Athlete of the MonthMay

Mercy Watler


How long have you been doing CrossFit?

I’ve been doing CrossFit from 2014.


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

I heard from my co-worker, Zak Kepner, and he told me how awesome the gym was and I saw his dedication.


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

The hardest part was my eating habits.  I learned so much from the 7 Mile Team.  The WOD was always exhausting but I learned to eat better and I started seeing results.


You are on your feet a lot at work.  For some people they may consider that their exercise for the day – not you though :)  You come in to work out at 530am, and then go to work!  That is some serious commitment and dedication.  What keeps you motivated to come in before a long day at work?

I want to feel happy and positive energy at my work place.  I know I have to be in good health – this is my most important motivation as I have family waiting for me at home every evening.


What’s your favourite thing to do in Cayman?

I love running by the beach.


Anything from home (Honduras) you really miss, besides family?

The rivers and forest.


Name something you are most proud of in the gym.

Definitely the best coaches and family spirit.


Did you play any sports growing up?



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

Oh my….!  I’m maybe a little sensitive.


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

Sky diving for sure as I’m afraid of heights.


What is your favourite WOD and why?

Squats.  I feel my legs are my strongest part of my body.


What is your least favourite WOD and why?

My least favourite I must say are snatches.


What has been your biggest surprise about doing CrossFit?

The biggest surprise is I am able to do things like push myself to my limits.  And I have no fear to do something again if I did not succeed.


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

I have to some already!  And I will keep recommending it because of the great coaches with great knowledge to help you.

Thank you 7 Mile family for being awesome.  I’m proud to say ‘I AM 7MILE’.  Love you guys :)


Congratulations – we are so proud of you, Mercy!

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