12.30.2011

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT PROFILE: JOY HOTCHKISS




























How long have you been CrossFitting?
Since September, 2010

Favorite Exercise or (WOD) Workout of Day?
I love any agility tests and things that work on full body balance, like handstands, leapfrogs, and jumping over things!

Least fav exercise or (WOD) Workout of Day?
Anything with one arm, like a kettlebell or weight lift. Or a single leg lunge. I guess that shows where my weaknesses are - I have a right side dominance and my left side just gets pulled along.
Whats the biggest improvement in your CrossFit game that have seen?
I think my mental strength. I am working on the mindset of getting faster at WODS; of squeezing out more when you know you are nearing or past the edge of your endurance. It is absolutely a mental game once you get past the skill building, and I am going to try and be better and stop coming up 5 seconds short of the next round!

What's the biggest lifestyle/behavioral/health improvement have you seen from CrossFit?
I think we all gain a sense a confidence in knowing that we are not afraid to attempt 50 burpees, or 150 wallballs, or a Murph when most of the general populace would rather go to the mall. That confidence is a gift when I am working to take control of other challenges in life. I think Elyse is giving my two crossfitter kids, Ross and Grace, that same confidence too. Thanks Elyse!!
Coolest place you've ever CrossFitted?
I've only been to CrossFit Charleston on Deana Drive, but the coolest place I brought my Crossfit skills to was the Primal Games on DI.

Future CrossFit goals?


To get a nutritional commitment going that will open the door to better performance. And to walk on my hands more than 4 steps.

Future life goals not related to CrossFit?


Hmmm… to be nice to irritating people? and cut up the American Express card.


What's your favorite part being a part of CrossFit Charleston?


Being welcomed in the morning because your Crossfit pals are happy that you are there to workout with them! and just being around people who think that this stuff is fun!

What one thing would you say you love about CrossFit, to tell someone who doesn't do it yet?
If there was one thing that would make you feel better about yourself everyday you'd do it, wouldn't you?

If you had an CrossFit nickname what would you want it to be? And why?


Really, isn't a name like Joy enough? Some days it is downright WRONG -- just ask my husband!




Joy, thank you so much for your continued effort and enthusiasm in the BOX! You consistantly are a top performer, but more importantly, always come in with the best attitude and are quick to lend an encouraging word to your fellow CrossFitters! Words cannot describe how grateful I am for athletes like YOU! Looking forward to watching you hit all your CrossFit goals in 2012!! 3,2,1....GO




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3 comments:

OhlsonRD said...

I LOVE YOU JOY! You are a phenomenal woman, Crossfitter, and friend! You greet everyone with a smile and are a great source of encouragement! I am so glad to know you and am blessed to (sometimes) get to work out/run with you. Your hard work and commitment is inspiring and infectious.
PS: you were killer at Primal Games too :)
- MO

Sellers said...

Nice work, Joy!!

Mark B said...

Way to go!

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