Kim Denkers | CrossFitter of the Month

By December 29, 2014 crossfitter-of-the-month
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Congrats Kim on begin our next CrossFitter of the Month

Why we chose Kim this month?

“Kim is the bomb.com . She is actually fun to be around at the dreaded hour of 5:15 am and this is definitely appreciated by me! Love the fact that you have been doing this for a long time and seem to have been able to keep motivated and have been working harder on finding the “pain cave”. Proud of you Kim and the progress that you have made. Keep up the great work!”- Eric

“Kim rocks! Her great attitude and consistent effort help her see results. She works hard, is great to be around, and brings a wonderful presence to the gym! Congrats Kim!”-Doug

“I’ve noticed that Kim has recently been putting in a lot of work and effort in drilling her form and technique. She’s taken extra time after class and during open gym to back the weights down and work purely on perfecting the movement outside the workouts. Your efforts haven’t gone unnoticed Kim and you definitely are well deserving of CrossFitter of the month. Congrats Kim!” -Ryan

“Kim is awesome! Always has a good attitude, has worked through some little nagging tweaks here and there, listens to her body, and pushes herself when the time is right. Always a pleasure to have in class and coach. Congrats Kim, well deserved! ” -Chris

“I nominate Kim Denkers for CrossFitter of the month because she has taken the time to work on some of her weaknesses, including overhead squats and handstand push ups. She continues to get stronger in these movements and sets and excellent of example of consistency. I appreciate having her in class as she is supportive of other members and focuses on technique under duress. Way to go Kim!” -Kenzie

“Kim is greatly deserving of CrossFitter of the Month. She sets a such a good example by taking time to work on her goals and weaknesses. Kim is smart with her training and always a pleasure to work with. Congrats, Kim!”- Shannon


From Kim

Who is Kim Denkers you ask??? Someone who is in utter and total shock. This is such a huge surprise. It has taken days for me to wrap my head around this incredible gift of being nominated as Crossfitter of the month. Thank you Eric, Chris, Kenzie, Doug, Ryan, and Shannon. You have all been such an intricate part if this journey and I appreciate how each of you has made an impact. Your knowledge, expertise, enthusiasm, and commitment make Crossfit PC an amazing and unique place.
I am a 1st grade teacher at The Weilenmann School of Discovery. I completely LOVE teaching. Even on those challenging days, I am super psyched to walk into my classroom . Everyday is an absolute adventure!

I grew up in Western Massachusetts and went to college in Vermont. I moved to Park City in 1992. It was only supposed to be here for 6 months; but as we all know…

It didn’t take long for me to realize how special this place was so I settled in and never looked back. 22 years later I have an incredible life filled with my amazing family, friends, and adventures.

I met my husband, Blake, 16 years ago. We have been married for 13 years. He was the one who encouraged me to try Crossfit. He literally took both hands and pushed me through the front doors. Together we have an 11 year old son. Kellen keeps us enjoying life with the love of comp baseball, comp basketball, skiing, mountain biking, and ocean adventures. It is with my family that I experience my most joyful moments!

I started Crossfitting in the spring/summer of 2011. I started out slowly; I attended only 1, 2 maybe in a blue moon, 3 classes a week. It was not uncommon for me to also skip a week here or there. At first Crossfit was the most intimidating thing I had ever faced. Just walking through the door made we want to cry. My head was filled with every insecurity imaginable. I had this notion that I needed to be super strong, super talented, super athletic, super perfect.

Even with all of my insecurities I kept coming. It was around the fall of 2012 that I had a moment where I said to myself, “Enough, you either go for it, embrace it or give it up.” It was then that I committed myself to going 4 days a week, every week without excuse. I became fully invested. I prepared to do anything I needed to follow through with my new commitment. As I began to chip away, and the weeks passed I noticed small improvements. I noticed small successes. I noticed small proud moments. Walking through the door now brought an excitement, eagerness, and a new found sense of confidence.

I continue to keep coming because my Crossfit carpool depends on me to pick them up at 5:10 a.m. 🙂

No, just kidding… I keep going because I want to keep climbing that ladder which brings me one step closer to the next thing. I want to keep pealing back the onion so that I can discover what else is there. With every class I move closer to something, whatever that something can may be.

I keep going back because I like that feeling of being committed to something. I love that Crossfit is there for me not matter what is going in my life. It is dependable and it is my constant.

I keep coming back because I love that I have developed such fabulous, supportive friendships. It is an honor to watch as these amazing people work hard and find success. I love to watch as this Crossfit community is in it together and we participate along side one another.

I love that I learn about healthy eating and proper nutrition.

I love that there are no failures, but rather I can just keep trying again the next time I am in the box.

I keep coming back because truly there is no other place that I would rather be!!!

What do you feel have been your biggest improvements/struggles with crossfit?

Biggest improvement- over coming the mental message “I can’t” and replacing it with “I am.”
Biggest struggle- linking together those dang double unders!!! UGGGH!

If you could design a workout what would be in it?

A workout that has us working together in teams. A little bit of something from all modalities: med ball cleans, box jumps, hang power clean, rope climb or farmer walk, and a little plank hold at the end. Let’s throw in a 25 minute AMRAP.

What is your favorite benchmark workout?

I don’t know about “favorite” but it’s a strong “like”
Filthy Fifty

If you could have a super power what would it be?

Superhuman Agility– It would be so cool to have lightning-fast reaction time, great flexibility, and excellent jumping capacity. Crossfit would be a piece of cake!

4 Comments

  • Kim Losee says:

    Congratulations! You have been such a source of motivation for me! Watching you at school over the past few years looking stronger and stronger was one of the things that made me walk through the dreaded doors of Crossfit for the first time! You are a great source of inspiration with your strength, beauty and positive attitude! Thank you!

  • Tanya R. says:

    You will always be Mrs. Kim to us – congratulations and well deserved! You are always a delight to be around, always positive and always shining wether in the classroom or in the gym.

  • Addy says:

    Kimmer-er-er-er! Congrats on such a well-deserved accolade!

  • Jenna May says:

    Kimmer I’m so proud of my BFF college roomate. Your discipline continues to amaze, really 5:15!!!!!. Big cheers for you from your biggest East Coast fan.
    Woo hoo sister!

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