Name: Keely Heidtman and Greg LaPointe
Hometown: Norwich, CT
Age: 38 and 39
Occupation: K- Chemistry Teacher at Chariho HS, G – Administrator at CCRI
When did you first start CrossFitting?: August 2016
Favorite WOD: K – Anything with body weight movements., G – Anything with barbell movement – I want to get BIG.
Least Favorite WOD: K – WODs that are 7 minutes or less–they hurt so much! G – I detest solely weight lifting.
Three words to describe you: K/G – Hardworking, Determined, Fun-loving.
Tell us about your fitness background: K – I was a long-distance runner for a long time until I got bored. CrossFit made me love to work out again. G – I played tennis and ran cross-country. Biking and surfing were also part of my life. But, as I got older, the same old workouts weren’t giving me the results that I wanted.
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? K – Spending time with family, anything outside, reading, practicing good health, G – talents? Finishing my PhD!
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? K – Greg wanted to try it out. Best decision ever! G – I used to drive by CrossFit Undaunted in Augusta, ME everyday on my way to work. I would see all the athletes killing themselves and it seemed like something I definitely wanted to be a part of.
Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel? K – It was a short one and all I remember thinking was “how can something so short, hurt so bad!?!” G – The on-ramp class at CrossFit Undaunted gave me an awesome workout. Just the intro class….I was hooked.
What changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? K – One of my goals for years was to do ONE pull-up. Now, I can do multiple pull-ups. It’s amazing that I am in the best shape of my life. G – Pairing CrossFit with a good, clean diet has made me feel better than I ever have.
What changes in your life have you experienced since starting CrossFit that were totally unexpected? The gym was always somewhere to put your head down and work out. So, one of the best things about CrossFit is the community. Every single person has been so welcoming and kind to us and, especially, to Fin. We always look forward to going to CFSK!
Please share with us any favorite CFSK moments: K – Battle of the Sexes was lots of fun. G – 2018 Intramurals; how enthusiastic and welcoming Lisa B. was about us joining the gym when we moved from Maine.
Any advice for people just getting started? K- Don’t be nervous or embarrassed to scale movements; almost everyone does. G – It’s not a cult