May 2023 Athlete of the Month

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A huge congratulations to our May 2023 Athlete of the Month… Katelynn Cali! 


It is only fitting that today also happens to be Kate’s 2 year anniversary, a perfect testament to her dedication! Kate has been an absolute pleasure to have as an athlete. She has a passion for fitness that is so fun to coach, an athletic ability that no doubt comes from years of dedicated effort, and an extremely kind nature that makes working out alongside her a blast. She has the ability to make others feel welcome in the gym, is a great team player and is always putting other people’s needs ahead of her own. Kate is one of the most humble, hard-working athletes we have ever had in our gym, and she has shown it day in and day out for the past two years. She knows how to show up, when to go hard, when to listen to her body and how to push herself towards her goals. She is a great role model in the TW Community and we are so grateful for her. Thank you Kate, congratulations and keep up the good work! 


TW: Where are you from?


Kate: East Boston 


TW: What do you do for work?


Kate: I am a registered nurse. 


TW: How long have you been at Tradewinds? 


Kate: 2ish years? 


TW: What motivated you to try Tradewinds? 


Kate: I was doing boot camp on the beach with my mom (Michelle) and it was ending. So my husband (Brandon) did his research and found Tradewinds and it was a perfect fit! 


TW: What group class do you usually attend? 


Kate: Usually the 6pm but I have been known to make guest appearances at the 5pm and 6am. 


TW: Did you have a fitness background prior to starting at Tradewinds? 


Kate: Yes. I had been doing CrossFit for about 8 years before joining Tradewinds and before that I played softball in college. 


TW: If you could program your dream WOD, what would it be?


Kate: cleans, box jumps, burpees maybe some pull-ups or a run. Depends on the day hahaha  


TW: What is your proudest accomplishment since joining Tradewinds? 


Kate: My proudest accomplishment is being a strong female role model for my son and showing him you can do anything with a good mindset and hard work. 


TW: How has Tradewinds helped you in your everyday life? 


Kate: Tradewinds has helped me keep up with my 3 year old, it has prevented countless injuries and keeps me sane! 


TW: What do you like to do outside the gym? 


Kate: Eat really good food, go on walks with Lucas, Hunter and Brandon and hang out with family. 


TW: What is your favorite song to workout to? 


Kate: Still Learning- Halsey 


TW: What’s one thing you’d tell someone who is curious about trying Tradewinds but not sure if they could do it?


Kate: Try it. You won’t regret it at all. It’s a very special community filled with great people that lift you up. You are always greeted with a smiling face and anyone can do the classes. 


AOM Closing Thoughts… 

My experience as a Tradewinds athlete has been a great one. All the coaches are so supportive and you are always greeted with a smile when you enter the gym. When I first arrived at Tradewinds I was still recovery from having a baby. I was nervous and so unsure walking through the doors. I didn’t know what I could do, what I shouldn’t do and where I was compared to before having a baby. My mind was immediately put to ease. The coaches guided me through my recovery and I am now not only back to where I was pre-baby but I would say I am stronger and faster. The community at Tradewinds is a very special one. Everyone lifts each other up, cheers for each other and the atmosphere is just very special.