Meet INGrid VanZanten! A OG member at Kirin Crossfit since opening, and a hilarious human.
WHy Did you start Crossfit?
“I got a taste of the Crossfit world as a roller derby player during college. After I graduated, I moved to Salt Lake. I met Brenda and Marianne, (fellow Kirin members) who had recently completed on ramp and made their gym experience sound so safe and fun that I had to give it a try.”
What was your fitness like before crossfit?
“I was skating a lot and doing some occasional weight lifting. My fitness level was certainly much lower and poorer than it is today.”
If you could give your past self (before crossfit) some advise, what would it be?
“Keep showing up and stay patient.”
We noticed that you are quite consistent coming to the gym. What keeps you motivated to come to the gym 4 - 5x a week?
“The people. Fellow members and coaches keep me motivated to keep coming, because what I can accomplish with them far outweighs what I can accomplish by myself.”
What would your first question be after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?
“How’s RBG doing? (Yes, of course she’ll still be alive—how dare you.)”