In and Around DDXF!!

JANUARY Athlete Spotlight:

Megan Disselkoen

Name: Megan Disselkoen
Age: 50
Where are you from? Born in Colorado Springs, Lived in Greeley since 1996.
Tell us about your school life/family/work life: I’m a graduate of CSU in Occupational Therapy with a specialty in Hand Therapy. I married Bruce in 1994. I worked in OT for twelve years and then had Ellie and two years later my son Grant. I home schooled my kids for various reasons and now I teach kids with Dyslexia to read. My husband and I are real estate investors and own and manage apartments and commercial real estate.
When did you first start CrossFit? I started in 2012 with Ellie to help her get stronger to ride her horse. I was the one that really needed CrossFit.
What is your fitness background? As a kid, I was a gymnast and swam competitively in high school. But my real love was down-hill skiing and riding horses.
What is your favorite thing about Double Diamond CrossFit? I love that it keeps me motivated to stay active and in shape! I love our gym and the family it has become for me and Ellie. The coaches are the best!
What is your favorite WOD or movement? I love anything with squats and love any kind of body weight movement.
What is your least favorite WOD or movement? I really hate anything to do with the rig. And I really hate admitting that…but it’s truth.
What are your goals? A long term physical goal of mine is to win a World Championship with one of my horses.  To do this, I must stay strong and in shape to ride and train them.  So a life time goal is to stay fit, healthy and to keep plugging along with what I’ve been given.
How has CrossFit changed your life? Cross-fit is the first exercise regimen that I have truly loved, looked forward to doing and have been consistent in doing on a weekly basis. I have gone from being a frumpy Mom, to a hot Mama! No matter how sore it makes me feel at times, I will never quit. Cross-Fit has given me a new outlook on life-no matter how I feel. It pushes me to be better than I was the day before. And finally, it has brought me into relationships with people that I would never have had the opportunity to know or love if it hadn’t been for Cross-fit.
Do you have any advice for people thinking about starting CrossFit or that you want to share with our members?  Cross-fit has literally changed my life. It has helped my daughter become who she is, which as a parent, is a big deal. It has helped me become a more confident and positive human being. My advice is to work out whatever your level is and compete with yourself, not others. With this you will find improvement within yourself.

October Athelte Spotlight

Casey Skram

Name: CASEY SKRAM 

Age: 20

Where are you from?  Superior, Colorado

Tell us about your school life/family/work life:  

I am currently in my first semester of nursing school at UNC. I live with my three best friends, I have three sisters, and the most incredible Mom. I am a tutor at UNC and a CNA at a long term care facility.

When did you first start CrossFit? I started CrossFit in September of 2017!

What is your fitness background? I grew up playing lots of sports and in high school I invested all my time in playing softball. Now, I am an intramural athlete at a D1 school, that’s a D1 athlete, right?

What is your favorite thing about Double Diamond CrossFit? TMy favorite thing about Double Diamond CrossFit is the community and the incredible coaches. After my freshman year of college, I had a hard time finding my place and a belonging in Greeley, but since I’ve joined DDXF, Greeley feels like home and I LOVE IT!

What is your favorite WOD or movement?   Power Cleans

What is your least favorite WOD or movement?  Bench Press

What are your goals?  I would love to get a muscle up but more importantly to keep living a healthy lifestyle!

How has CrossFit changed your life?  CROSSFIT IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY. I LOVE EVERY SECOND OF IT (except when Kyle plays heavy metal music). I am healthier, stronger, and feel a part of the Greeley community.

Do you have any advice for people thinking about starting CrossFit or that you want to share with our members?  CROSSFIT IS THE BEST AND ANYONE CAN DO IT!!!! The coaches at Double Diamond are incredible and caring. IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT STARTING CROSSFIT JUST DO IT!!!