In an effort to get to know the fine folks of CrossFit Austin, we embark on our Athlete of the Month series. Each month we will spotlight a different CFA athlete. This month we have outerwear enthusiast / muscle up queen Walker Fenz!
State your Name and/or Nickname please.
Helen Walker Fenz…been called Walker all my life, so guess that’s my nickname
Project Manager at a logisitics software company (nerd alert!)
Words to live by?
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr.Suess
What is your fitness background?
Was a gymnast from age 8 through freshman year in college. Afte that, putzed around with kickboxing, step-class, and the like…you can still find me at the globo – i love my cardio salsa class!
How long have you been CrossFitting?
5 months – just passed my 75th workout!
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit?
The moment you realize, “holy sh-t, I CAN finish”
What are your training goals?
To be a lean, mean, crossfitting machine! (in other words, emotionally and physically strong, happy and healthy…and look fierce in a bikini)
Favorite sport or activity?
CrossFit, duh. Other than that, eating, drinking…and sweatin to the oldies!
Recent adventure you’re planning?
Become a 2010 Yelp.com Elite – i love to eat as much as i love to crossfit!
Tell us something we don’t know about you?
Well the dirty secret is out – my first name is Helen
Longhorns or Aggies?
Describe Nugget’s butterfly pull-ups, in 15 words or less?
A dying fish having a seizure…i mean, poetry in motion 😉
What Would Jane Fonda do?
Wear underwear on the outside of one clothes.
Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words?
“The CrossFit mindset:”
1. I will promise to do my best. My best will vary from day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute. But in that minute, I will do the very best I can.
2. If I can run, I run. If I can walk, I walk. If I must crawl, I crawl. And when I make it, I will rest. And live to fight another day.
3. I fear no man, but I fear my workout. If I don’t fear my workout, it isn’t hard enough.
4. I may puke. I may cry. But I will not quit. Ever.