Member Monday: Nikki McGuinnis

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Dec

Member Monday: Nikki McGuinnis

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Tonight we check in with one of our Function rockstars, Nikki McGuinnis! — Functioning since: July 2016 — A little about yourself: I am married and a mother of 2 boys and 3 dogs. I am a runner who hasn't been running much the past 2 years due to various injuries. I live in Wauwatosa, just up 68th Street (so the gym is right in my backyard). I am an overachiever and pretty hard on myself when it comes to sports and my performance…typical A personality. — How did you get into Function MKE? I got into Function because, as I said, I've been perpetually injured the whole time I've been running. I started running just 6 short years ago and it's been a learning experience the whole time. As I said before I am a driven and determined athlete, and sometimes that proves to be to my detriment. I came to Badger because I had one too many physical therapists tell me that in order to continue running I would need to get serious about adding cross training into my life. I was pretty intimidated by the gym, truth be told. I tried several times to stop in and talk to someone. Finally, I stopped in one day when Chris Goff was working out and he helped answer some of my questions. I still didn't sign up for a class until months later though. — How has Function changed you outside the gym? Function has made me stronger for certain. When I started the 10lb dumbbells were SO HEAVY! Now I regularly use the 20lb dumbbells successfully. I am more confident and feel better about taking up space in the world. It is hard to be a woman and take up space in the world. I am a happier person overall since joining crossfit. — What makes Badger CrossFit unique? I think that Badger is unique in that it's truly a community. I know that's redundant because almost all of us say that when asked, but it's so true. The fact that we all say that is a testament to that truth. I have belonged to other gyms before and never felt the community I feel here. When I'm being coached I know that the coaches really care about what they're saying and they want me to succeed. That's really great. @tllthwlvsmhm

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