October Gym “M.O.M.”
Introducing our Gym M.O.M (Member of the Month) for October 2020 … Kristen “Fenzi” Fennell!
Kristen has been a staple of our community since we first opened a year ago. Her consistency has paid off in many ways, making significant strides in her strength and aerobic development, skill work and gymnastics. She just recently accomplished her first strict pull-up!
It’s a pleasure working with Kristen. Her humor and light hearted spirit helps members feel welcomed and makes it fun for coaches to instruct!
Read more about Kristen below!
Q: What made you decide to start functional fitness training?
I had tried Crossfit gyms in the past, loved the challenge, but wasn’t ready to commit. I was super into running and indoor cycling and didn’t think I would be able to do it all. I needed a change and found R3vive and now I am fully hooked.
Q: Are you a student/working professional/both? What do you do for a living?
I am the Healthy Living Director for the YMCA in East Boston. I am a certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, and Running coach. I lead the personal training, group exercise, and Integrated Health programs at the branch.
Q: What are your hobbies/interests outside of the gym?
I love to travel, go to concerts, ride my bike, go to breweries, karaoke, run, binge watch Netflix, go to Celtics games, spend as much time at the beach as possible, and win every board game I play. I started learning the piano, but I am not a great student 🙂
Q: What are some of your favorite movements (name up to three)?
Power cleans, box jumps, HANDSTANDS!!
Q: What are your least favorite movements?
PUSH-UPS, Squats, Airbike
Q: What movements do you want to improve at?
All of them. Pull-ups and Handstand walking stick out though.
Q: What advice do you have for someone considering our gym?
Just do it, and be as consistent as you can. Embrace each step of way, and trust the process. Whether you have big or little goals, or just want to try something new, this gym and these coaches can help you find what you are looking for. Plus, I will always cheer you on 🙂
Q: What’s your favorite “cheat” food?
Pineapple and Jalapeno Pizza!
Q: What’s your spirit animal and why?
Flamingos, they are great at balancing, love to eat shrimp, and stand out. I equally identify with sloths, because everyone needs a rest day.
Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
blasting and singing along to Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston.
Q: Do you have any nicknames?
Here at the gym, Joel gave me the name Fenzi. My friends call me Kristone or Stoney.
Q: An interesting fact that we probably don’t know about you!
In 2016, I was a part of an ultra distance Ragnar running team that was featured in a short documentary, called the Ride, by Reebok. Two of our teammates had very inspiring messages about running and we were chosen. Reebok gave us a bunch free clothes and sneakers, and filmed almost our entire run from San Francisco to Napa Valley. Running 28 miles on little sleep (with a marathon a few weeks later) was awful, but I had the time of my life.