Member Spotlight – Kendra & Steve Schleiker

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Member Spotlight – Kendra & Steve Schleiker

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Kendra Schleiker

Where are you from? Duluth, MN originally, ND for college and to CO ASAP upon graduation!

What do you do? I teach Honors Biology, Biology and advise the LINK Crew leadership program at Coronado HS.

How’d you hear/find out about CrossFit and how long have you been doing it? What motivated you to give it a try in the first place? Tanya Ball brought Steve and I to our first workout a few days before Thanksgiving. I remember seeing people doing CrossFit (probably on TV) and I thought it looked like a good workout. I was training for marathons at the time and didn’t really want to try something else. T-Ball’s visit was perfect timing! It was time to do something new!

How has CrossFit impacted your life? Now I have something else to be addicted to and learn something new every day. It is awesome that I can go do a workout and forget the whole world for an hour.

What do you enjoy about being a member at CrossFit NCS? Community is key! Love the coaches and support.

What’s your favorite workout? All the ones I survive! (Which is all of them :))

What would your birthday workout be? One with my friends I just don’t know enough about workouts yet… I will let you know on June 13th!

Do you have a quote/motto you live by? Really it is “No Excuses.” After Aria was born I decided that I would work out every day unless I had a legit excuse. Here are my excuses: lightning (when I run), and an unbreakable commitment to Aria.

What’s something fun/awesome/interesting you’d like people to know about you? I am starting an 18-month Master’s Degree program in Education Administration to become a principal one day. I love school and learning! What a nerd!

 

Steve Schleiker

Where are you from? Colorado Springs, CO

What do you do? El Paso County Assessor

How’d you hear/find out about CrossFit and how long have you been doing it? What motivated you to give it a try in the first place? I heard about CrossFit and CrossFit NCS through my sister, Tanya Ball a/k/a TBall, and have been enjoying it since November 2016.

How has CrossFit impacted your life? It is way more interesting than the normal gym routine, and I am feeling far healthier and motivated.

What do you enjoy about being a member at CrossFit NCS? The coaches and members.  Everyone is so motivated and positive!

What’s your favorite workout? Being so new I have yet to pick a favorite workout; however, I am slowly being introduced to all of the workouts named after women (oooffff!).

What would your birthday workout be? As a former United States Marine I would say “Roy”….  This brutal hero WOD in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. Michael C. Roy is made up of five rounds for time of 15 deadlifts at 225lbs, 20 box jumps (24-inch box), and 25 pull-ups.

Do you have a quote/motto you live by? Family motto is “Hard work equals reward”!

What’s something fun/awesome/interesting you’d like people to know about you? Allowing my father-in-law and parents to live with Kendra and I…  I’ve accidentally opened a retirement home.