Monique McDermott

Where do you work? What do you do there?
I am the office manager at Centennial Elementary School here in Nampa. I have the privelege of working with an amazing group of teachers and an administrator who keeps me laughing all the time.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
7 Months

What is your favorite movement? Squats. I enjoy them because I can see an improvement every time.

What has been a favorite workout you've done?
I'm not sure I have a favorite workout. I guess any workout I have survived... I do like Tabata's. They are challenging and just when I think I'm not going to make it, it's over.

What movement do you hate?
Snatches!

What workout have you hated most?
Any workout that involves snatches and box jumps. I seem to have a mental block when it comes to box jumps and snatches.

Why did you choose to start CrossFit?
My friend, Jen, wouldn't stop bugging me! True story! I'm not sorry for joining. I have enjoyed it from day one. I love watching my progression and I love my new family. We are there to help each other get and stay healthy. The coaching is great and Clayton keeps it fun, but at the same time will challenge me.

If someone asked you "What is CrossFit," what would you say?
I would tell them that it is a personal journey that you need to experience yourself. If you want to get healthy, strong and meet some incredible people, then give crossfit a try. I would also pass on some advice that was given to me when I started. They told me I have to give it at least 6 months before I could honestly say I liked it or hated it. Great advice! I was hooked after 2 months!