Our last May Member of The Month Spotlight is on Kathy Poirer! Thank you for all you do to keep us safe!
Today’s Challenge is to eat mindfully! Check out the video on SugarWOD for more details from Coach Alisha.
Kathy Poirer- Police Officer
1) How did you get started at CFNE and what did you do before?
I started at CFNE in the summer of 2018. My husband, RJ, started going and told me that I would love it. So, here I am and now you’re stuck with me. I’ve been doing CrossFit since 2013. Before that, I played soccer all of my life – high school, college and after. After I had our son, Austin and turned 30, I had to call it quits with my love of soccer. I could not continue to fight with 20 year olds on the soccer pitch anymore 🙂
2) Where are you from and where are all the places you’ve lived?
I am originally from Hyde Park – a suburb of Boston. Then moved to Dedham and graduated from High School there. I have not lived anywhere exotic. Unless anyone believes Brookline and Needham are exotic places.
3) What’s your favorite Crossfit movement?
My favorite CrossFit movement are power cleans. I love me some cleans. I also recently learned butterfly pull ups.
4) If you were a Starbucks drink, what would you be and why?
I would be a venti Starbucks double shot on ice with a splash of almond milk. Only because when I am at work, I cannot function without one. That double shot is much needed.
5) If you could only have one meal the rest of your life, what would it be?
The one meal I would have for the rest of my life would be steak tips from Fells Market in Wellesley, with sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and asparagus. I would add macaroni salad too.
6) What is the craziest thing you’ve ever witnessed in your line of work?
I have witnessed things at work that normal people should never see, ever. The craziest and happiest things I have seen are babies being born and brought into this world. However, I have also seen tragic incidents where people of all different ages, sadly leave this world. There are still sights I have seen that never leave my mind. Thankfully my husband is in the same line of work, he gets it, and he’s there for me as I am for him.
7) What is your favorite book, and why?
This is a tough one. I love mystery/thriller books but I did read the Twilight Saga books in about a month and the 50 Shades of Grey books (Yes, I’m embarrassed). I would say The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins.
8) What would you name the autobiography of your life?
The title of my autobiography would be: The Good, the Bad and the should have.
9) What superpower would you want to possess?
My superpower I would want is the ability to breath underwater. I love swimming and when I snorkel I’ve always wanted to just breathe underwater.
10) What was the most important lesson you’ve had to learn?
I’ve learned that I have to treat and speak to other people the way I would want to be treated and spoken to. You never know what’s going on behind closed doors and everyone has their own story. Be respectful.
11)What’s your favorite memory from CFNE?
My favorite CFNE memory was joining and getting to know everyone. A smile goes a long way and everyone is always smiling at CFNE. Oh…and of course CFNE got me my ring Muscle ups BACK!