Athlete of the Month: Roxie Cassidy

Congrats to our August Athlete of the Month, Roxie! We love having Roxie around because of her fun personality, hard work ethic, and involvement in our Praxis Community. If she’s not competing with her badass crossfitter mom, she’s probably making her friends suffer through Open workouts.

How did you get started with CrossFit?

My mom made me do it

How long have you been an athlete at Praxis?

Just about 2 years

Did you have prior athletic experience?

Nope – my family likes to remind me that prancing about in a sequined leotard does not count as a sport

What is your favorite/least favorite type of WOD?

Favorite: Short; Least favorite: Long – especially those that involve running

What has been your greatest improvement and/or achievement since joining Praxis?

Beating my brother in our family’s annual Christmas workout

What advice do you have for Praxis rookies?

Showing up is half the battle

What is your fitness diet like? Favorite “fun” food?

Fitness diet: I’ll have to get back to you once I find one that I stick to for more than 8 days. “Fun Food”: Vice Cream…I HATE how much I love this ice cream

What do you like to do with your “free time” outside the gym?

I’m on a pretty solidly mediocre/bad flag football team and I often conspire to steal dogs from Meridian Hill Park

What motivates and pushes you to continually improve?

I really enjoy competing against myself… Kate Maitland getting in my face when I’m about to get time capped is also great motivation