Name: Kelly Wong

CrossFitter since 2013

Favorite Lift: Snatch

Favorite Gymnastics Movement: Strict pull ups

Certifications: CF-L2, Bergener Weightlifting L1

How did you get into CrossFit?

  • My sister brought me to a bring-a-friend Saturday class.

What are some of the benefits you have seen from doing CrossFit?

  • Since starting CrossFit I have become physically and mentally stronger. I have bad days where I'll be frustrated with how something in a workout goes, but experience has taught me to have a strong mind and get over it quickly. Everyone has bad days, just learn from it and move on. CrossFit has also taught me patience. It took me ~3 years to get double unders...

 

What do you love most about CrossFit?

  • I love that CrossFit is an equalizer. You come in not knowing anyone's career, title, or background and just get to work.

 

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone starting CrossFit?

  • Keep showing up. No, it doesn't get easier, but you learn to enjoy it. Yes, you're going to be sore a lot. Also, don't drop the barbell if it doesn't have any weight on it.

 

What is your favorite thing about CrossFit Downtown Atlanta?

  • The members.

What are some things you like to do outside of CrossFit?

  • Fly with the eagles, CAW!

What’s some advice you’d like to give to our members?

  • Always be happy, never be satisfied. In other words, be proud of what you're doing and how far your skills have come, but never stop looking for ways to improve.

What is your favorite band or musical artist?

  • NWA

What is your spirit animal?

  • Sprinkles

Where does your passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle come from?

  • Thanks to my parents, I played a lot of sports growing up (tennis, volleyball, golf, swimming, etc.). I think that probably plays into the normalcy of having a training schedule.

What is something most people don’t know about you or something interesting?

  • Sometimes I shoot competitively

Where do you spend your time when you aren’t at the gym?

  • Hanging with team best friends