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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

EVIN ROY

Name: Evin Roy

Age: 52

Where are you from?  I grew up in Greeley!

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

I am married with 3 kids. My wife Amy introduced me to CrossFit in 2012. My children are Ethan (18), Michael (16), and Lucy (12). For work, I am a Senior Project Manager for a global technology company.

When did you first start CrossFit? I started CrossFit in the fall of 2012. I have been a member of Double Diamond since April 2018.

What is your fitness background? I was a tournament Tennis player from 8yrs through High School, but have always been active in sports. As an adult, I participated in volleyball, basketball, and softball leagues.

What is your favorite thing about Double Diamond CrossFit? The excellent coaching and fun members! I’m grateful to workout with such an awesome and supportive group of athletes! I’m pretty social when I show up / work out / leave, so it also doesn’t hurt that Kyle puts up with my distractions...

What is your favorite WOD or movement?   Power Cleans and Kettle Bells

What is your least favorite WOD or movement?  Outlawing Burpees wouldn’t hurt my feelings.

What are your goals?  My CrossFit goal is pretty simple - Don’t stop! Positive change is inevitable if you stay committed to the programming.

How has CrossFit changed your life?  Outside of a stronger, fitter me, I have met some of my closest friends through CrossFit.

Do you have any advice for people thinking about starting CrossFit or that you want to share with our members?  For folks thinking about starting CrossFit - come into Double Diamond and check it out. CrossFit is for everybody, and it will change your life. Last but not least - Many thanks to Kyle and the dedicated coaches. Keep up the excellent work. You’ve created a positive and encouraging environment for everyone to maximize their potential.

Please join us for a workout honoring our friend Deputy Brandon Stupka.

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