Member Monday: Karen Martino

15
Oct

Member Monday: Karen Martino

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This week we check in with a 5am regular, Karen Martino! — A little about yourself:  I am a professional who works full time which means you will often find me at the 5 am class.  I am a wife to Paul who is a professor of physiology.  I am mom of two wonderful daughters that are currently a senior and a freshman in high school. — How did you get into CrossFit?  I was a runner prior and have completed 1 marathon and many halfs.  My twin sister introduced me to my first CrossFit workout.  That workout was pretty humbling as I thought I was in shape.  Soon after, I joined a box. — How has CrossFit changed you outside the gym?  I am more fit today than I have ever been in my life. I am proud to represent the over 40 crowd.  My whole approach to my diet has changed.  CrossFit has challenged me more physically and mentally than any other exercise I have been involved in. It has changed my life. — What makes Badger CrossFit unique?  Everything!  Early on, I saw a video on the Badger website that spoke to me.  Tyler said: “Badger Crossfit is a family.  You will not be an unknown at Badger Crossfit.” The community and coaches welcome you, get to know you, challenge you, and make you feel like you are capable of more than you think you are.  There was one particular grueling workout I remember feeling defeated about because I finished slower than pretty much everyone else and Tina told me “Just remember you are lapping everyone on the couch”. Everyone here is encouraging no matter where in the fitness scale you are. (The video on You Tube is called, We are Badger CrossFit if you want to look it up). — Advice for people just getting started: Just do it!  I’ll never forget how scared I was walking in to my first 5am class not knowing a single soul.  And now working out at 5am is a highlight of my day. : : : #membermonday #monday #motivation #progress #fitness #community #results #badgercrossfit #badgerbuilt #crossfit #inspiration #hardwork #fitfam #wauwatosa #wisconsin

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