Member Spotlight: Julia Katzenmeier

It is officially June! This means it is time for us to show a little special attention to one of our outstanding members… Julia Katzenmeier! Julia is the definition of consistent as it relates to her attendance and effort at Detour. Her progress and her fitness show the results of her dedication and effort in the gym. No matter what Julia has going on during her day, she makes it a priority to get to the gym. Whether she is working out at 5:00am, 5:30pm, or anywhere in between, you can expect to see Julia working out with a positive, upbeat attitude and a willingness to push herself outside of her comfort zone. We are so happy to have Julia as a staple in our Detour community and we hope you enjoy getting to learn a little more about her.

Preferred Name: Julia

Age: 38

Where did you grow up? Russia / Mongolia

When did you become a member of Detour? May 2021 – Two weeks before MURPH!

What do you do when you aren’t at Detour? For activity, I run on my own outside of the gym.

How did you find out about Detour? Facebook

When / How did you did you realize Detour was the right fit for you? The moment I stepped foot inside Detour, I felt like I had found my new “CrossFit family.”

What is your favorite WOD or movement? EVERYTHING (except snatches)

What is your least favorite WOD or movement? Deadlifts

What motivates you to stay active?  Making better choices in my life, proving to myself what I am capable of, and continuing to better myself

What is something about you that Detour members do not know about you…yet? I was adopted from an orphanage in Russia, I was born in Mongolia, and when I moved to America I didn’t know any English. It took me almost 2 years to learn English, but still graduated with my diploma.

What advice would you give to someone just starting at Detour? Never give up on yourself

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