Athlete Spotlight

March Athlete Spotlight

By February 21, 2019 April 12th, 2020 No Comments

This month’s spotlight is none other than the, Tiffany Mass! Tiff has been around KCF for quite sometime. Read on to check out her story!

Q- When did you start at Kato CrossFit?

A- I started KCF in September of 2014

Q- What is your “WHY”?

A- I have so many WHYs! For the most part as someone who is in recovery from drugs and alcohol I need a rush of chemical that will not get me arrested. ☺ Working out in early sobriety really helped restore my sanity. Exercise was a healthy coping mechanism for me and is now a part of my regular mental health maintenance. When I first got sober I worked out at the Y and FF10 for a bit but I always felt self-conscience at those places because I had no idea what I was doing. I enjoyed running too because I did not need any equipment. My knee started to give me problems so the running did not last long.

When I was encouraged by a friend to check out KCF I was scared at first – if FF10 made me feel self-conscience then this place would be really bad. Quite the opposite. I found my home at KCF!! I know the importance of fellowship, I learned it in recovery. People need people to be successful, to be happy and to survive this crazy thing we call life! I found my people. KCF is not just a place to go workout – it is a place to laugh, cry, to celebrate and support each other, to discover strengths and abilities and so much more. I have lived a part of my life where I did not invite much positivity. I have been homeless, friendless, close to death and hopeless more times than I care to remember. I was missing many things in my life for a long time. One of those things, truly vital for overcoming– the mindset to WORK HARD for what you want. That spark was ignited in early recovery and discovering KCF added a whole other layer to that. I found the desire to work hard and now had the people in my corner rooting me on! Boom! I felt so wonderful to have this switch turned on inside me. I felt like I deserve this! I deserve these cheerleaders! I deserve to feel good about myself!

Fast forward a few years and now I am a mother. I am a role model for this little human who watches everything I do. I want my son to know how to work hard for what he wants. To know he has to earn it – nothing worth having is just handed over. I also want him to have respect for his body – to take care of it, to fuel it, and to stay active. I want him to respect all body types and know what healthy looks like. I love that I am part of a fitness community where he is welcome. He sees his parents working out and enjoying it! When people ask me WHY do you do that – it looks crazy plus it’s so expensive! I tell them that finding out what my body is capable of is empowering not crazy. Putting a price tag on relationships is crazy!!

Q- Would you rather be famous when you are alive and forgotten when you die or unknown when you are alive but famous after you die?

A- I would definitely rather be unknown while alive and famous after I die. I would want to watch down (or look up at ☺) all the people talking about me and enjoy the fame from that view.

Q- Have your goals changed?

A- My goals have definitely changed after becoming a mom. It’s not all about the gainz anymore but consistency (I still struggle). As a 40-something mom I am realistic about my time limitations and abilities so I just want to get to the gym several times a week and not eat like and asshole. ☺

Q- Would you rather never use social media sites / apps again or never watch another movie or TV show?

A- Social media can go away and I would be ok with that. But I can’t live without old episodes of The Office.

Q- What is your best result?

A- My best result is that I no longer need to see a certain number on the scale and I have a healthy idea of what fit looks like for me. I no longer the need to compare myself against others and what they look like or what they can do. I also celebrate 7 years of sobriety this February.

Thanks for answering all of our questions, Tiff! You are part of what makes KCF such an awesome place to be!