CoreFit Member Highlight

Therese Martinez

CoreFit Member Highlight: Kasey Barton

Occupation: Epic Application Analyst for Providence Health & Services
 
From: Born in Spokane 10/25/78, but raised in Seattle. 
 
When did you start coming to CoreFit? September 2014
 
Why did you start coming to CoreFit?  I was seeking some place to push myself to new limits. Thankfully Dave and Marian Fisher introduced me to Kurt.
Who is your greatest fitspiration and why? Anne Johnston.  She’s my hero. She never ever quits no matter what obstacle may cross her path.  At the Spartan Boise Sprint in June she was out there by herself determined to get that finisher medal and I was proud to cross the finish line with her.
What is your next fitness goal?  I’m not sure I currently have a fitness goal at this time. Pretty much my goal is to not re-injure my wrist.
 
Favorite workout song? ‘Till I Collapse by Eminem is one my favorites. 
 
When you are in the heat of the workout and feel like quitting, you think…. I think there is no damn way I’m giving up now!  Just one more push-up, one more T2B, etc. 
 
What has been your biggest accomplishment at CoreFit so far? I wouldn’t say it’s been inside CF, but I was able to finish an Ironman 70.3 in 2016. I honestly did not train very well for the swim or bike, but I knew all the hard work at CF was going to get me through the challenge of a triathlon. The support of CF members cheering that day certainly helped!
 
What is your biggest dietary weakness? Red wine, chocolate and cereal. 
 
Favorite part about CoreFit? I really enjoy challenging myself and others to give all you can in a workout. Plus I like all the positive people I get to see daily.
 
If you could sit down to lunch with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you choose to have lunch with and why? 
I have two:
1-My grandfather Jim Heinen. He’s a great man who loves his family, cares for his friends and always has a great story to share.  Plus we’d get to play a few games of cribbage.
2-Dave Grohl because, well, it’s Dave freaking Grohl!! He’s been a music hero of mine since he joined Nirvana. I just know that dude would have the best rock stories and I                would enjoy hearing them.
How has coming to CoreFit influenced the rest of your life?  It’s really influenced my eating habits.  I’m certainly no saint, but I’ve improved a bunch since I starting coming in 2014.
 
What is a motto or saying that you live your life by? Even if you’re on the right track you’ll get run over if you just sit there. 
 
What are your main hobbies outside of CoreFit? Music, bowling, hiking/nature walks 
 
Favorite workout/exercise? Least favorite? I love Murph & Chippers. I hate that damn bike! Oh, and wall balls. Not a fan. 
 
If you could have all the money in the world, how would you spend your days? I would take that money and donate almost all of it to charitable foundations that I believe to good for the world then spend my remaining days living the best life possible.
Favorite Restaurant? Downriver Grill
 
What has been your top memory at CoreFit to date? I think my top memory has to be the first CF Montana Sprint in 2015.  I was amazed at the turnout we had.  I was so proud to be part of a fun and determined group of individuals that worked together as a team since most of us were running our first ever Spartan
Therese Martinez, MS, RD, CPT

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