Member Spotlight: Kristen Machczynski

Meet Kristen Machczynski — but you can call her Mac. Mac is the living, breathing product of if a Lisa Frank sticker sheet and a sunny 70 degree day had a baby. She’s colorful, joyous, and brings a ray of light to the 5:30am. Check out this blog to learn more about one of our newest members! 

Q: What got you into CrossFit? What’s your favorite part about it? 

A: I got into CrossFit because I was looking for a new group of humans with whom I could play and make friends. And I did. And it was awesome. And it continues to be!  My favorite part about CrossFit is when people support other people – just cool to see someone doing extra burpees to help a fellow friend along in a particularly ass-kicking workout. 

Q: How do you have so much energy at 5:30am? Please share your secrets. 

A: 5:30am CrossFit classes are a gift, y’all. Most of you will roll your eyes at that, but when you’re done and heaving and super sweaty before the sun rises, there is a definite “I am awesome” feeling you get. As far as being spunky in the morning, it’s cliche as all get out, but I’m just awake once my feet hit the floor – that’s the trick. Hit the floor and not the snooze button. 

Q: When eating any meal, do you save the best for last, or eat the best thing first? 

A: Ooh, good one. I’m a “can’t wait, must have” kinda gal, so I’d probably eat most of the best part of the meal first, and then save a teeny bit for last to savor it at the end. Yup. That sounds about right. Because I can’t ever just answer a question in a straightforward manner. 

Q: You’ve got a lot of tats. Which one is your favorite and why? 

A: I’ve got 7 tattoos, but always up for more. I think my favorite is the octopus on my ribcage. It’s for my son, Miles. He loves octopus and it was his favorite food when he was not even 3 years old – I kid you not. Instead of his name, I got an octopus. It’s fitting. My second favorite is my “3, 2, 1…” in honor of my favorite hard-as-hell, push yourself to the limit sport. 😉 

Q: From what you’ve shared, it seems like you’ve got a pretty cool son. What’s your favorite thing about being is mom? 

A: My son, Miles, is hilarious. My favorite part of being his mom is seeing how funny he’s becoming, but also when he gives me kisses, tells me he loves me, and then adds, “Love you the most. The end. I win.” Sorry, little dude. I’m the winner there. 

Wait, sorry, there’s dust in our eyes. 

Mack, we’re so glad you’re around. Stay forever?