Name: Kim Hillman
Where are you from? Originally from West Milford, New Jersey
Tell us about your school life/family/work life:
I had met my husband Marty on a Working Guest Ranch in New Raymer Colorado in 2002. Made the plunge and moved to Colorado to work at that same ranch a year later. I loved the ranch life horses, cows and wide open spaces.
We still have a couple of horses and a bloodhound, but my life is mostly focused on crossfit and keeping active. Hiking, climbing 14ers and recently Spartan races and tough mudders.
When did you first start CrossFit? I started crossfit May 7th of 2017
What is your fitness background? I have been working out most of my life starting in high school. I worked at a gym for a few years teaching aerobics(I know I just aged myself), and some weight training.
What is your favorite thing about Double Diamond CrossFit? The amazing genuine support you get from all the members, coaches and owners. Like everyone has said over and over the family atmosphere. Everyone really wants you to succeed whatever that looks like for you.
What is your favorite WOD or movement? Kipping Pull-ups, mainly because I can actually do them for the first time in my life! It excites me every time I can get myself over that bar!
What is your least favorite WOD or movement? Muscle ups, because I can’t do them J but working on it.
What are your goals? Just to keep getting stronger, work on recognizing the accomplishments I have made and being proud of the things I have accomplished.
How has CrossFit changed your life? It’s given me a focus on myself that I haven’t had in a long time. I have had an eating disorder for a very long time, and Kyle has really helped me understand if I want to be strong I need fuel for my body to do that. Also to know that skinny isn’t who I want to be anymore I want to be strong and fit. I would rather have someone say holy cow look at those guns, than wow look how skinny she is.
Do you have any advice for people thinking about starting CrossFit or that you want to share with our members? Just start, that’s what I had to do. One day, One WOD, One week at a time and BAM you’re hooked!!! It’s as hard or as scaled as you need it to be, listen to the coaches and listen to your body(I’m still learning how to do that)