Meet Katie, one of CrossFit Iubhar’s founding members.

Snatch or Clean? Clean with barbell, snatch with single dumbell.

Why did you start CrossFit? I wanted to try something new, I was feeling like I was in a rut with my usual gym routine. I was immediately hooked after the first class! I loved the guided workout, how little equipment you actually need, team atmosphere and functional movements. 

You always smile when you see what movement in the workout? Push ups. Half-grimace because they’re always so hard, but deep down I’m glad because I know the challenge will make me stronger and better at doing them! 

Where are you from? Sawyer, Michigan, USA.

Where do you live now? Cáceres, España.

Tell us about your dream vacation.  Italy… for the beach, history, food, repeat! 🙂 

What is the last song you listened to? The Ants go Marching! (with my kids!). And just me… Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi, last song playing as I finished today’s WOD.

Would you rather own a dog the size of an elephant or an elephant the size of a dog? An elephant the size of a dog… I don’t think I need to own ANYTHING the size of an elephant! haha

Tell us a bad joke, the bakery joke doesn’t count, that was worse than bad. How did Darth Vader know what Luke got him for Christmas? He felt his presents. HA!

What was the highlight of your summer this year?  Spending about a month on the coast in Portugal with my family: going to the beach, fresh air, relaxing and playing with the little ones AND going to a Dinosaur Park close by–so cool, with or without kids!