Published September 15, 2015
My name is Kristen Horton. I am 30 years old, I am happily married, a mother to one beautiful little girl and I work as Registered Nurse. I have been CrossFitting at CFNWT for five years!! I am probably one of the longest returning athletes at the gym. I originally joined CFNWT so I could get in shape for my upcoming wedding and because I wanted structure with my workouts. I was tired of walking into LA Fitness and feeling intimidated by the weightlifting section. I instantly fell in love and was obsessed! I remember my first workout was the 9/11 tribute WOD 343. I wanted to quit so badly but pushed on knowing that I was doing a workout with a deeper purpose and meaning. I loved that the workouts were constantly different and pushing me outside of my comfort zone. After 5 years I keep coming back to CFNWT because I truly enjoy the workouts and the community. I love that the Coaches know your name and genuinely care about you as an athlete and a friend.The support I received while CrossFitting during my entire pregnancy (I literally did a WOD the day before I delivered at 40 weeks and 4 days) and now when I bring my daughter to the gym are incredible. I can honestly say that I have found some of my best friends at the gym. I love that every day I have something to work towards and friends that push me to lift a little more or go a little faster than I would probably do on my own. I may never be able to do a muscle up but it’s okay. It gives me a reason to keep coming back and something to work for!