Athletes of the Month: Trisha and Kevin Miller

img-4What is your fitness background?

Trisha- Mostly sports…..I played volleyball, basketball and tennis in high school.

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Kevin- Sports too…..I played basketball and baseball but also enjoy running.


How long have you been doing CrossFit?

We both have been doing Crossfit for almost 3 years!!


What or who got you started in CrossFit or how did you learn about CrossFit?

Trisha- I worked with Jill for several years in the NICU at Riley Hospital and she convinced me to come try it out. This is back when it was in the Sharps’ garage.

Kevin- Trisha made me do it.img-5


Tell us about the first time you walked into CrossFit Notch 8.

Trisha- My very first time in the garage, I remember it being freezing cold. It was just Jill, Jake and I working out. I didn’t come back for about 4 months after that!

Kevin- I remember going to the first workout and thinking that their neighbors probably think we’re crazy. We were doing inchworms down the sidewalk.


What was your first CrossFit workout like and what did you think about it?

Trisha- I honestly don’t remember what it was, just that it was cold and it was the hardest thing I’d ever done.

Kevin- All I remember were the thrusters

Trisha- We can’t leave out the infamous 5K that Jake made us run in the freezing rain, and below freezing temps!


What’s your favorite part of CrossFit?

Trisha- When the WOD is over! Just kidding….I love the people, and accomplishing things that I didn’t think I could do. It’s fun to surprise yourself!

Kevin- I like the new challenges every day. You always get a chance to do different things. I also like the friendships developed.


What surprised you about CrossFit?

Trisha- How much I liked Olympic lifting once I tried it.

Kevin- Accomplishing things I didn’t know I could do. I used to never be able to do many pull ups. Now I do a whole WOD with them.img-6
Why Notch 8?

Trisha- Because we have the best coaches and members!

Kevin- agree with Trisha
What is your most noted CrossFit accomplishment or achievement to date?

Trisha- I would have to say competing in the GLOC. It’s scary to get out there in front of a big crowd, but it was more fun than I anticipated it would be. Plus, we had a lot of support from our members.

Kevin- Riding Jake’s coat tails to win WODs for Wendy

Has CrossFit had an impact on any other part of your life?

Trisha- I love the mental clarity it gives me when I am able to attend classes regularly

Kevin- It gives me energy to work and play with my kids, without being so tired.


What is your favorite workout/movement?

Trisha- clean and jerk

Kevin- rowing/running and cleans

What is your LEAST favorite workout/movement?

Trisha- Anything on the rig is frustrating to me. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just a struggle

Kevin- Tie between burpees and thrusters

What’s the best advice you have received?

Trisha- Honestly, it’s hard to narrow it down. I love when the coaches come around and correct the little things with my form while performing complicated lifts

Kevin- Listen to your body, if something hurts then don’t force itimg-7
What’s your secret weapon in your gym bag (wraps, protein, jump rope, lifting shoes, etc.)?

Trisha- my jump rope- it’s helped me get a lot better at double unders!

Kevin- I’m au naturale…….

What’s your favorite cheat meal?

Trisha- Mexican food!!!!!!!

Kevin- sweets/candy


What motivates you?

Trisha- having more energy and a more positive attitude

Kevin- to be able to play with my kids, and to be able to coach basketball the way I want to be able to coach

Tell us about your family?

2 daughters- Grace is 11 1/2, and Claire is 9. We have a 3 month old little fur baby/monster named Nora. Kevin is surrounded by estrogen.

Tell us about your role models?

Trisha- Our gym is full of great role models, but I really look up to Esther- she is great at so many things! She has more athleticism in her pinky than I have in my whole body!

Kevin- Jesus- he’s the man!

Favorite book or movie?

Trisha- books would be Harry Potter (duh, right Jenna?) and don’t have a favorite movie- I prefer comedies

Kevin- movie would be Saving Private Ryan, and book is either All Quiet on the Western Front or It
Favorite restaurant?img-8

Trisha- anything Mexican…..I have a major problem with queso

Kevin- Mortons

What tips would you have for folks new to CrossFit and/or Notch 8?

Kevin- Don’t compare yourself to others for at least 90 days

Trisha- I agree with Kevin. It’s easy to compare yourself to others, but you can’t be the best overnight

Words to live by or Favorite Quote?

Trisha- “If you’re not first, you’re last.”

Kevin- “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”

Tell us something we don’t know about you?

Trisha- I can be a control freak 🙁

Kevin- I am adopted (my Dad adopted me).


Fill in the Blank


I like…my life

I eat…when I’m hungry

I do…what I want

I am…my own person



I like…things to be clean!

I eat…too much cheese

I do…not enjoy cooking

I am…a fan of red wine