We are jazzed to announce our Queen of the Hill for May 2017: Alex Kilgore! This month marks a year that Alex has been training at CrossFit on the Hill (Happy Fitnessversary!), and we are so lucky to call her ours. Just last month, Alex competed in her first ever Powerlifting Competition. Our gal PR’d her squat (297#!) and deadlift (375#!). These incredibly accomplishments reflect the hard work she puts in, day in and day out. She never cherry picks her workouts, is receptive to suggestions and feedback, and always supports her fellow athletes. Alex is lovely – inside and out – and is so very deserving of the throne.
Keep reading to learn more about the Queen!
What brought you to Boston?
I moved to Boston in August of 2014 for a job at Northeastern.
What drew you to CrossFit?
After collegiate rowing, I really missed the team aspect of working out. Lifting alone at lunch was getting pretty boring! I turned to CrossFit because I love the variety and intensity of the workouts, and the fact that I get to do them with a group of awesome people cheering one another on!
What keeps you coming back to COTH?
The people! I love the COTH community so much. Everyone is so friendly, encouraging, and just downright awesome. It’s a group I’m proud to be a part of.
Biggest improvements/struggles with CrossFit?
I’ve added a ton of strength and become a much more well-rounded athlete since joining COTH. I think my biggest struggle now is mastering how to breath correctly and keeping my form tight during metcons.
If you could create your own WOD, what movements would you use?
Rowing, heavy deadlifts, and maybe some dumbbell snatches for fun.
Meat head nickname (with explanation)?
Well, an old rowing buddy called me “Killer Kilgore” on my most recent CrossFit Instagram post, so I’m gonna go with that!