A fixture at Progression for over 3 years, this beautiful, sweet, and dedicated human is one you need to know more about. Read on to get to know Kate DeVinny.
What do you do for a living?
I am an Registered Nurse, however I have not worked in that capacity for years. We had 4 children in 5 ½ years so felt it better that I stay home with them. I haven’t gone back since! I do keep up my license though.
What’s your favorite thing to do outside of the gym?
I love to do a lot of things. I love to cook and entertain. I also love to be outside. We live on an acreage so there is always gardening, splitting wood and just maintaining a big property. I also like to golf. Perhaps the best thing I like to do outside the gym is to be with my grandchildren!
What made you decide to try Progression?
I decided to try CFP because I felt I wanted something different than what I was doing at the RAC. Once my daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Nate, got wind of that, there was no turning back!
How long have you been at CFP?
I’ve been at CFP 3 or 4 years.
What was your experience with fitness like prior to Progression?
Before CFP I would go to the RAC 4-5 days per week. I would do cardio for 30 minutes and then lift weights. I would work out with a trainer once in awhile.
What was your biggest fear when you started?
My biggest fear when I started at Progression was that I would look dumb in front of all these body builders—haha…that’s what I thought everyone was that did CrossFit.
Favorite cheat day meal?
That’s so hard because I love to cook and I love to eat!
What goal(s) are you currently chasing?
It is always changing. Right now I would love to do a WOD without having to modify!
What’s the hardest part about your fitness journey at the moment?
The hardest part of my journey is that with aging I am also slowing down with what I am able to do—that is a mental challenge as well!
What’s one thing your fellow CFP’ers would be surprised to learn about you?
I think my fellow members may be surprised to know I am a 17 year cancer survivor! I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2001 when all my kids were still in elementary school. But I am doing great!
What’s your favorite piece of advice you’ve gotten from a coach or member at CFP?
I remember I was rowing in the other gym once after I had a surgery and Josh told me that I shouldn’t have to skip class because I’m hurt, injured, recovering, etc. He told me the coaches are there to help everyone and they can modify anything for me.
How has your outlook on health/fitness changed since starting CrossFit?
I certainly have come to understand how important fitness and diet are to my overall health. If I weren’t taking as good of care of myself, I fear the little aches and pains I have would be bigger problems.
What has been your fondest memory during your time at CFP?
My fondest memory was doing Murph with my husband a year ago.
Why do you think you’ve stuck with CFP?
I’ve stuck with Progression because I like the daily challenge. I think it has made me stronger physically and mentally.
What would be your one piece of advice for someone who’s just joining CFP?
If you are just joining Progression, give it a chance…it isn’t easy but it’s always a good day when you complete a WOD.