First name: Daisy May
Last name: Gutierrez
DOB: May 16, 1981
Occupation: Teeth fixer (Dental Hygienist) and Drug dealer (Pharmacy Technician)
CrossFitting Since: May 2013
First Memorable CrossFit Experience: Taking my first CrossFit Basics class with Eric and reviewing squat technique. I specifically remember being asked, “What position is that? Dogs do that when they take a poop, let’s fix that”(or something to that effect). Then the workout of the day involved AMRAP squats and push-ups x 10 minutes. It was magical, I improved that squat technique, and I haven’t stopped since.
Favorite WOD: Fran, and anything with double-unders, handstand push-ups, or squat movements
Favorite Lift: ALL SQUATS!!! Back, Front, and Overhead
Least Favorite WOD: Filthy Fifty and anything with wall balls, rowing, or sumo deadlift high pulls.
Favorite CrossFit Moment: Getting a strict unassisted bodyweight pull-up for the first time (+1)– previously never able to do this my ENTIRE life, then being able to do weighted pull-ups the week after.
Why You Do CrossFit: The genuine camaraderie of everyone, we all encourage each other to succeed during workouts and celebrate those huge PRs for one another. For the most part before CrossFit, I worked out on my own at a regular gym and never spoke to anyone-I was not completely satisfied and continued to do the wrong technique and form for years. It was nice to see results, but I never had the connection that I experience here at CFBT. At times during the especially grueling metcons, I take a glimpse around at everyone trying to make it through the workout and seeing that motivates me to do better, not give up. I also do CrossFit because it scares the crap out of me (before and after the workout) and it is a special feeling to complete a workout that seemed impossible then surprise yourself with what you are actually capable of. It’s always a constant struggle to work on my weaknesses.
Favorite Cheat Meal: Pizza and ice cream (Magnolia Ube).
CrossFit Secret: Sometimes, during burpees I pretend I’m a frog hopping and clapping to catch a fly. Also, I like to hum a song during a large number of double-unders it helps me follow a rhythm.
My CF crushes are Brooke E. CLB, and Jon Pera.
What Do You Do On Rest Days: Snowboarding, cocktail beverages, concerts
What Can’t You Live Without: Adventures, music, and family
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii or anywhere with warm water and beaches