Name: Katy Palma
Occupation/Major: Critical Care Nurse
Favorite Movement/WOD: Deadlifts and toes to bar
Least Favorite Movement/WOD: Maxing out on heavy back squats
Please tell us a little about yourself:
I'm an ICU nurse, but plan on going back to school to be a nurse practitioner soon. I'm married to my best friend, and I'm obsessed with my dog!
When and why did you join CrossFit Milpitas?
I joined about 2 and a half years ago. I was working night shift in the ICU when we first moved out to Cali, and I gained 20 pounds over the first 3 months of it. I worked out 6 days a week doing cardio for over an hour, but I just continued to gain weight. I was devastated and knew I needed a game-changer. Luckily, Groupon sent me an email around that same time saying that Crossfit Milpitas was doing a free 1 week trial. I bought it immediately and then almost had a panic attack, because I was so terrified to walk through those doors. Thank God I did, because it changed my life!
What sort of changes have you seen or experienced since starting CrossFit?
My confidence, my clothes sizes, and the fact that I think that being strong and toned is way sexier than being skinny.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit/CF Milpitas moments:
I really enjoy the time of year when it's the Open and everyone is extra supportive of each other. The box has such high energy!
Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit?
Always listen to your coach, believe in yourself, and remember that every member was new at Crossfit at one point too!