Athlete of the Month, March 2017


Danielle Baljet, 26, Rochester Hills, Registered Nurse

When did you start at Crossfit Reviver?: 10/29/2013

What is your athletic background?: I’ve dabbled in a few sports over the years. Soccer, track, and tennis in middle school/high school. These days I love to golf, rollerblade, swim, and ski.

What is your favorite and least favorite WOD / movement?: This is a tricky question. I don’t love burpees or box jumps, but I like doing them because they work so many different muscles and make me feel good afterwards. Hahaha, I tried doing hurdles in track one season and I think that’s when I realized jumping and thinking at the same time wasn’t my strong suit. I also hate wall walks because I always fall over and crash to the ground at the end, which apparently isn’t the correct way to do them. I LOVE running and cleans!

What is your greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related:  Oooo, greatest personal/professional accomplishment for me these days is graduating from nursing school and passing the NCLEX, making me a licensed registered nurse! Greatest fitness accomplishment would have to be doing Murph every year after almost dying during my first Murph.

Has CFR made you better? If yes, how so?: Oh, absolutely! I used to go to the YMCA everyday and do my own workouts (which were almost the same everyday). CFR has made me step out of my comfort zone and do things I never would have tried at my old gym. AND the people here make me smile 🙂

What are your hobbies?: I love camping, ice cream, hiking up mountains, cake, margaritas, playing board games, nacho cheese Doritos, kitties, biking to sagebrush for margaritas and quesadillas, running, doing puzzles, and lots of other things.

What are your Top 5 favorite movies?: Anything DISNEY! Harry Potter, the Italian Job, The Shawshank Redemption, Green Street Hooligans, She’s the Man, and Fight Club.

What is one thing we don’t know about you?: I have two sisters and they are my BEST friends!

What are your goals in life? Personal, professional and fitness related:  Personal- Start eating healthier now that school stress is over! Professional- I guess find a nursing job. Fitness- Just to keep on, keepin’ on! (maybe learn how to set real goals for myself..)