How did you discover CrossFit?
My sister used to coach CrossFit in New Mexico. I never thought it was something I could do.
What draws you to DeNovo CrossFit?
The friendly, welcoming atmosphere. I don't feel embarrassed to ask questions. The coaches and other members are so wonderful!
What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment in CrossFit and in life?
My biggest accomplishment in CrossFit has been making the decision to join and give it my all. My biggest accomplishment in life has been making a commitment to change my life to be healthier.
What athlete/s at DeNovo inspire you to be the best version of yourself each and every day?
All of them! I see everyone pushing themselves and it motivates me to try as hard as I can.
What is your pet peeve?
What/who inspires you?
Why can't ghosts have babies?
Because they have Hallow-weenies!
What advice would you have for anyone who is nervous to join DeNovo?
Just take the leap! It can be so scary but this is a great place to grow! I'm so happy I found this community where I have been welcomed.
What do you enjoy doing outside of CrossFit, both for fun and professionally?
I love doing different arts and crafts. I like crocheting, working on diamond paintings, sewing, and making bows. Spending time with my fur babies is another one of my favorite things to do.
If we were sitting here one year from now, what would we be celebrating together?
I will be able to do pull-ups!
Favorite CrossFit movement?
What are you currently reading?
“Man, F*ck This House”
What are you thankful for?
The support of my family and friends.
What the coaches have to say about Simone:
Simone, you are such an inspiration to me and so many of our athletes. I remember you coming in for your Free Intro and being so open, willing and excited to try new things. You are crushing your 200# Deadlift goal and have been working hard on the Olympic lifts (another one of your goals) by attending Barbell Club classes and showing up any day you can regardless of what the workout is (no cherry-picking for this girl y'all!) Your goal when you started was to just do 2 days per week... you are consistently coming 4-5 times per week and although you say you are an introvert, we see you making tons of connections at the gym 😋 Thank you for stepping outside of your comfort zone, for showing that hard work pays off and for making us laugh with your silly comments and dry sense of humor. I just LOVE coaching you and having you in class. You are prepared for the workout ahead of time, aren't afraid to ask questions and aren't afraid to try new things and add variety into your scaling options to keep your body and fitness progressing forward.... and of course, I can't leave out your super awesome tank tops (Your Harry Potter and Unicorn ones are my favorite) 😁 I cannot wait to see where your consistency takes you in one year from now! Keep up the hard work and thank you for being a part of our little fitness family at DeNovo. I appreciate you a ton! -Jenny
Congratulations Simone on being in the spotlight this month! I am so inspired by Simone and I have been since day one. She has been SO consistent since the very beginning and instead of being nervous about movements she has yet to try, she shows up willing to try anything. She sets such a strong example of showing up no matter what. Her consistency is on point and her attitude is always positive. I can count on her showing up with a smile on her face and having something positive to say. Her new shoes are fire and I appreciate our shared interest in cats. I am very very excited that she signed up for the open without any hesitation and she’s going to rock it! Thanks for being amazing and I’m so glad you are a part of the DeNovo family! -Jorine
Simone! Gosh, what an inspiration you are to me! I absolutely love your eagerness to try and learn new things. You have been showing up SO consistently and putting in the work and holy cow, it's paying off! Helloooooo, squat depth! Thank you for always being so kind, positive and working through any workout with a smile. I appreciate you trusting us to help you along your fitness journey and can't wait to see what a full year of CrossFit will bring for you! I also can't go without speaking of your love for animals (dogs specifically ;) and love that you had a chi-weener! AND you wore my favorite shirt for your member spotlight photo. Haha! I absolutely can't wait to see you surprise yourself in the Open this year. You have jumped into CrossFit head first and your ambition and persistence in a new (and sometimes intimidating) sport hasn't wavered. Congratulations! -Paige
Simone! Congratulations on being our member spotlight! I am so proud of you. It has been so fun getting to know you these past few months and watching you grow as an athlete. I admire how hard you work and how you’re always looking for ways to challenge yourself. You are coachable and always give it your best. I also appreciate your fun shirts and crazy pants. 😛 You have a kind and calm demeanor that is refreshing each class you come to. I’m so glad you found DeNovo and have jumped in! You are a great addition to our community. -Nikki