Athlete of the Month, August 2016


Name, Age, Occupation, City: Kelly Stratton, 29 (I made a decision a few years back, to repeat 29 over and over and over….) Automotive Purchasing/Buyer, Rochester Hills

When did you start at Crossfit Reviver? 09/26/2012

What is your athletic background? Miscellaneous sports as a kid: gymnastics, riding (horses), t-ball (I was a phenomenal pitcher!), In college: randomly decided to try out for the women’s crew team at Michigan State (GO GREEN!) and made it! Adult-life: Snowboarding, Running, Yoga, CrossFit

What is your favorite and least favorite WOD / movement?  Everything BUT burpees and box jumps, (specifically any of the gymnastics movements) Burpees win as “least favorite” movement.

What is your greatest accomplishment? Personal, professional and fitness related. Personal: Still in training (but, hubby and I have been laughing together for 12 years now, with 2 dogs and a house — all feats I’m very proud of!). Professional: Recent promotion at work (it’s an incredibly hectic job that I actually enjoy a lot – mostly). Fitness: Training/Running a marathon and some halves, Being a part of the women’s crew team at MSU (still amazes me), CrossFit (I love seeing what I can do)

Has CFR made you better? If yes, how so? Yes! I don’t fit into the cookie-cutter what a woman SHOULD look like – and that does not affect me like it used to. I am now more interested in what I can DO, and what I will accomplish next! That is rather empowering.

What are your hobbies? Being entertained by my dogs (no seriously, they are ridiculous!), snowboarding, traveling, CrossFit, Disney (Disney magic is a real thing, I didn’t believe it until I went for the first time a few years ago!)

What are your Top 5 favorite movies? Um… how does one pick only 5 movies, that’s like only having 1 favorite color! I’m a mega-nerd, so I will go with some of my favorite series (in no specific order): Star Wars (with the exception of eps 1, 2 & 3… those were meh), Star Trek, Marvel Comic Universe, Lord of the Rings, James Bond, X-Men. (see how i made 5 movies into a LOT more) I also love a good comedy, but who doesn’t?! 😀

What is one thing we don’t know about you? My husband jokes that I’m indestructible since the only broken bone I’ve ever been treated for was my elbow (which even the CT scan couldn’t conclusively diagnose). This includes when I was hit by a car while crossing the street in 2005 (two weeks before Ryan and I moved up to Michigan — Good timing has rarely been a strong-suit of mine :P).

What are your goals in life? Personal, professional and fitness related. To be happy, healthy, employed, content and to stay true to myself. Oh yeah, and to laugh my butt off on the journey! 😀