February 2021 Athlete of the Month: Jyll DyHoyos

“I started going to the gym a few years ago to get into shape. I was going for about a year and a friend of mine asked if I would be interested in going to a boot camp with her on Saturday mornings. I said “yeah, I’ll go”. That was the start of my CrossFit journey. Although the boot camp was dumb bell based, high intensity movements, it was my first taste of CrossFit workouts. The warmup, strength, and then kick your butt wod! Lol I couldn’t get enough of it. Working cardio into the workout in a way that you’re not just focusing on ‘getting your cardio in’ on a treadmill or bike but putting movements together in such a way that it’s all included.

I started going to the other classes when I couldn’t get enough of the boot camp only being once a week. I was learning so much, seeing so many different results. I was absolutely loving it! I ended up going to the gym only 1-2 days a week and going to CrossFit the other 3-4 days of the week. Then “Coronavirus” graced us with it’s presence – things changed.

After about a month and a half into quarantine unfortunately the CrossFit gym had to close it’s doors. I was honestly devastated! But then someone told me about CrossFit 128. And that is the beginning of my journey with you. 🙂 I appreciate the focus on stretching and mobilization. All of the teaching on proper form has really helped me grow. I’m doing things that honestly scared the crap out of me before like barbell snatches and overhead squats! I can now do both of these movements without doubting myself.

I’ve always enjoyed pushing myself, my own abilities. But having coaches that believe in me and also push me only makes it better. This includes the original coaches I had that will always hold a special place in my heart and the new coaches that have taught me so much. I have goals and am meeting them one by one. I truly believe that if someone enjoys the fitness that they are doing then the sky is the limit!

Thank you CrossFit 128 and all of your coaches. I appreciate you all!”
Jyll (the thrill) 😂🤪