Member Spotlight: Madison O’Brien

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Member Spotlight: Madison O’Brien

Madison is one of those members who isn’t afraid of a hard workout, who always has a story up her sleeve, and who will happily hear any coaching cue as an opportunity to improve. Basically, Madison is a ray of sunshine with a midwest accent.

Q: Why did you join CrossFit Renew? 

A: I joined CrossFit Renew because I wanted to challenge myself and I wanted to be pushed past what I found my limits to be!

Q: What skills are you working on now? 

A: I want to work on so many things, but I feel like right now my focus is getting my upper body stronger. A huge goal of mine is being able to do push-ups and pull ups with ease. I’ve never had much upper body strength, so it’s nice seeing that I am gaining some strength!

Q: What motivates you to keep coming to Renew? 

A: I think what motivates me is wanting to look and feel better. I love the classes and the atmosphere. I have noticed that my push-ups have gotten better, and that I’m able to do more at a time. 

Q: Why were you living in Hawaii and what is your favorite part about your time there? 

A: I was living in Hawaii because I was doing an internship with Pacific Rim Conservation working on a seabird translocation project! My favorite part was the views — having mountains on one side and ocean on the other was just awesome! 

Q: What is something in your life outside of CrossFit that you are passionate about?

A: Outside of CrossFit I am super passionate about animal conservation and sustainability. I hope to one day work with animals doing rescue and rehabilitation!

SEE? A RAY OF FRICKIN’ SUNSHINE. Madison, we love you, your hard-working heart, and your passion in and out of the gym. Keep at it! 

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Mckenzie Souther

Mckenzie Souther

McKenzie is a North Carolina transplant (go Heels) who’s been coaching and attending Renew since 2016. Her favorite benchmark workout is Isabel, ‘cause quick power snatches are her jam. But as a former gymnast, she’ll also settle for any workout that requires her to be upside down. When she’s not coaching or working out, she just wants to be where her friends are -- preferably somewhere on the greenbelt with lots and lots of dogs!

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