Sara Kinnon “Scooter”
Coach Bull was instrumental in bringing Sara into the CrossFit community. Terry and Sara had previously done martial arts and cardio kickboxing classes together so when Sara returned to Vancouver after completing her schooling in Washington he suggested she try CrossFit. It was a perfect fit and Sara was soon seeing the results of the training. It was her enthusiasm for CrossFit that inspired her brother Scott and her sister-in-law, Corrine to join. Despite dealing with two broken legs she has never given up on her training and that spirit is what helps motivate everyone who she comes in contact with. She is truly unique and a wonderful member of our community.
Dr Sara aka Scooter. The one who takes care of all of us unselfishly. Shes a great athlete and someone who genuinely makes everyone around her better. Thanks for all you do for all of us!
Just the Facts:
Name: Sara Kinnon
Profession: ND, Fellow in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine
Family status: Long-term relationship – Terry Peters was part of the set up!
How long have you been doing CrossFit? Almost 9 years
How often do you train? I travel a lot so my workouts at CFNV are 4-6x week but I make sure to be active if I am not at the gym. We are meant to move.
What time do you normally train at? Well I was an evening class junkie for most of my CrossFit life until traffic became an issue. With Brooke’s encouragement – I was convinced to try the 6am class. Those poor people who had to listen to me whine for the first three weeks….
What were your goals in starting CrossFit? My goals at the start were simple – get in better shape. I was only really doing road biking at the time but didn’t feel particularly fit or strong.
Have they changed? Now I want to stay in the best shape possible, while maintaining a hectic schedule. Learning to balance life and fitting time in to exercise is critical. I always want to get stronger and build my engine.
What changes have occurred in your health, fitness and general athletic performance since you started CrossFit? I have more energy, strength and stamina for both CrossFit and things like hiking or biking. My use of my asthma medications has decreased – something I have struggled with since infancy.
Have you ever gone in a CrossFit Competition? Yes! I’ve done CrossFit BC’s summer challenge, Taranis Winter Challenge, and went to Regionals on a team in 2011 – with Coach Sally and Mandy!
Would you like to? I’ve been competition shy since being out with broken legs…but I would like to compete again one day – on a team!
What type of workout do you enjoy the most? I love the barbell – so anything involving lifting! I enjoy wods with 2-3 movements. I even like Fran! And I love EMOM’s.
What type of workout do you least enjoy? Anything with wallballs!
What is your favourite activity outside of CrossFit? I love getting outside in nature – the forest is a happy place for me.
What has been your best CrossFit moment? Aside from going to regionals, I think it was having 2 broken legs and still getting to the gym and working on something – my upper body strength was so good that year!
What inspires you the most? I think I draw inspiration from different people or things daily. Every person has a story. I definitely feel inspired by the 6am crowd – it is not easy to get up and lift or workout hard so early!
Who do you look for inspiration from? Friends and family and everyone!
What sports have you played in the past? Field hockey, kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, Road biking
What other sports do you currently play? Life!
Is there something that people will be surprised to discover about you? I’ve never had a pop in my life.