Meet Kelly Sloan! She’s a Vista member who you probably recognize from being the only athlete in the gym who has a chicken has her workout partner. Get to know Kelly…

Age: 44

Class time: 830, I mean 815 class!

Occupation: I still haven’t decided what I want to be when I grow up ☺

Favorite WOD: definitely Fran. Before and after but never during lol 

Favorite lift: Love deadlift

How long have you been Crossfitting? I’ve been Crossfitting off and on the last 8 years… depending on the surf haha

How did you find Crossfit? I ended up at vista Crossfit because it was the closest box to my house and I didn’t want to sit in traffic to go work out! 

What is your athletic background? I didn’t play sports as a kid because I started surfing at 9 and that’s all I wanted to do!

How has Crossfit changed your life, lifestyle, and level of fitness? I never worked out much previous to CrossFit other than surfing and running so once I started CrossFit my surfing improved considerably, and I have met some amazing friends along the way!

What motivates/inspires you? Being part of the Crossfit community has been an inspiration in itself. Showing up to class each day knowing that your friends are expecting you to be there holds you accountable and then you push each other during WODs to be better or even just to get through it!

What is one goal/personal achievement you would like to achieve through Crossfit? I hope one day to be able to rep out handstand push-ups and but until then I will keep showing up and putting in 100%

Tell us about your diet: As far as how I eat…. hmmmm

I’d like to say I follow the 80/20 rule. Eat good 80% of the time and 20% is pizza and wine hahaha. (Except during quarantine, then it’s just eat whatever!) I stoped eating meat about 7 months ago and I have had more energy throughout the day and feel great during my workouts so I’m pretty happy with that!

What are your hobbies outside of Crossfit? Hobbies outside of CF… well surfing of course and I love to run (weird I know) I also have a mini farm full of rescues!

Any advice for new members? Don’t be intimidated by workouts. Everything can be modified and if you stay consistent results will show!