Athlete of the MonthFebruary

Kyra Henningson


How long have you been doing CrossFit?

Started drinking the Kool-Aid January 5th, 2015.


What made you decide to give 7 Mile Strength & Fitness a try?

My roommate at the time was exasperating. CrossFit was an outlet – a few extra hours a week outside the house.


What was the hardest part when you started out and how did you overcome that?

Trying to pay attention to the coaches. So many half naked men to stare at. Not sure that I have overcome that.


What is one thing you’re most proud of?

Nailing double unders. So. Much. Practice.


What, in your opinion, has kept you consistent all this time?

Fear. I’m terrified of Coach Chris, he always shoots looks of disappointment if there isn’t enough weight on the bar. Can’t fathom not showing up to class, he would certainly be unimpressed. But I wouldn’t want it any other way.


The 2019 CrossFit Games Open is just a few weeks away. Will you be participating this year? Any particular Games athletes you follow?

Absolutely, who doesn’t love 5 weeks of torture! No, they’re all impressive athletes and deserve props.


Did you play any sports growing up?

Rocked a tutu and some tap shoes for quite a few years.


Anything people at 7 Mile Strength & Fitness don’t know about you?

Not likely, I have no filter.


Anything crazy on your bucket list? (bungee jumping, sky diving?)

Going to be climbing Kilimanjaro this June, hoping all the squats and lunges will help with the 19,341 feet!


What is your favorite WOD and why?

DT. Barbells make me feel badass.


What is your least favorite WOD and why?

Anything with too much running. And by too much, I mean any.


What has been your biggest surprise about doing CrossFit?

The community. We are one big happy family – I love seeing the crew at the end of a day. Good people, supportive environment, fist bumps, & the occasional butt slapping to cheer you along.


Would you recommend 7 Mile Strength & Fitness to others and if so, why?

Indubitably! Best gym you’ll ever set foot in. All the coaches are incredible!


Congratulations, Kyra! We are so proud of you!

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