I would!
CrossFit Goal for 2014 and beyond: Continue to gain strength and endurance. My pace is slow but my determination is strong!
One interesting thing about yourself not related to CrossFit: Well, I have been married to my wonderful, (Crossfit supporter) husband for over 47 years. We raised 4 great kids and they have blessed us with 9 beautiful grandchildren. Just recently we snuck in a great grandchild!. For me, my life is my family. There is no greater love.
Complete the sentence, “CrossFit should….”be an inspiration to continue that uphill climb. When I first started CrossFit, I had never done any kind of physical activity. I have realized that it doesn’t matter what your age is or what your ability or strengths are. As long as you continue that climb, you will see gains. It is truly never too late.
If I’m not at the box, you can probably find me….: Working in my gardens or toting one of grandchildren to various activities.
Other comments?: I would like to applaud our 203 coaches. Without their support and confidence in me, I don’t think I would achieve to where I am today. They are by far the best.